Tee up in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and let the games begin! A retro truck, a hungry snake, a giant gumball machine, chickens, stars, and other novelties await you on the Walker’s new mini-golf course. But even seasoned players on the circuit might have to work to stay under par, thanks to some surprising new holes!
Don’t let the choice between a round of putt-putt and a wander through air-conditioned contemporary art museum drive a wedge between you and your loved ones: every ticket includes free gallery admission (up to $14 value) for each golfer.
The Walker Art Center was kind enough to invite me to preview their 2015 artist-designed mini golf course. I had a great time playing the course. It’s a super fun way to combine art and sport and is an activity that will inevitably keep the conversation going strong amongst friends or family. Like most pieces of artwork, you want to read the signs to get the full effect or even directions on how to play the unique holes. For a photo sampling of the course, click here. I didn’t take too many photos so as to not spoil all the surprises. Nine holes for two people went by pretty quickly so I would recommend you do the entire course if possible. You can easily make a day of it by visiting the adjacent sculpture garden and museum. If you are only going to play a single course, my preference is definitely course B.
May 21, 2015 – September 7, 2015
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center
Tickets: SINGLE COURSE (9 HOLES): $12 adults, $10 students ($9 Walker members, children ages 6–12). FULL COURSE (18 HOLES): $19 adults, $16 students ($15 Walker members, children ages 6–12). Free for ages 5 and under with paid adult.Every ticket includes free gallery admission (up to $14 value) for each golfer. Tee times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; no advanced reservations.