LOCATED By the Soundshell, beside the Sea, Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Open 9:30am to 4:15pm Monday to Friday, Saturday, Sunday
All children 12 and under require adult supervision

Golf Trivia

During the 1930s there were approximately 50,000 minigolf courses in the USA with 150 apartment rooftop courses in New York city alone! Whaaaat ... that's crazy!

Sir Bob Charles (awesome Kiwi guy for sure) is one of the world's greatest left-hand golfers. He's won like over 70 titles (still going) and was the first 'lefty' to win an international golf major – the British Open in 1963. Wow!

In 2000 Michael Campbell was the first New Zealander to break into the world history of top twenty golfers when he won the New Zealand Open, Heineken Classic, Australian Masters and Linde German Masters. Then if that wasn't impressive enough, in 2005 Michael won the prestigious US Open. Boom! Nice one Michael.

MiniGolf has been called some interesting names. In the early years it started out as Garden Golf then Rinkiedink Golf, Tom Thumb, Putt Putt, Runt Golf, Crazy Golf, Midget Golf, Goofy Golf and Wacky Golf! We just call it Par2 MiniGolf ;)

New Zealand has over 400 golf courses across the nation. This is the highest number of golf courses per capita (when judged by how many people we have in New Zealand) in the world.

Kiwi technology is being used to make golf balls travel further by up to 20 metres by refining the molecular structure of steel, and by cryogenically freezing balls and clubs to 185 degrees below zero to help the ball come off the club better.  Pretty cool don't you think?

MiniGolf has been played right where Par2 MiniGolf is right now since the 1940s. And we'll be here for a while yet!

Question Time

1) What was the name given to the Clive Square area in Napier after the 1931 Earthquake?

2) Which Napier suburb built after the 1931 Earthquake contains many of the residential Art Deco styled houses?

3) Which brightly painted wooden buildings on Marine Parade survived the 1931 Napier Earthquake?

4) The National Tobacco Company Building in Ahuriri was designed by who?

5) What was the name of the ship in Napier Port at the time of the 1931 Earthquake whose sailors helped with rescue and salvage work?


1) Tin Town, 2) Marewa, 3) The Six Sisters – once you've finished playing why not nip over the road and check them out, 4) Louis Hay, 5) The Veronica

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