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The history of mini golf
Garnet Carter was the first person to patent a game of miniature golf which he called "Tom Thumb Golf" in 1927. However, there were a few earlier unpatented versions of miniature golf type games. 
For example, in 1916, James Barber of Pinehurst, North Carolina had a miniature golf course on his estate called the Thistle Du. There were also patented processes that related to the game.
Garnet Carter built his miniature golf course on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee to draw traffic to the hotel he owned. His wife, Frieda Carter did most of the designing of the course's obstacles which had a fairyland theme.
About Us

The Original Adventure Golf Company, a New Zealand first. We began in 1997 in Christchurch with the development of Pirate's Island (and closed in 2017). Then, in 2001 Treasure Island was added in Auckland and in late 2004 Pirate's Cove was developed in Porirua, Wellington. The adventure miniature golf courses were designed and built by an American with decades of experience in the industry.

Our courses are all based around a pirate theme. Players have the opportunity to putt over pirate ships, past cascading waterfalls, through haunted treasure caves and past shark infested waters. Adventure Golf appeals to all ages as everyone can play and enjoy!

It is our aim to provide high fun, low risk, miniumum skill, adventure style family entertainment. Adventure Golf provides great value entertainment in an environment that is safe, welcoming and accessible to all.

We pride ourselves on its strong commitment to product and service quality. We achieve this by always going out of our way to ensure customer requirements are met and we have a strong focus in maintaining and upgrading our three courses to ensure our customers always have a positive experience.

We specialise in organising all types of events from school to corporate groups; we can tailor any event to meet your requirements and over the years have run many quality events for all types of groups.

Adventure Golf is fun for the young and the young at heart so come on down me matey!