Explore TA in mini golf
A new indoor mini golf course allows you to explore Te Awamutu by going no further than 20 Rickit Rd.
Tee A Miniputt is owned by Te Awamutu couple Sean Stringfellow and Carissa Mumby.
Having a swing through the 18-hole course is like going for a tour through Te Awamutu and its surrounds.
Each hole is sponsored by a local business and features quirky objects to putt around.
Among the 18 holes is a Red Kitchen hole featuring a mini red kitchen, a Murray Gane Plumbing hole with a toilet and a Train Station hole with a Hulk mural and bell bar.
Each hole has a QR code which you can scan on your phone to find out more about each business.
Sean and Carissa opened the mini golf course after seeing a need for one in Te Awamutu.
“We noticed that so many other towns in the North Island had a course — but not Te Awamutu,” Sean says.
“With the rate the district is growing, we wanted to jump in and open a mini golf course.”
Sean says mini-golf is a perfect activity for Te Awamutu.
“It’s an inclusive activity — every person of any age can do it. We also wanted to make it an indoor course to suit all weather.”
The couple got the keys to 20 Rickit Rd on March 9 and by Anzac Day had opened up shop.
It was a huge effort to build the course in six weeks — one which couldn’t have been done without help from Te Awamutu businesses, family and friends, Sean says.
Tee A Miniputt also has a function room suitable for birthday parties and work events, plus cold drinks and ice creams for purchase.
There are also surrey bikes for hire, perfect for exploring Te Awamutu by bike after you have explored it on a mini golf course.
Tee A Miniputt is at 20 Rickit Rd. Open hours are Wednesday and Thursday 12pm to 6pm, Friday 12pm to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ TAMINI
TEE A Indoor Miniputt owner Sean Stringfellow and son Oliver.