The popular short and fun version of golf goes by many names - Crazy Golf, Miniature Golf, Mini Golf, Putt-Putt.
The mini version of golf has many characteristics of the full version, using golf putters and golf balls, though conducted on shorter putting areas. Each hole is usually a maximum 10 yards from tee to cup.
The surface can vary, though it is usually artificial such as carpet, astroturf or concrete. Each hole can be challenging, using geometric layouts and the use of obstacles such as tunnels, tubes, banks, ramps, and moving obstacles such as windmills.
There are national and international organizations for this shortened form of golf. One major event is The World Crazy Golf Championship. This event started in 2003, and is held annually in Hastings, East Sussex.
- Golf — players use a club to hit balls into a series of holes on a course, using the fewest number of strokes.
- Behcup — similar to putting in golf, though the balls are hit into a small goal and not into a hole.
- Krolf — a mix of croquet and golf, players use a mallet to hit the ball into a hole.
- Pitch and Put — like golf, but on shorter holes and only a putter and a wedge is allowed.
- Disc Golf — frisbee golf, the objective is to traverse a course from start to end with the fewest number of throws of the disc.
- Footgolf — a mix of golf and football, where players use football skills to kick a ball into a hole
- Gateball — a team sport played with a wooden mallet and wooden balls. Each player attempts to strike their allocated ball through all the gates and finally strike the goal pole.
- Croquet — players hit plastic or wooden balls using a mallet through hoops.
- Trugo — players strike a rubber ring, which is called a whell, with a mallet through goalposts.
- Woodball — a sport where a mallet is used to pass a ball through gates. This game can be played on grass, sand or indoor