Fifth Third Field to be transformed into mini-golf course Sept. 25-28Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Before Fifth Third Field is transformed into an outdoor hockey rink for Walleye Winterfest in December, it will become an 18-hole miniature golf course.
“The Links at Fifth Third Field” will be open to the public Sept. 25-28, in what the Mud Hens say is the first time a minor league ballfield has been turned into a mini-golf course.
It is expected to take up to two weeks for Sports Turf Manager Jake Tyler and his grounds crew to transform the turf into a natural grass course.
“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,” stated a news release on July 7. “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.”
Admission will be $15 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting area charities and each player will receive a souvenir golf ball.
The last regular season home game is scheduled for Aug. 27 with the regular season ending with a game Sept. 1 in Columbus.
Mini-golfers can reserve tee times starting Aug. 4 by calling the Mud Hens box office at 419-725-HENS.