Indianapolis Stadium Transforming Into Unique Golf Experience in June
If you ask me, there aren't many better ways to spend a nice, warm, sunny day than on a golf course. And, even if you don't ask me, I'll tell you anyway. Even on the days when you're slicing every drive and your putts all come up a little short, you're still outside, enjoying the weather, and more than likely, a few drinks. One thing I like to try and do as much as I can is play courses I've not played before. It doesn't happen often because it usually requires a trip out of town. But, a new type of course coming to Indianapolis for three days only later this summer looks like it would definitely be worth the trip.
Stadiumlinks Bringing Its Unique Brand of Golf to an Indianapolis Stadium
Stadiumlinks allows golfers to play the game they love in a way they've never played it before — inside one of the country's well-known football or baseball stadiums. According to the company's website, tee boxes are set up all around the upper levels of the stadium. Golfers play the nine-hole "course" by teeing off from each box and aiming for one of the target holes on the playing field.
Each hole is a par-3 and the player's score for each hole is based on where the ball lands on the target. A hole-in-one will earn you an eagle (-2 below par). Land on or within the painted ring circling each flag and you'll put a birdie (-1) on your scorecard. Anywhere on the green will be good for a par, on the general playing surface, but not on the green will score you a bogey (+1), and failing to land anywhere on the playing surface will get you a double-bogey (+2).
Check out the video below to get a good idea of what it looks like in person.
Looks pretty wild, doesn't it? It also looks like a ton of fun.
Not much is known about the Indianapolis stop other than it's scheduled to happen June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Where exactly has yet to be announced. My first guess would be Lucas Oil Stadium, because of all the stadium facilities in Indianapolis, that one is obviously the most recognizable, and it would be awesome to launch golf balls toward the field from the upper level. But, they could use Victory Field where the Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team calls home, or Gainbridge Fieldhouse where the Pacers play.
Tickets aren't available yet for the Indy stop, but you can enter a valid e-mail address on the Stadiumlinks website to be added to a waitlist.