Putt-Putt

Franchise Costs

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Putt-Putt
Home Office: Augusta, GA

About Putt-Putt

The most significant name in miniature golf, Putt Putt courses are the only ones that official tournaments aired on ESPN ever use. That is because unlike most miniature golf courses that have insane obstacles meant to block competitors from success on purpose, Putt Putt courses are all about skill. Par is 2 on all our courses for every hole because our tracks are geared for players to be able to skillfully make bank shots and avoid obstacles if they have the patience and hit the balls correctly.

Our franchisees also have options other than miniature golf by investing in a Putt Putt center, offering customers everything from laser tag, soft-play gymnasiums, bumper cars, and even refreshments.

Values & History

The company was founded back in 1954, specializing in its unique and competitive brand of miniature golf. Over the decades the company continues to build not only our signature miniature golf courses but so much more in the name of entertainment. We have put smiles on the faces of kids and adults for 66 years. Few companies can say that after so much time they are continuing to thrive and expand.

The primary value for the company regarding its core staple is that more people find it entertaining to play on a miniature golf course that relies on skill, not luck. While many of our competitors create wildly visually stimulating courses — obstacles such as whirling windmills, insurmountable hill steeps, and other insane impediments are missing sight of the truth. People play miniature golf to put the ball in the hole. Not to be prevented from doing so. Our courses are simpler, yet the lines to play are packed.

Industry Performance

We have expanded the Putt Putt experience around the globe. There are both courses and amusement centers stretching as far and wide as across the USA, Australia, Indonesia, and even Lebanon. We started in North Carolina and have maneuvered our brand to be highly recognized and respected across the world.

Franchisees have a lot of options, which keeps Putt Putt fresh and amazing at every location. While some entrepreneurs love our indoors options such as the always cutting-edge video game room, restaurant options, and laser tag. Other Putt Putt owners prefer an outdoors experience for their guests adding attractions such as go-karts and bumper boats, or a play area aimed at the younger demographic.

Picking and choosing from all of our incredible options may be the hardest part for a new franchise owner. There are so many hilarious and extraordinary ways to enhance your Putt Putt park. That's why we are so successful. Everything you pick will be a winning choice! Of course, we have professional planning advisors on staff and park owners that have run their Putt Putt franchises for decades that will gladly help.

Purchasing a Putt-Putt Franchise

Because there are so many options to pick and choose from, we expect franchise owners to consider the demographics of the population in their region as well as consideration such as seasonal weather, terrain, and what other sources of fun and entertainment are present in the vicinity. If someone else has an arcade or a laser tag center nearby, why not choose other options from our large list to keep it fresh and stay ultra-competitive?

Below is a list that cannot be said to be definitive because our research and development team is always considering new attractions to add to our ever-growing list of opportunities.

  • Video and Skill Game Rooms with Prizes for kids
  • Bumper boats
  • Baseball Batting Cage
  • Go-Kart
  • Laser-Tag Arena
  • TotalPlay soft gymnasiums (for little children)
  • Restaurants

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We look for fun people who want to run a business that is more like running a laugh factory. Our primary currency is happiness, though we like the money that our Putt Putt courses, and amusement centers make too. So, we also look for business savvy professionals that understand how to manage staff, inventory, and cash flow. We also enjoy working with partners who will grow their business larger through strong marketing and advertising practices. We will be there to help every step of the way. But the more experienced you are at capitalizing on our well-known franchise name, the more smoothly your operation will run.

Training & Support

We provide all our new franchise owners with training both for the owner, and then for all staff that you bring on. That way, everyone will know what they are doing which will take away many of the headaches that new business owners must deal with on their own.

We have regular franchisee meetings and you will find that a large quantity of our owners are great people who love to share information and provide support for all of the other members of the team.

You will also love our in-house supply division that will keep overhead far lower than if you ran your own business. The brand name goes a long way with our inventory providers, and you will have access to hefty discounts on the equipment and supplies you need to run each aspect of your park's design.

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Putt-Putt is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming