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NOTE! From July 8, 2021 invoices will only be issued for purchases of at least 100€.
Smaller purhases only with cards or cash.
On August 3, 2018 we have been granted full A-rights to sell alcoholic beverages in the coffee shop, on the terrace and the playing area. With exception of the Fun Fun Family course where there will be no service of alcoholic beverages in the daytime until 6 pm.
Note! It is absolutely prohibited to bring your own alcoholic beverages onto the area.
The idea of building a Minigolf Center was born in 1995.
I had a chance to be one of the Finnish National Team members for the first time in 1983. That competition took place in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa. We were very successful that year; a promising young man, Jari Siebenberg, was the first Finnish player to win the European Championships. As a team, we won the bronze medal, and I had the honor to be part of all this.
After participating in competitions all around Europe and experiencing the top level of minigolf, I wanted to create an international minigolf center, where we could play the European and World Championships, with both felt and eternite courses.
After contacting several decision makers in the capital area, it seemed that Helsinki was not a realistic place to build it. The closest possible place was Lahti, which has been known as Finland’s sports capital. The city of Lahti was passionate about the idea and decided to rent 11.000 m² of land from a central, family-friendly park in Laune. There was enough space to build four different minigolf courses, a clubhouse and a restaurant. We signed the rental contract in December 2005.
We began building the Lahti Minigolf Center immediately in January 2006 and opened the first 18-hole, competition level minigolf course in June. The following year we built an 18-hole Fun-Fun family course. The clubhouse was completed in 2009 and the eternite course in 2010. We also have an option to build an 18-hole adventure course completed with an all-year open restaurant with 300 seats, which is planned to be completed in 2022-24.
In 2012 the WMF (World Minigolf Federation) approved for us to host two World Championship-level competitions: The Youth World Championships in 2014 and the World Championships in 2015. The same year EMF (European Minigolf Federation) also approved for us to host the Senior European Championships in 2016.
As of all these international competitions were played in Lahti between 2014-2016, I can now say that my dreams had finally come true. Big thanks to the City of Lahti for supporting our great sport.
You’re warmly welcome to visit the Lahti Minigolf Center anytime and play on our great courses.
Welcome to Laune!