Enjoying art while investigating societal and environmental issues? Sounds like a win-win to us.
In case you needed another reason to explore Echo Park area, a pop-up miniature golf course is debuting this Saturday evening at the corner of Echo Park Ave. and Park Ave.
Titled, TURF: A Mini-Golf Project, this course incorporates nine designs by architects and artists into nine holes. According to Materials & Applications, the non-profit that created TURF, each obstacle investigates topics on the “contemporary Los Angeles condition” such as drought, densification, renewable technology and L.A.’s history of iconic architecture.
Winning TURF submission "SiNK" by Kyle May, Architect (Kyle May with Maria Moersen and Julia van den Hout): "A seemingly flat roadway, free from any physical obstacles, assures a hole in one. But the field is actually fluid, and upon stepping on the surface, the player’s weight displaces the topography and shifts the direction of the ball in unexpected turns. Two holes side-by-side allow two users to play at once, their movements affecting both their own course’s topography as well as their neighbors’ game. Finally, golf isn’t a solo sport." #materialsandapplications #golfLA #turf #minigolf #architecture
In order to create this unique, L.A.-inspired course, designers had to submit their work via the TURF competition.
The result? A playful obstacle course that is hilariously meta. But, don’t be fooled. We expect this put-put course to be a worthy opponent for any mini golfer.
The official TURF launch is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature free rounds of mini-golf and a cash bar.
TURF will also host a fierce mini-golf competitor on Sunday, June 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the event page for registration details.
This one-of-a-kind mini golf course is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 18 through July 31.
TURF is located at 1601 Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026.