Light Miniature Golf is currently experiencing a phenomenal growth
rate and black light mini-golf fever is spreading like wildfire!
SHANKZ is the world's leading Black
Light Miniature Golf manufacturer and supplier.
You may have already heard about the
excellent profit potential of Black Light Miniature Golf. Many
industry experts say that owners can recoup their investment in a
matter of months and that with the right location, this business is
SHANKZ is the best way for you
to take advantage of the potential of Black Light Miniature Golf.
We will stick with you every step of the way. From helping you
with site selection, to course design, to financing, to installation,
to operations and customer support and much, much more! We want
you to be as successful as you can be.
It is important to
understand the major components and features of a SHANKZ system
in order to appreciate the full value of our packages:
- As part of your purchase, our experienced design team is available to provide
you with scale CAD drawings, course layout, and electrical schematics
for your miniature golf course. Each SHANKZ course is
unique and challenging.
- You can choose virtually any theme imaginable. Popular themes
include Pirate, Underwater, Outer Space, and Jungle Adventure.
You can choose from any of these themes or have us create a custom
theme especially for you!
APPEARANCE - The SHANKZ system includes a wide
variety of props and facades that make the game what it is: fun and
exciting! All interior props and obstacles are drenched in
fluorescent graphics, creating an environment that is out of this
CONSTRUCTION - The SHANKZ
course starts with the installation of custom curbing to define the
shape of the holes and contoured greens. The next step is
mounting and securing a variety of 3-D props, wall panels, facades,
arches, etc. throughout the course. The carpet is then laid,
black lights are installed, and you're ready for business! All
components are built to be durable, safe and attractive.
- This is your gateway to success! Our entryways demand
attention and are a signature element of all our courses.
CARPET - We fully carpet all
the holes in the course with a high grade, durable carpet. For
your lobby area and in-between holes, we provide you with a
glow-in-the-dark multicolored carpet.
SAFETY - SHANKZ's
commitment to safety is taken very seriously. From lighting, to
layout, to rounded edges on props, you can be sure your customers will
be playing in a safe environment.
DURABILITY - All materials used
in fabrication of SHANKZ props, arches, signs, counters,
facades, curbing, flooring, carpet, etc., have been chosen with high
durability in mind. We want your center to look as good in the
fifth year of business as the first. Using durable materials in
the fabrication process helps to achieve this goal.
SCORECARDS - Bright, easy to
read, glow-in-the-dark SHANKZ scorecards allow players
to track their game and compare scores.
STAFFING REQUIREMENTS - A
SHANKZ system can be staffed by just one individual, even
at peak times! This allows you to keep your expenses down and
SIZE - Ideal course sizes for
an 18 hole setup would be somewhere between 3,600 - 5,400 sq. ft.
Courses can start at as few as 9 holes or as little as 1,800 sq. ft.
INSTALLATION, TRAINING, AND SERVICE SUPPORT
- Our Installation, Training Crews, and Service Staff are available
around the clock to service our customers. From start to finish,
we can have most courses fully installed in less than 2 weeks!
OPERATIONS AND MARKETING SUPPORT
- Our Operations and Marketing Kit contains a variety of support
materials. Whether you are operating a stand-alone location or
are part of a larger entertainment center, we will show you step by
step how to maximize your revenues and keep your overhead in check.
FACTORY DIRECT PRICING - When
you deal with SHANKZ, you are dealing directly with the
manufacturer. As the manufacturer, we can offer you the best
possible prices as there are no middlemen involved. Buy direct
MAKING MONEY WITH
to making money is planning. That's why we want to do more than
just sell you a SHANKZ miniature golf system, we want to
help you plan to succeed.
To view a sample income
statement of a SHANKZ system operating at 10%, 15%, and 20% capacity,
please click the link below:
We understand that simply getting
started can be part of the problem. Sometimes it seems that
there are so many details that it can be overwhelming. That is
because many people don't know where to begin. Many others have
good ideas but have trouble raising the money.
SIMPLE PLANNING STEPS:
Successful business owners have
overcome these obstacles by taking simple, logical steps that led them
directly into launching their new venture. That is the service
we will help you with. You can easily work with us to take each
PLANNING STEP 1:
PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN
Your business plan shows your banker,
investors, and friends exactly what you are going to do and how you
will make money. If people understand your goal, they will help
you achieve it. It takes a detailed written plan to explain to
people how you are going to make it all work.
We will help you in every area that we
can. From assisting you with financial projections, to in-house
financing, to marketing ideas, staffing requirements, and management
issues. We will help you answer all of the basic questions that
bankers and investors ask. They want to see how your business is
going to work and how it will make money.
In preparing an effective business
plan, you will immediately simplify everything that follows. You
will be able to see in advance the things that you will need so that
building your business can proceed without any major problems.
PLANNING STEP 2:
DESIGNING YOUR CENTER
Light Miniature Golf is more than just a big room where players putt a
Your customers want drama, they want
excitement, they want an experience, they want to be entertained!
A well-designed entry and course
enhances the enjoyment of your customers. In fact, an excellent
layout of your operations will pay strong attendance dividends.
We've learned that the design of your operation and your choice of
theme are essential elements in your formula for success.
That's why we're prepared to help
design your facility and course layout - FREE of charge!
We will provide you with detailed SHANKZ
AutoCAD quality drawings to use for approvals and review.
You can count on our design experience
to help you avoid "re-inventing the wheel". We can help you plan
the winning mini-golf center that you need to succeed.
Armed with a business plan and a
winning layout, all you need to do is follow up with the next 2 action
steps and you will have your own SHANKZ business!
STEP 1: PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN
Parks such as Disney,
Knott's Berry Farm, Paramount Parks, and others all enjoy
extraordinary success because they go far beyond simply offering a
ride or attraction. They learned long ago the importance of
effective theming. These parks allow guests to suspend disbelief
so that they become involved in the experience.
The entertainment goal of
the successful miniature golf center is no different. Your goal
should be to invite patrons to believe for a while that they are in a
special place. That's why we help you build a center with a
theme that puts your customers in an out of this world experience.
Our team of artists and
designers can provide you with an eye-popping range of murals, arches,
and props to create a theme that carries through from your lobby area
to your course.
Our most popular themes
include Outer Space, Aztec Ruins, Underwater, Jungle Adventure,
Dinosaur, Pirate, and Retro. However, you can mix several themes
or we can create a custom theme for you at no extra charge!
STEP 2: ATTRACTING CUSTOMERS
This is the most important
element in any business. Owning a SHANKZ system is
no different. With few exceptions, customers rarely just show up
at a business initially. Business owners have to reach their
target audience at the right time with the right message.
We know the successful easy solutions
to get players to show up over and over and spend, spend, spend.
Many of these ideas are available in our SHANKZ
The SHANKZ Marketing Kit
describes effective strategies aimed at generating the business you
need for long term success. Listed below is a sample of what is
included in the marketing kit:
Cross Promotions with Other Businesses
Leagues and Tournaments
SPACE & LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
Estimating the amount of
space or choosing the right location needed for a winning SHANKZ
center requires the consideration of several factors. Local
populations, demographics, space costs, and building layout are just
some of the elements that must be taken into account as part of the
decision making process.
There is no one formula
for success. SHANKZ can be just as successful in large and small
sites, FECs, stand-alone locations, tourist areas, shopping malls,
etc. The geographical location is more important than the type
of location, you want to be as close to your customers as possible.
The following table shows the minimum and recommended area size for 9
and 18 hole SHANKZ systems:
Number of Holes
Other potential space requirements you
need to consider would be for: Party Rooms (Approx. 300 sq. ft. per
room); Food Service Area (Approx. 1,000 sq. ft.); and Arcade (Approx.
2,500 sq. ft.).
Adding any of these increases your
investment as well as your return on that investment. An average
party room is about 300 sq. ft. For large parties it is
beneficial if you can open up your party rooms to create one larger
room. In most instances, we would recommend having between 3 and
6 party rooms.
Taking the first step toward owning your
own successful SHANKZ center is easy! Simply pick
up the phone and give us a call. We would be happy to provide
you with more information or to discuss your specific needs.