Someone once said that most things, in a miniature form, draw the imagination. Miniature golf is undoubtedly one of those things, and the premier example of that is right in the heart of Roseville at Golfland Sunsplash. But it gets better than just an award-winning miniature golf course because Golfland Sunsplash is part Northern California's number one destination for family fun. Not only can your family spend a fun day of miniature golf, but you can also all enjoy an incredible water slide park, a fast car raceway, bumper cars, laser tag, and an indoor arcade. By the way, all of these things meet the high standards you've come to expect from Roseville's family-centered community. There's so much happening at Golfland Sunsplash to do it all justice. So for today, I'll cover one of the many fun things that you and your family can do at Golfland Sunsplash. Read on to hear why this place is everyone's favorite miniature golf course.
A Miniature Version of Miniature Golf
There is no denying that golf is a long, tough-to-master game that's not for everyone but for those who play it, it's intensely relaxing. It's a popular game that many people play, but even more people play miniature golf. In a smaller version of regular golf, it's a game that is not tough to master and is also relaxing. But how did it all get started? Well, there are a few versions of its history. One version dates back to Scotland. At a time when there were very few recreations open to women, a man named D.L. Burn decided to dedicate a piece of ground of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club for the exclusive use of women. This was after ongoing tension between women who were adventurous enough to use this male-dominated golf club and the club's caddies. The nine-hole course was laid out with miniature links, and therein lies the first miniature golf course for what was known as St. Andrews Ladies' Golf Club, formed in 1867.
Another version of miniature golf origins is traced back to a man from North Carolina named James Barber. The story goes that, in 1922, Mr. Barber built a miniature golf course on Thistle Du-his estate. While it was a miniature golf course, it was exclusively for private use. It wasn't until 1926 that Garnet Carter built the first public miniature golf course that the game gained recognition. This course was called Tom Thumb Golf and was designed with a fairytale theme and situated atop a place called Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Carter's timing was perfect because leisure activities were just becoming popular in America. Tom Thumb Golf was part of what Carter used to keep his inn guests entertained, and when the general public noticed it, he franchised the idea. By 1930, it's estimated that “miniature golf” was American's newest big industry.
There were already over 25,000 miniature golf courses built at the time that claim was made. However, due to various reasons, miniature golf's popularity slowed down, and it wasn't until the 1950s that it picked up again. In addition to curves, rolls, pipes, and banks, things like wishing wells, castles, windmills, and other obstacles gave the game the form we know it to be today.
Theme Park Meets Golf Course
If a miniature golf course is designed with high standards, it can feel like combining golf with a theme park; that's exactly what Golfland Sunsplash is like. Miniature golf courses are designed for small and large groups with players of all ages.
Games can be played in the daytime or evening. A successful miniature golf course offers tremendous enjoyment, a satisfying experience both with the game and its surroundings, and enough of a challenge that people of all ages can play. A great miniature golf course needs to feel like it is well designed with sturdy, high-end construction. Because there is usually a lot going on in a miniature golf course, putting surfaces and fairways need to be easily distinguishable with minimal redundancy between play areas. For players to have a fun time, it's also important the hole's goal is achievable. In other words, a ball must roll true to the hole play (that's miniature golf speak for “it has to be possible for a player to have the ball end up in the hold”).
It's also important to offer various difficulty levels so that some hole types are more challenging than others. And finally, the surroundings need to be fun. The golf courses need to be designed with visual excitement in mind and be meticulously landscaped. Players need to feel the magic of the entire course while enjoying individual goals. That's more than possible at Golfland Sunsplash. But that isn't all that’s there.
One of the great things about Golfland Sunsplash is that it's a beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course surrounded by other equally fun activities. It's also a great place to throw a birthday party. Birthday parties include all the essentials for ten guests. Extra guests can be accommodated with an additional per-person cost. Golfland Sunsplash is a way to throw a great party with no work involved because food, drinks, table settings, and playing at one attraction is all part of the fun. For those that want to make a party last the whole day, packages can be expanded to include more than one attraction! Next time you want to spend some time participating in an activity that's as relaxing as it is fun, get over to Golfland Sunsplash.
Roseville Self Storage
As your neighborhood self storage facility, Roseville Self Storage strives to be helpful with all aspects of moving and storing. Self storage can be great for your outdoor gear like a set of golf clubs and even your putter for miniature golf! We believe it's important to treat yourself to something fun after a long day of moving. We suggest activities like those you find at Golfland Sunsplash, and we're constantly learning about the Roseville community from our valued customers and visitors. We're open and practice social distancing, so please visit us at Roseville Self Storage. We'd appreciate learning what you enjoy about the Roseville community. See you soon!
Golfland Sunsplash is located at 1893 Taylor Road
Roseville, CA 95661
Hours of Operation for Miniature Golf are Sunday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.