It could be said that the art of miniature golf design reached its pinnacle when some crafty individual decided to plop a windmill on a course, challenging players to sink a hole-in-one past its rotating blades. Over time windmills have become synonymous with the miniaturized sport, so leave it to a museum to shake up mini golf course design for the first time in years (insert golf clap here).
Taking inspiration from its vast collection of artworks, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, has created a nine-hole golf course that changes how we view not just mini golf, but also art. Appropriately titled “Art Course,” each hole reinterprets a piece of art in the museum’s permanent collection. And the best part: It’s completely interactive.
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