Minor league ballpark being converted into two mini-golf courses

Posted at 5:39 PM, Sep 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-06 17:41:23-04

TOLEDO, Ohio- A minor league ball park is being converted into two miniature golf courses for charity.

Fifth Third Field, the home of the Detroit Tigers triple A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens is converting their field into two miniature golf courses. The Mud Hens have dubbed the courses “The Links at Fifth Third Field.”

This is the first time a minor league ball park has been turned into a mini-golf course.  “I always thought it would be interesting to see a natural grass putt-putt course,” says Jake Tyler, Sports Turf Manager.

“The Links at Fifth Third Field will be flat with no rolling hills and slopes, but it will be challenging” said Tyler. “The first nine holes will have a lot of angles, dog legs, and sand traps. 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.”

It will take the grounds crew at Fifth Third Field about two weeks to get the courses ready for play.

The courses will be open to the public, from September 25th through September 28th. The green fee will be $15 per player with all the proceeds going to Toledo- area charities.

The Mud Hens encourage everyone who wants to play to set up a tee time.

Here are the available tee times:

  • Thursday, September 25 – 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, September 26 – 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 27 – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 28 – 2 to 8 p.m.

You can book your tee time with the Mud Hens at 419-725-4369.