Some mini golf courses are indoors, others are outdoors, and others many even start inside and then end outside. Regardless, there is one thing that all the best mini golf courses have in common; obstacles. The mini golf obstacle is unlike a regular golf course obstacle because they are designed to fit into the theme of the whole or even entire course. They are meant to not only challenge whoever steps up but can also completely change the direction of the game. We are going to look at several fun mini golf obstacles that you may see the next time you play.
The Cylinder- They can be either small or large but either way, they require precision and accuracy to be able to pass. Often brightly colored, the cylinder is either a direct path to the hole or can sometimes lead you a different direction depending on the course. This is a classic and is often seen on some of the first few holes.
The Pipe Hole- This type of obstacle is a game of chance for new players on the course. There are usually 2-3 holes that lead to the other side of the hole but each one leads to a different spot. Unless you know which hole goes where, you are playing a guessing game. One of the pipes could even lead to a hole in one if you have the right speed going in and out of the pipe.
Loop de Loop- Just as much fun to say as it is to play, the loop de loop is challenging for both experienced and new players. It requires accuracy to get up the ramp but needs to have enough speed and force to clear it. Usually you can either take the risk of the loop or go around it. If you are just playing for fun, take the chance to do it but if you are playing competitively, you will probably be better just going around it.
The jump- Exactly as it sounds, the jump shot means you have to have speed to go over not only the obstacle, but whatever lies underneath, often water. If you fail to make the shot, your ball may get wet or could get lost completely and require you to politely ask for a new one.
We hope that with whatever obstacles you encounter on the course that you have fun playing them. For mini golf supplies, visit us online. We also carry driving range equipment and golf ball barrier netting.