The Loop

Louisiana mini-golf course's grand opening held up because of silly zoning law

November 06, 2015

We feel for the residents of Welsh, Louisiana. The town's new mini-golf course is ready to be played, but a dispute over whether the facility is violating local zone ordinances is holding up the grand opening, according to American Press.

The main issue is the lack of a five-foot buffer between the course's perimeter fence and the course. It wouldn't be a problem, but the one residential property the facility is bordering on, a lot containing a trailer home, is complaining. "The purpose (of the buffer) is to ensure neighbors are protected from disturbances," zoning commission chairman Jim Wright said.