Putt-Putt in the Knolls 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Sunday ‘Fun Day’ of  Mini Golf
Supporting Youth Leadership Long Beach

A Leadership Long Beach signature event, the ‘wacky & fun’ mini golf tournament,
returns for another afternoon of fun and enjoyment
in Bixby Knolls.

Putt-Putt golfers will play the unique ‘mini golf holes’
created by the businesses along the streets of Bixby Knolls.
Golfers will visit shops, restaurants and locations with golf holes receiving
light food and drinks while casually competing in the fun!

This year’s event supports Youth Leadership Long Beach,
the high school leadership program that is helping grow future leaders.
Putt-Putt registrations and sponsorships will help fund this year’s program as LLB
continues to provide this program free to the youth and their families.

2019 Putt-Putt in the Knolls Experience

What is Putt-Putt?

Putt-Putt in the Knolls is a wacky & fun miniature golf tournament for a social afternoon in Bixby Knolls on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The event will have golf participants play nine (9) miniature golf holes that are designed and set up by business locations in Bixby Knolls. Golfers will compete in this friendly and low stress environment, which is more about socializing and engaging themselves with businesses.

History of Putt-Putt

The first Putt-Putt was held in May 1995 on Pine Avenue in downtown as a result of Lisa Cochrane (LLBI ’94) looking to help promote the five year-old organization more to the community and introduce them to the leadership program. Then for the next 16 years, businesses and restaurants in downtown along Pine Avenue as well as the East Village and the Pike hosted miniature golf holes and welcomed upwards to 300 golfers for light appetizers, drinks (alcoholic and non) and challenging golf holes. Over the years, some of the challenging holes and receptive locations included George’s Greek, Alegria, Shannon’s on Pine, Appleby Real Estate, Bob the Chiropractor, Gladstones, Village Treasures and more.

Putt-Putt Player Experience

Putt-Putt in the Knolls is a friendly, low-stress miniature golf tournament that is more about engaging and socializing and less about competing for the lowest score. Putt-Putt players and teams will venture up and down the streets in Bixby Knolls playing the unique miniature golf holes designed by the business owners.

Putt Putt Teams

One of the best ways to experience Putt-Putt is with a team of your friends/co-workers/family. We encourage golfers to create their own foursomes to play together (if you have only three or two or by yourself, we will pair you up with other players). Putt-Putt is even better if your team creates a fun and wacky theme for the evening. And yes, there will be a prize for the ‘Most Creative Putt-Putt’ team.

Team/Player Registration

$50 per adult player
$35 per youth player (under 16 years old)
$200 per foursome (four players)
$150 for Family Foursome (at least one youth under 16 years old)

$500 or more for a sponsored foursome (event recognition)

(early deadline October 18th)


With our online registration, be prepared to have a team name/theme and designate a team captain. All event communication will then be sent to the team captain via email. At the event, we will have all registered players’ names as well as team names available.

Putt-Putt Schedule


Early:  $50/golfer by October 18

Final:  $60/golfer after October 18

Youth golfer (under 16 years old):   $35

Family of golfers:  $150
(must have at least one player under 16 years old)

(A portion of the registration fee is a tax-deductible donation to the Youth Leadership Long Beach program)

Event Day Schedule

1:30 PM – Registration

Arrive at the Expo Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach 90807

your group/team players

Pick-up scorecard/location map
Check out raffle prizes
Participate in Hole-In-One challenge

2:00 PM – Shotgun Start

Players/Teams head out to Putt-Putt holes
Play Putt-Putt at Bixby Knolls locations
Record scores/rate golf holes


5:00 PM – Begin return to Expo

Finish up final holes

5:15 PM – 10th Hole Festivities

Players/Teams turn in scorecards/ratings
Hole-In-One Challenge finals
Golfers Awards (Serious & Zany)
Putt-Putt Hole Awards
(Most Creative, Most Challenging,
Tastiest Food)
More food, refreshments, friends & fun

2018 Putt-Putt Winning Locations

Most Creative Holes

4250 Atlantic Avenue


3848 Atlantic Avenue

Most Challenging Holes


4244 Atlantic Avenue

4020 Atlantic Avenue

Tastiest Food Locations

4130 Atlantic Avenue


4232, 4234 & 4236 Atlantic Avenue