In 1930 miniature golf, otherwise known as "putt-putt," swept the nation. Covington and Mandeville were among the communities to fall in love with the new "sport." There was a putt-putt course on the grounds of the Southern Hotel in Covington, and there was a miniature golf course on the lakefront in Mandeville. Here are some news items from the time.
Miniature golf courses are still around. There was one in downtown Covington for several years on Gibson Street between Theard and Vermont streets, and there was one of the lakefront in Mandeville next to a bar and restaurant on the west end of Lakeshore Drive.