The intersection of art and mini golf is close to our hearts and the opportunity to consult and build for the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 2016 artist designed and constructed miniature golf course was truly a treat. Labeled by some as a hub city and others as flyover country, Indianapolis unveiled creative treasures with each return visit. Our involvement began with the call for artists and finished in October with two days of play and the de-installation of our own hole, Lil Golf. We’re thrilled to be returning to the IMA in 2017 with a new mini golf creation but before we move forward, let’s run voyage through the 2016 course.
Hole-in-One – By far our favorite of the artist-designed mini golf courses we have played to date. The eclectic mix of style, design, and play highlight the unique history of the state of Indiana and the many talented artists who call the state home. The unifying theme of Indiana in celebration of the state’s Bicentennial worked out better than we imagined. Vonnegut, Dick the Bruiser, D&D, Willie the Whale, and former US president Benjamin Harrison. The parade of characters, places, and games brought us on an adventure that we wish we could have experienced more than just once.
Wide variety of challenge for skilled and unskilled players across the course
Colorful and inventive visual design using the theme of Indiana
Playful and fun overall experience
Well built and maintained artist-designed course
Most satisfying temporary course we’ve played to date
Design flaws on a few holes made them slightly more challenging than they should be Nerdy Notes
18 holes, Par 54. Robin (The Pink Putter) had the best score in our group with a 50.
Free with paid admission to the museum. Admission prices vary. On free days or movie nights, mini golf is $8
Rubber covered putters. Wide variety of colored balls.
Several holes will return to the 2017 IMA course. TBA!