By Abbi Overfelt
Wee Pines at Olmsted Village could be complete as early as next month. Olmsted Village Company broke ground on the miniature golf business, located near where N.C. 5 meets N.C. 211 in Taylortown, in October 2022. People have been puttering over to look at the progress ever since.
Wee Pines has two courses, named Calamity Jane and Bullseye, with rolling greens that have obstacles like tunnels and logs. At one hole, your ball will float down a stream and tumble down a small waterfall before rolling onto a second green, where the hole is located.
“There are no windmills or dinosaurs or pirates; this is Pinehurst, come on,” laughs Nicole Dunstan, marketing director for Olmsted Village Company. “But it’s still going to be fun. This is the type of course that people are going to want to come back to and improve their score. It’s challenging in a really fun way.”
The course was designed by Miniature Golf Solutions, a company owned by father-and-son team David and Matt Bailey that has created custom indoor and outdoor courses across the United States.
Wee Pines, named for the obvious and as a nod to Scotland, will have clubs in all sizes to rent. It won’t serve food or alcohol, but there will be soft drinks, ice cream and snacks; picnic tables will be placed on a small patio behind the clubhouse. The lighted course will be open late for nighttime rounds.
Olmsted Village Company plans to leverage relationships with its restaurant tenants for potential partnerships, like party packages. A soft opening could happen in February, and a grand opening is set for this spring.