It’s been around in the U.S. since 1916, in the Northeast since 1926 (when the first rooftop was used, in New York City), and a big part of Connecticut summer fun for generations. Myrtle Beach, S.C., may be considered the mini golf capital of the world, but our state has plenty of courses worthy of summer day-trip status.
Why did mini golf make the family summer bucket list for Jamie Johnson, Virginia Tantral and their twin eight-year-olds, who live in Stratford? Jamie, who is from Texas, knows it as “putt-putt” and only recently discovered it with her family. “We like that it is a family game, though for now as the kids are learning, we’re not even counting score,” she said. “That keeps it more cooperative and fun than competitive.”