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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 five other Goony Golfs that survive: Lake George, NY, Spring Lake Park, MN, Topeka, KS, and Knoxville, TN (see below). There were others in Chadds Ford, PA, Milwaukee, WI, Tustin, CA (and/or San Bernardino, CA), Charlotte, NC, Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Doraville, GA (and/or Atlanta, GA). There were 1 locations in Lousiana (Baton Rouge & Kenner), The Dells, WI, several in Texas (El Paso, Galveston, Corpus Christi, 1 or 2 in Houston, two Dallas), 4 locations in Arizona (2 in Phoenix, 2 in Tucson) and 9 locations in Florida (Miami (2), Fort Lauderdale (2), Maitland, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Pensacola). There were other locations in Charlotte, NC and Las Vegas, NV. 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. The Giant Man was produced by International Fiberglass. It has been part of the course since at least 1969. It originally held a golf club. The Giant Man statue was laying on its back near the go-karts in 2005. By 2007, it was standing back up on the go-kart track holding a wrench and a tire. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [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]

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