What Is A Putting Course Not?
Putting courses are somewhat similar to regular golf courses and mini golf courses, but there are several key differences. Let’s set the record straight.
Putting courses vs. golf courses
Aside from the main difference that putting courses are small scale golf holes for putting only, they also:
- Offer a more relaxed entertainment atmosphere
- Are more widely accessible to all ages and all skill levels
- Are a much smaller footprint
Putting courses let you ditch your woods and irons. For beginners, that means less time chasing balls and more time having fun. Putting courses are less intimidating and physically demanding, making them more appealing to all age groups and all skill levels.
They are also much smaller; meaning shorter rounds and less walking. Rounds are typically one to one and a half hours from start to finish. The smaller size also keeps each group closer together, further contributing to the fun and community aspect of the game.
Putting courses vs. mini golf
Putting courses are also similar to mini golf or putt-putt, in that they are putting-centric and more entertainment-oriented than regular golf. But the similarities stop there.
- Don’t feature elaborate obstacles
- Involve more mounding and slopes that create a strategy
- Offer a more authentic putting experience
At a putting course you won’t see a clown’s mouth, windmill, or ramps. This contributes to an overall more authentic putting experience with doglegs and breaks beginners and advanced players can easily grasp.