Miniature Golf Day

Miniature Golf Day is a holiday that is celebrated on September 21st each year. This holiday is exactly like National Miniature Golf Day, except that holiday is celebrated on the second Saturday in May. It’s a day when people can go to their favorite miniature golf course and enjoy a few holes of crazy golf.

After all, who doesn’t like grabbing a mini-putter and attempting to hit a ball through a windmill or into an angry clown’s mouth?

History of Miniature Golf Day

As is the case with so many unofficial holidays, no one really knows when this holiday was started or who started it. It is lost in the fog of time. However, the history of this pastime is well recorded and is quite interesting as well.

Miniature golf can be traced back to the 19th century. It was originally invented to allow women to play golf because, in Victorian Scotland, it was considered unladylike for women to raise a golf club above their shoulder level – which pretty much took regular golf off the table.

In 1867, a smaller version of the game was invented by the Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews. Up until the late 19th century, not many people outside of Europe had heard of miniature golf, much less played it. Then it was introduced to the United States, and its popularity skyrocketed. After World War I, it swept all over America and by the 1930s was immensely popular.

Celebrating Miniature Golf Day

The best way to celebrate this holiday is to gather a group of friends and head out to your local miniature golf course. If you really love the game and have more than one course near you, then you can also spend your day visiting as many of these golf courses as possible.

If that isn’t enough putt-putt for you, then you can always build your own miniature putt-putt course in your own backyard!

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 21 Saturday
Next year (2025)
September 21 Sunday
Last year (2023)
September 21 Thursday
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