Putt Putt celebrates 50 years of mini golf in Australia

It’s been 50 years since putt-putt arrived in Australia with the opening of the Putt-Putt on the Gold Coast.

A while ago we put together a list of the 15 best mini golf courses in Australia. But in doing so we didn’t know a lot about its history in Australia.

And this week we found this out; the first mini golf course to open in Australia was the Putt-Putt golf course in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast.

And it happened 50 years ago on September 19, 2019.

Both the ABC and Channel 7 have highlighted the anniversary by visiting the Mermaid Beach Putt-Putt and chatting the local owners about the history of the place.

Here is the link to “Putt putt marks 50 years of miniature golf on the Gold Coast” at the ABC and here is the Channel 7 feature:

As an aside we read this at puttputt.com.au. Is it true?

What’s the difference between Mini Golf and Putt Putt?
Putt Putt positions obstacles in a way that makes it possible to get a hole in one on every hole.
Mini golf, on the other hand, has courses designed to make it far trickier to sink your ball.

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