How Mini Golf Course Kits Can Help You Beat Boredom

By | December 10, 2014

Knex mini golf 3What if you did not need to go out to enjoy a round of mini golf? What if you could set up a mini golf course in your own back yard? Or perhaps even in the house if you have enough space? Or perhaps in the garage?

Mini golf is a great family game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages: young kids, parents and even grandparents. Unfortunately there are not always mini golf courses in the vicinity. So what if there were mini golf course building kits and you could build your own, in your back yard? I am sure you could keep family and friends entertained with it.

Don’t worry; you don’t have to dig up the back yard or the garden. The kit I am going to tell you about can be setup on any flat surface: outdoors or indoors (space permitting).

Not only this, it is a great educational tool that will challenge kids of 8 years and older during the setup stage. It will keep them constructively busy for a good while and they will have great fun enjoying the course when they are done.

Let me introduce to you…. (drum roll)….

The K’Nex Mini Golf Building Kit!

  • Knex mini golf 2Suggested age: 8 years or older
  • Number of pieces: 3100+
  • Special items: 4 golf balls and 2 putters

The set contains enough pieces and instructions to build an entire 9-hole mini golf course. The models are quite complex and will not suit most children under the age of 8 years old if they are working without adult assistance. Building the whole course is quite a large project and will take a few hours, perhaps even a whole day. It is much better as a team project than as an individual one. Or it could be broken down over a few days, building 2 or 3 of the holes each day and then having a chance to try them out.

This makes a great holiday activity in that it can keep the children (and other family members) entertained both in the building stage and when it is ready for a game of mini golf.

Each hole is different and the play gets more difficult as you move along the course. There are also different obstacles to challenge you along the way like false platforms, tricky curves and swinging doors. This really is a well thought-out set.

If you do perhaps get bored with it then you can change it up. It is a building set after all, so you can add or remove elements as your imagination leads you.

Who is it for?

I have mentioned that this set is great to get the whole family joining in, both with the building and the playing afterwards. It is also great for schools, churches, clubs and other groups to encourage a fun time and as a teamwork activity. This set is definitely for the older kids because the models are quite complex and the set is large.

My verdict

Knex mini golf 1This set is great for both indoor and outdoor play. You will need a reasonable amount of space to set it up and the box itself is quite large (20 x 16.2 x 12.5 inches) and will need storage space. My kids will love it (as will the cousins and friends).

Did you know that there were mini golf building kits available? I think it is a brilliant idea.

This one is going on my wish list!

You can go and check the current price on Amazon, or perhaps look at something different like my favorite building toy set: The Zoob Challenge Set.

Would you buy this K’Nex Mini Golf Building Set? I would love to hear your thoughts, please leave a comment below.

20 thoughts on “How Mini Golf Course Kits Can Help You Beat Boredom

  1. Chris

    I think this is such a great idea. How many times in the past would you need to go and find a mini gold course and pay for it each time you go? Now, you can have it in the comfort of your own home.

    A really great idea and a fabulous past time for kids. I will look into this Mini Golf Kit for Christmas for my youngsters.



    1. Lesley Post author

      Hi Chris, It is quite a big set, but if you have the space you can even take it on holiday with you. I think this set will give many hours of fun!

  2. Neil

    Hello, Lesley

    HAHA! This is awesome! I never even knew mini golf sets existed. I’ve played crazy golf before, but this takes golfing to a whole new level. I’m definitely adding one of these golf kits to my Christmas list this year.

    Thanks for the cool post 🙂


    1. Lesley Post author

      Hey Neil, I am glad that you liked it. Enjoy the golf and come back and tell me how it was.

  3. Jared

    I think this is a great idea! I didn’t even know such things existed. From my experience with knex it’s hard to imagine having enough knex to build something of that magnitude but they most have found a way!

    1. Lesley Post author

      I think the preformed pieces like the ramps, etc make this possible. They just need a structure to keep them in place. But over 3100 pieces is a really a lot of pieces.

  4. Kathy

    What a great idea, a mini golf course kit and you’ve helped me choose a Christmas gift. Thanks for posting the article 🙂

    1. Lesley Post author

      Well, I know the person who gets this gift will enjoy many hours of building fun and playing mini golf.
      Enjoy 🙂

  5. Gwynn

    Hello Lesley!
    This is a superb gift idea for kids big and small, young and (much) older =]
    Would it be possible to add another photo or two of some of the other holes? You’ve got a winner!

    All the best,

    1. Lesley Post author

      this is definitely a worthwhile gift for all ages (except, of course, the really young kids). I know you will all get lots of fun out of it.

  6. Marvin

    Lesley, I had no idea that a mini-golf course set like this was available on the market. WOW! Looks like to much fun, and convenient to use, too.

    Thanks for posting this, and also for providing the link to Amazon to purchase the set … it will help me get over my boredom spells every now and then, teehee.

    1. Lesley Post author

      Thanks for stopping by. This set caught my attention because my kids love mini-golf and there is no mini-golf course in the town where I live. Apart from using it outside, it can also be setup inside to play in and out of various rooms around the house, Having to negotiate doorways adds to the challenge.

  7. Fito

    Hi Leslie!

    This is amazing, It is like Meccano meets golf!

    It seems very complex, but in a good way! I mean, it looks that you have to put some work on the design and setting up everything.

    I have one questions, the golf clubs seems fragile, is that only my impression? Or do you recommend also getting some kids clubs?

    Thanks for the review and best regards!

    1. Lesley Post author

      there are instructions for setting up each hole of the mini-golf course. It should not be too difficult though it will keep the kids (and probably the parents too) busy for a good while.

      I don’t think the clubs are too fragile for the ball included in the set, unless the kids get rough with it. I think any type of clubs would work though so these can be replaced with any other type if they do perhaps get damaged.

  8. Bryan

    I love miniature golf. Every time I go visit my family we usually go somewhere to play. Most of the time I win! Even if I don’t it is very fun for everyone involved. I see that it has a lot of parts! How long does it take to set up?

    1. Lesley Post author

      That is a difficult question to answer. The time taken to setup the miniature golf course will vary depending on the number of people involved and their skill level with following instructions and building with K’Nex sets.For a typical family, with the whole family involved, it shouldn’t take more than a few hours. If the children are younger and need help it might take a little longer.

      the first time will take a little longer because the people need to get to know the designs and figure out how everything fits together. As the family gets to know the set and the way it all fits together it will be quicker the next time around.

  9. Karma

    Hi, I like mini golf sets, this is great for Birthday Party, Braque, Church and Family Reunion events. One can have family and friends have a contest and put the mini golf sets together than have teams play each other in a contest. This mini golf sets will help family members and friends get excise, and put down the computers and cell phone. A good place to market the mini golf sets is at Summer Fairs and Malls. Shoppers in Shopping Malls have the time to try out the mini golf. The mini golf sets will allow people to talk and laugh with one another. The balls and clubs can be substituted for friends and family members to match their height. I find the mini golf sets will help children understand math, how it works in the real world.

    1. Lesley Post author

      That is very true, it can be a very sociable game. I also like that it encourages the children to spend time outside, especially in the summer months. Building toys don’t always have to be only for use inside. This is also a great set to take on holiday and keep the whole family entertained.

  10. Khorae Olivier

    I really like what you said about how mini golf is good for building relationships and teamwork skills with groups. My mom is in charge of some activities at her church and wants to try something a little different. Thank you for the information about how these mini golf courses are great for schools and churches and can get everyone joined together in playing on them.

    1. Lesley Post author

      I am sure they will love it. What it makes it great for group activities is that you can get to play with the set after building. It’s not just the building part that can be done as a group. I hope they enjoy it.


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