Subpar Miniature Golf is an indoor miniature golf course and arcade founded by Michael Taft and David Abernathy. They opened their original location in Alameda in August 2012. Since then, they closed that location and opened a new one at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco in June 2018.
At Subpar, mini golf is the focus of the business. “We aim to make a good game of golf by making sure that it is fun to play and that there is skill involved. It’s a player’s game,” Michael said.
“Mini golf was always a part of my childhood. I played it on the weekends, often with my swim team. The joy of opening a mini golf course is all about providing a fun place for families to be and for community to grow,” Michael said.