An ice-fishing shack that’s home to a frozen walleye, an interactive bowling alley, a twisty pachinko game, and the ruins of a building demolished in 1933 are among the designs for Walker in the Rough, a 10-hole miniature golf course in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center open to visitors from Friday, May 28, through Labor Day. Though these stylish holes can’t be placed on par with mini golf’s customary roadside-art standards of taste, they have been created especially for this setting. Installed in the Garden’s north end, Walker in the Rough offers 10 flights of fancy designed by local artists, architects, and designers. Course hours are Thursday–Friday, 10 am–8 pm; Saturday, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, 11 am–5 pm. Open Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day), Monday, July 5, and Monday, September 6 (Labor Day), from 11 am–5 pm. Course fee is $5 ($3 Walker members, seniors, students; free children age 5 and under). On Sunday, June 20, fathers play for free in honor of Father’s Day. Between 5 and 8 pm on Thursday nights, players receive coupon offers from Sebastian Joe’s, Joe’s Garage, and Bar Lurcat. Players can finish off a round of golf with a round of drinks, dinner, or dessert at these neighboring establishments.
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