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Sir Goony's
Chattanooga, TN
Sir Goony's, originally called Goony Golf, was built in 1960. It was the first Goony Golf location. In 1964, the company expanded with five locations built in Florida. Eventually, there were about 36 courses nationwide. The figures were designed by Barbara Magrath who along with her husband Dutch Magrath founded the chain. The figures were produced by Amusement Products LLC, a Chattanooga-based company that designed, built and operated the courses. There might have been another Sir Goony's in Chattanooga but, if so, it no longer exists. There are three other Goony Golfs that survive: Lake George, NY, Topeka, KS, and Knoxville, TN (see below). There were others in Arizona (Phoenix (2), Tucson (2)), California (Tustin and/or San Bernardino), Delaware (Rehoboth Beach), Florida (Miami (2), Fort Lauderdale (2), Maitland, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Pensacola), Georgia (Doraville and/or Atlanta), Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Kenner), Minnesota (Spring Lake Park), Nevada (Las Vegas), North Carolina (Charlotte), Pennsylvania (Chadds Ford), Texas (El Paso, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Houston (possibly 2), Dallas (2)), and Wisconsin (Milwaukee, The Dells). Does anyone know of any others?

In 1978, the entire Chattanooga location was moved a block away so that a shopping center could be built. There are two courses here with figures based on those at the Goofy Golf in Panama City Beach, FL. Since Lee Koplin never copyrighted the Goofy Golf figures, they were often imitated. There is also a Giant Man on the go-kart track which was produced by International Fiberglass. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Sir Goony's Family Fun Center
Knoxville, TN
This Sir Goony's was built around 1984. It was the last Sir Goony's course built. There are two 18-hole courses with the classic obstacles and characters. Each of the holes is identified with a red sign. There are also several Putt-Putt animals (see bottom row) scattered around the course which must have replaced older figures. [map]

More Tennessee Mini Golf Courses
Putt-Putt Golf & Games (Knoxville)
Walden's Landing Firehouse Golf (Pigeon Forge) [closed]

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