A Fun Family Entertainment Business

While there are lots of family entertainment business opportunities for entrepreneurs, few are as profitable as miniature golf. More than 130 million people play miniature golf every year with industry revenues in excess of $1 billion annually. From small children to senior citizens, mini golf appeals to players of all ages. What’s more, it’s a fun business to operate.

More Time To Do What You Want

In northern climates, mini golf is a seasonal business, leaving half a year or more to travel, enjoy time with your family, plan for the upcoming season, or operate a second cold-weather business. “In the winter, I spend time skiing with my family and planning my marketing for the following summer,” says Mark Blasko of Chuckster’s in Vestal, N.Y. “I only have to work half the year. Miniature golf is the perfect business!”

Investment, Payback & Profits

The cost of building your course will naturally depend on the size and scope of your project, and the features you choose to make your course unique and attractive. Depending on course design and construction costs, many of our customers recoup their initial investment within the first 18 months of operation. Actual results vary from site to site We know from discussions with existing owners, the golf courses with the largest revenue are well run, market their business well and are in a good locations

Low Overhead

One of the great things about the miniature golf business is the low overhead (usually one or two young employees to staff the operation) and the cost of supplies – putters, balls and scorecards. In addition, liability insurance is relatively inexpensive for a mini golf operation.


Every business needs a robust marketing plan to ensure its success, and today’s mini golf operators must compete aggressively for market share. A successful owner must rise above the competition. Just because you built it doesn’t mean they will come. However, a beautiful, well-designed and constructed Harris miniature golf course will help ensure your long-term success.

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