Mission Gets Mini Golf Makeover

From altered barbie art exhibits to techno art collectives, the Mission’s no stranger to wacky forms of entertainment. The latest craze to hit the ‘hood? Urban Putt — or mini golf, with a distinctly Mission twist.

ABC 7 reported on the mini golf project, which is the brainchild of CNET and PC World editor Steve Fox. To watch the full ABC video, click on the photo below.

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9 Comments

  1. Jeff

    I can’t believe “Urban Putt” is asking for $50,000 to fund their steam punk mini golf course. Why would people donate money to fund a business?! Your idea is not only lame, but it’s ruining our neighborhood.

    • Old Mission Neighbor

      Jeff, do you also go by Landon? Ha.

      (Jokes aside, I do agree with you. A for-profit business is not a charity and doesn’t deserve my donations)

  2. Darren Delaye

    Here’s the link to their Kickstarter, which ends Thursday morning (January 9th): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/239410384/urban-putt-miniature-golf-like-youve-never-seen-it

  3. Landon

    I can’t believe “Urban Putt” is asking for $50,000 to fund their steam punk mini golf course. Why would people donate money to fund a business?! Your idea is not only lame, but it’s ruining our neighborhood.

  4. Godzuki

    Yes.

    This project is doomed. Total flash-in-the-pan attempt to cash in on some of the new money in SF. I have a friend who’s in design who saw the place already and said it’s a train wreck.

  5. landline

    Relying on volunteer labor and donations are not promising signs for this venture. I have no reason to hope for its failure. I probably won’t go and most likely, I wouldn’t relate to the target clientele.

    An indoor putt-putt sounds a bit claustrophobic. Fox comes across as a likeable guy. For his sake, I hope he hasn’t put all his retirement funds into this business.

    This is funny town. Both weird and mundane stuff becomes trendy and then overpriced. Cupcakes, Bacon, Hamburgers.

    Or take a perfectly fine common cuisine, anglicize the name, fusionize it, double or triple the price and people will line up for it. At least, for now when their pockets are full.

  6. Matt

    Kudos for trying something different and putting a lot of creative thought into it. The downer comments are lame. How exactly is this ruining the neighborhood? Because it’s not another taqueria? That building has been vacant forever. Glad to see it being used again and a vehicle for someone’s dreams.

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