The city that has hosted four U.S. Opens is now home to one of the world’s most unique new courses. Urban Putt, a 14-hole miniature course located in a historic Victorian building in San Francisco’s Mission District, opened earlier this week. The layout/art installation, which features replicas of numerous city landmarks, was built by owner Steve Fox with a design goal to be “a visual, aural and tactile feast for the senses that goes beyond the conventions of classic miniature golf.” Each hole has its own soundtrack, and the first (called “Quake”) actually vibrates when you make the putt. Open seven days a week, a round will cost you $12. But this being San Francisco, the food and drink offerings might be a bigger draw. You can order the Caddy Shack, a cornmeal crust deep dish pizza with applewood smoked bacon, jalapeno peppers, leeks, ricotta mozzarella and tomato sauces. Or at the facility’s two bars, you can imbibe the Wicked Game, a cocktail with Carpano Bianci, cardamom gastrique and Meyer lemon bitters.
(Photo by Cesar Rubio)