Playful, funny, and even interactive holes in a creative golf course at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Some of the most distinctive submissions call for interaction that goes beyond just tapping the ball. Be a Sculpture!, another hole created by the Carpenters along with artist Sean Donovan, requires participants to pose like their favorite statue while their opponents putt around and between them. In Roaming Hole Gardens by artist collective Makesh!t, players can create their own obstacles by relocating artificial shrubs and trees—and they can even move the hole itself.Other contributions more directly reflect “the spirit of a classic mini-golf course,” says the project’s curator, Scott Stulen. “Can You Handle This?” by Tom Loftus and Robin Schwartzman has golfers putt the ball through the handle and spout of an oversize yellow watering can. And game play takes place inside a gigantic golf ball in Mega Golf, one of two holes designed by Chris Larson and his art students at the University of Minnesota.
Mixing sculptures, structures, and landscapes, this course offers a new way to go green this summer.