Do you know…

Do you know…

that Putt-Putt began in North Carolina? Don Clayton created the first Putt-Putt in Fayetteville in 1954. The former insurance salesman was frustrated by the windmills, waterfalls and other “junk” he played through on a miniature golf course, and he vowed to design something better. 

He laid out his geometric, organized course using 3-by-5 cards, and soon was charging 25 cents for 18 holes. After just one year, this golf enthusiast was selling franchises.

Today, Putt-Putt Fun Centers still offer fine courses but often additional family amusements as well. North Carolina locations include White Lake, Burlington, High Point, Goldsboro, Hickory, Wilson and Hope Mills outside Fayetteville.  (866) 788-8788 or

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