National Miniature Golf Day - May
Sat, May 11, 2024

National Miniature Golf Day

National Miniature Golf Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to miniature golf. It’s a great game to relax and practice your accuracy. It is a little easier and more accessible to learn, unlike the game of golf. The holiday is celebrated every second Saturday in May.


The history of National Miniature Golf Day begins in 2007. It was created as a tribute to the creation of the game and encouraged everyone to try their hand at miniature golf!

The emergence of mini-golf is associated with 19th century Scotland. There, in 1827, a women’s golf club was created, which was a serious protest against the prohibition of participation of the fair sex in various sporting events and competitions. Especially for women was created its own version of golf, in a smaller format. However, many liked this version, and today it is played by both sexes of all ages.

In the 1920s, they began using artificial grass to cover the fields, which contributed to more fields for this game across the United States than there had been before.

Interesting facts

  • Many mini-golf courses are often themed. To make them more attractive.
  • In order to make the game more interesting, additional obstacles are often placed on the courses. Experiments for miniature golf abound!
  • The biggest difference from regular golf besides the size of the course is that in the mini version they change the balls (they are made of different materials, differ in diameter and weight), and in a great golf – clubs.

How to celebrate

Learn the rules of miniature golf that day. Try your hand at the game with a group of friends or family.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they played miniature golf. What were their impressions of the game?

When is National Miniature Golf Day celebrated in 2024?

National Miniature Golf Day is observed the second Saturday in May.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday May 11 2024
Saturday May 10 2025