The Rise of Indoor Mini Golf

While indoor mini golf is nothing new, its popularity is currently trending.

Coop De Ville, Pins Mechanical Co., Shorty’s Pins x Pints: theres no denying that duckpin bowling was the hit activity of the last few years. Now a different entertainment option is popular in Pittsburgh: indoor minigolf.

In February, Puttery, a 21-and-over indoor miniature golf venue, opened its door in the Strip District. Its three, nine-hole courses include rooms styled like a vintage garage, a Rocky Mountain ski lodge, and a library. Also coming to the Strip in 2023 is Puttshack, an upscale, tech-infusedmini-golf chain that already has locations in Miami, Boston, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Chicago, with more to open in major cities around the US.

While miniature indoor golf has been available in the city of bridges since the early 1900s— Stanton Heights Golf Club, Pittsburghs first indoor golf venue, debuted in 1911 — its popularity has gone in and out of fashion. (Think, your favorite bell-bottom jeans.) But the opening of these new indoor miniature golf establishments, almost back-to-back like the duckpin bowling spaces, proves that the activity is, once again, trending.

Story by Jordan Snowden

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