Nathan founded Portable Putts in July 2019 alongside his other job working as a support worker for a Secure Children’s Home. Nathan has since gone through all the battles from the pandemic that comes with a new business and has come out stronger than ever before with a firm direction for Portable Putts. Fortunately, during the last year, they were still able to operate bringing all the mini golf fun into people’s gardens. 6 months after the first lockdown, Nathan managed to get government funding to help Portable Putts regain its strength.
His market research came first hand as a father to a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old and as a lover and player of golf. Nathan had attended many of his children’s parties and summer fetes to be met with a bouncy castle and not much else that he could join in with his children. As a parent, Nathan loves nothing more than to teach his children something new and watch them have fun whilst learning. Mini golf is a great activity for parents to teach their children, after all nothing quite beats that feeling of sinking a hole in one.
Unlike a lot of mini golf courses, Portable Putts can be set up anywhere you want. This makes it the perfect addition to any party, fete or even wedding! The courses come in 3 different sized packages, the bitesize course which includes 4 holes and is great for small gardens, the medium course which includes 6 holes and the fun-size course which includes 9 holes. The space needed for these courses range from 5m x 5m to 10m x 10m and the ground doesn’t have to be flat as you can move each section to wherever works best for your garden.
The prices range from £75 for the bitesize course for 2 hours and up to £225 for the fun-size course for full day hire. Each course comes with a set of putters, balls and scorecards. For more information about prices, please call or email Nathan to request a brochure. Details listed below.
If you want to make your party or wedding extra special, Nathan can personalise the scorecards to have your name on them. These can act as a little keep’s sake, especially for wedding guests.
Weddings are a big hit with Portable Putts as they understand that every wedding is different therefore, they have lots of options to make it extra special and bespoke. When hiring out a wedding package, Portable Putts will dedicate a whole day to your wedding to ensure they have everything covered. Weddings will always have those lulls in proceedings and what better way to keep everybody entertained than with a spot of mini golf competitiveness!
Add some extras to your party with some bunting, an inflatable trophy and golf club or even, glow in the dark balls! Each course comes with the option to hire different minigolf obstacles such as Smeaton’s Tower, Beckly Point ‘Skyscraper’, Happy Birthday sign and some Marvel-themed characters. These obstacles add another level of difficulty to the course and add a fun take on an obstacle. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, fear not because all of the Portable Putts’ courses are waterproof or you can hire a marquee to keep on playing no matter the weather!
Private hire for parties and weddings is the most common for Portable Putts however, they have hired their courses for HMS Raleigh, Dartmouth Royal Naval College, Ivybridge Fun Day and many other events and organisations.
There is an option to make some money whilst hiring the courses to cover the funds. Usually, at school or community fun days you can charge around £2.50-£3.00 ago to help keep the costs down.
Nathan and his team will work closely with you to ensure you have the right package for your event. We can now meet with family and friends indoors which means if your venue or home is better suited to have the course indoors, this can easily be done! The courses will be set up by Nathan and his team who are also happy to advise the most suitable place to create the best mini golf challenges for your event.
As the business grows, Nathan would like to expand his team to make sure he can accommodate every enquiry to the highest standard. When interviewing Nathan, he told us ‘It is not a franchise…yet!’ Once he has mastered the brand identity on social media and made sure every element is exactly the same, even the service wherever it goes, then he would love to make it a franchise across the UK.
Nathan is currently revamping his website to ensure each package is clear for the customer. For now, the best way to contact Nathan to discuss your next mini golf event is by phone. Details are listed below.
The enthusiasm Nathan has for the whole company is what sets Portable Putts away from other static mini golf companies. With the help of his children and his passion for golf, Nathan has built this company from the ground up and it is clear that Portable Putts has a one-way ticket to success!