Before Fifth Third Field is turned into an outdoor hockey rink for Walleye Winterfest, presented by ProMedica, it will become an 18-hole miniature golf course. The Links at Fifth Third Field opens to the public September 25-28.
This is the first time a minor-league ball field has been turned into a mini-golf course.
"I always thought it would be interesting to see a natural grass putt-putt course," says Jake Tyler, Sports Turf Manager. "The timing is perfect to create this once in a lifetime opportunity for our community."
The Links at Fifth Third Field will be a challenging course even without any rolling hills and slopes. The first nine holes will have a lot of angles, dog legs, and sand traps. The back nine gets confusing when the fairway of 14 and 15 intersect each other and hole 17 may be the hardest because it finishes up on top of the pitcher's mound.
It will take up to two weeks for Tyler and his grounds crew to cut the course into the turf.
The course will be open to the public from Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28. Admission is $15 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting area charities. Each player receives a souvenir Links at Fifth Third Field golf ball.
You can start booking your tee time on Monday, August 4 by calling the Mud Hens box office at 419-725-HENS.