Mini Golf Continues to Make Waves

Mini Golf Continues to Make Waves

Mini golf is making serious waves worldwide as popularity continues to grow… but don’t just take our word for it… see for yourself what is happening in this fast-paced market…

Let’s look at PopStroke, for example. PopStroke Entertainment Group was founded by Greg Bartoli, a former Wall Street executive, in 2018 and some may recall that Tiger Woods Ventures joined in 2019 as a partner and investor. With six current US locations and a further three in the developmental pipeline, these outdoor mini golf courses have been wildly popular. So much so that in January of 2023, PopStroke was valued at $650 million… and TaylorMade Golf Company has recently made a material investment.

Major players like Topgolf‘s Puttshack are also reaping the benefits… so much so that their BlackRock investment in 2022 is helping to to fund further expansion in the U.S. market for the next several years. This includes a whopping eight more openings in 2023, in Dallas, Denver, Houston, Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scottsdale, as well as a second location in Atlanta.

There are multiple “off-course” competitive socialising golf venues popping up all over the place- such as Gareth Bale’s Elevens Group and Cardiff’s DEPOT brand collaboration – Par 59, which now boasts two thriving locations in the UK. Not to mention growing beasts like BOOM BATTLE BAR, Swingers – the crazy golf club, and Drive Shack Inc.‘s Puttery (to name a few!)

In fact… according to the National Golf Foundation, total off-course consumer engagement (27.9 million) has for the first time eclipsed those who play on the course!

Find out more via Perfect Putt, which explores the fascinating rise of off-course mini golf… and the creation of more revenue opportunities…

Greenspan Projects have been building award-winning mini golf courses for the best part of half a century. Our experience spans outdoor adventure golf, to competitive socialising venues and utilising all kinds of weird and wonderful spaces for exciting attractions… including disused slate caverns!

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Putt Nation

Greenspan Projects were delighted to engage with Putt Nation on the full design and build of two exciting 9-hole tech-infused mini golf courses for their venue.

In historic Buford-a thriving place to work, live and play in Atlanta, Georgia-  Putt Nation is the newest family attraction to burst onto the scene. The brand saw a gap in the market to break the traditional “putt putt golf” paradigm… bringing lights, lasers, screens and plenty of digital fun to the venue for a totally immersive experience!

From the initial design phase, it was clear that a unique and exciting concept was key. It was about taking the stigma surrounding “lack lustre” conventional mini golf and totally flipping it on its’ head… creating the next generation of mini golf and “The Putt Nation Experience” against a backdrop of delicious food and beverages.

Ensuring there is fun for all the family with playability to suit all ages, the experience begins as visitors step into the venue, where the Putt Nation crew ensure a seamless entry system for digital scoring. Players provide their names, receive their ball, putters and it’s all systems go to the first hole!

Each hole is totally unique. They vary in playability – with challenges relating to each theme at every stop. From skimming the ball through a giant lighthouse to putting across popping popcorn cups (featuring huge lifelike popcorn kernels), a new adventure awaits at every turn! Adorned by giant screens to match the theming of the hole, there is even a giant foosball game, beer pong, a house of cards scattered with giant dice, and a colourful Ferris wheel.

There are multiple ways to enjoy Putt Nation’s offering – whether you are aged three or 83! Designed as a place to enjoy with up to six guests, The Pub Course and The Circus Course can be booked separately… or as double games. There is even an option for larger groups… from 7-18 visitors! There are also bookings available for birthday parties, corporate events, and bachelor or bachelorette parties.

Check out the project gallery below and visit the Putt Nation website for more details on how to book your next adventure!

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