Whispering Pines Mini Golf – Rochester, NY
Chris Finger Lakes Region | October 2, 2014
The origin of Mini Golf isn’t perfectly documented, but some of the first mentions of anything close are from 1912 in England. Soon after the game made its way here to the States and North Carolina became home to the first commercial, mass-produced course. During the next couple decades the game became a mainstay in the traditions of the American family and courses popped up everywhere. The Great Depression of the 1930’s and the economic stress put on the household budget meant activities like Mini Golf were no longer an option. As a result, all of the courses built during that pre-Depression era closed up shop and are gone forever. Actually, all of them closed, except one…>>>READ MORE>>>
Historic mini-golf course in Irondequoit’s Sea Breeze area gets a facelift
By Linda Quinlan, staff writer, Irondequoite Post | Posted Oct. 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM | Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 1:23 AM
Owners Jim and Greg Papas hired a New Jersey company that specializes in miniature golf courses to help with a full restoration of Parkside Whispering Pines on Culver Road.
What’s going on at the historic Parkside Whispering Pines miniature golf course at 4383 Culver Road in Sea Breeze?
Brothers Jim and Greg Papas, owners of the miniature golf course as well as Parkside Diner next door, are doing a major restoration of the course.
Parkside Whispering Pines is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest operating miniature golf course in the U.S. >>>READ MORE >>>