Not everyone is a fan of golf. Some argue that golf courses are a tremendous waste of land, use too much water and pesticide simply to grow too much grass. George Carlin once said “Think of the brains that it takes to play golf. Hitting a ball with crooked stick, and then walking after it. And then hitting it again. I say pick it up, you are lucky found it. Put it in your pocket and go home, will you!”
Rarely, however, does one hear someone speak out against mini-golf.
In fact, mini-golf takes up much less land, perhaps less resources, and if you add a wind-mill or two… 😉
The Putting Lot examines the relevance of empty space in the city. Located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, this miniature golf course occupies what was once a vacant lot.
Regarding The Putting Lot, the website Inhabitat reports,
Its coordinators are soliciting artists, architects, and any other interested individuals to submit their design for one of the nine holes that explore the idea of urban sustainability, and winners will receive a $500 stipend to build and install their design.
This sounds like a fun idea! Could you imagine if a bunch of Providence’s many parking lots became a big mini-golf course?
More from The Putting Lot:
The use of empty spaces will play a critical role in the evolution of this neighborhood. Taking advantage of this moment of fluctuation, The Putting Lot explores the possibility of an alternate use for these empty spaces.
Maybe the Historic Parking District could become the Historic Putting District and be a nice compliment to the Grants-Lot Bocce Court!