Mini-golf venues are making a comeback in Kansas City, but they’re not the outdated courses from years past.
These new indoor venues feature photo-ready scenes and a focus on food and drinks that delight. They fall into the burgeoning “eatertainment” category, which is becoming a lucrative revenue source for developers and landlords.
About 70% of consumers prefer to visit eatertainment venues for group outings over casual dining, and 21% of diners are willing to pay more at eatertainment venues than traditional bars and restaurants, according to a CBRE report.
Even before the pandemic, AJ Chinn and his wife, Sam, were crafting plans to open a family-friendly mini-golf venue with a focus on craft beer. Their business, Craft Putt, is slated to open later in April at 11440 W. 135th St. in Overland Park.
The roughly 9,000-square-foot space will feature 10 custom-built holes and 24 craft beers on tap. AJ Chinn‘s goal is to feature all local beers.