There is no better way to bond with your family members than by playing a fun and relaxing game together. A great game that you can play in your own backyard if you make certain changes is mini golf. Fortunately, it isn’t very complicated to make a backyard mini golf course all by yourself, and in the following lines, we will even give you instructions for you to create this fun project.
We have already established that you will make the mini golf course in the backyard, but the precise location of the course is extremely important. After all, you will need to knock a small ball around with precision on the course. Therefore, the location is extremely important for this project. The best thing to do is to look for an area that is as flat as possible and create the mini golf course there.
Bent grass or artificial grass?
A lot of people are stubborn about the surface on which they play mini golf, denying to play on anything else besides grass. The best grass for a mini golf course is bent grass. Unfortunately, it will take a while for the grass to grow, and it will cost you a lot of money to plant and grow it as well. Therefore, it’s better to go with artificial grass. Some might not like it, but it’s just as efficient, and it’s cheaper. In addition, the modern artificial grass looks very realistic, being hard to differentiate it from real grass.
Materials and instructions on how to create the mini golf course
You need certain materials to built the interior obstacles and the outside walls of the mini golf course. For this project, you will need bricks, wood boards, buckets, cinder blocks, plywood sheets, and strips of plastic siding. Frame the outside of the course by lying down cinder blocks and bricks. Create bumpers inside the frame by placing wood boards at 45-degree angles in the corners. Make ramps and jumps by using sheets of plywood. You can use a PVC pipe to create a tunnel. Also, a pile of sand will prove to be an effective trap if you set it inside the frame of the mini golf course. For the holes, you can use tin cans or yogurt containers. At this point, you’re done with creating the mini golf course. Now it’s time to put the golf swing analyzer on the club, and start rehearsing and improving your swing to be able to defeat your family when you’ll play against them. After all, you don’t want to lose a game of mini golf against your kids, right?