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If you’ve been wondering if the Home of American Golf will ever get a miniature course with at least one water feature or a few giant boulders, here’s your answer.

Miniature Golf is coming to the intersection of Olmsted Blvd. and Central Park Ave. near Harris Teeter. Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot

A miniature golf course, Wee Pines, is being developed by Olmsted Village Company on the corner of Olmsted Boulevard and Central Park Avenue in Taylortown (near where N.C. 5 meets N.C. 211).

“It will be a great place for our community, and for everybody of all ages,” said Nicole Dunstan, marketing director for Olmsted Village Company. “Everybody from kindergarten to 99 years old loves mini golf.”

Just don’t call it a Putt-Putt — no really, because that’s trademarked. The course is being designed by Miniature Golf Solutions, a company owned by father-and-son team David and Matt Bailey that has created custom indoor and outdoor courses across the United States.

Marty McKenzie and David Bailey

Plans include a mix of old-school design (like water features and giant boulders) plus modern amenities. There will be 36 holes, and 18 of them will be ADA compliant. Renderings are not yet available but a selection from thecompany’s portfolio is above. 

Wee Pines held its ground breaking Oct. 7, 2022. Start sharpening those mini pencils now, because David is optimistic that the course could open this spring.

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