In order to keep the game fun there are some tips that you should consider when you are going to play mini-golf. Keep in mind that all mini golf courses are set up differently and may have different rules or guidelines that passengers are asked to follow.
1. Don't Knock The Ball Overboard
Some people hit their golf ball too hard and the ball will fly off the ship and into the water. Unfortunately, the golf ball is gone and there is no way to get it back. If you had to check out the golf club and ball you will probably be told to pay for the lost golf ball. Make sure you only swing to get your ball into the golf hole, not across the ship.
2. Did you check out your club and ball? Make Sure You Return Them!
Some cruise lines and ships require you to check out your golf club and ball. The attendant may give you a time of usage or tell you to have the club and ball back by a certain time. If you don't have your equipment returned by a certain time you may be charged a fee for the equipment. Make sure you know the guidelines for checking out golf equipment and don't forget to return the golf equipment.
3. Golf Etiquette
Start with Hole 1 and work your way from #2 thru the end. Do not skip around because you may lose track of the hole you are on and/or cut in front of others. Make sure you do not cut in front of others. Wait until a person is done using the hole before you start swinging and hitting your ball. Also, make sure you don't swing your golf club and hit another person.
Often cruise ships have their mini golf course located on the top of the ship - outside. When the ship is moving sometimes wind is heavy on the top of the cruise ship. Your golf ball may roll because of the wind and not stay in its correct position. I have seen wind roll a golf ball up a small incline. The best time to play mini golf is when the ship is docked and when there is little to no wind.