Fore — free!
Brooklynites will have the chance to tee off this Saturday when a team of 30 local artists opens a free 18-hole miniature golf course in a Sunset Park warehouse.
The makeshift greens — built from salvaged materials — will be open only on May 30 from noon to midnight, welcoming golfers young and old to practice their putting in the 16,000-square-foot loft on 33rd Street.
“We’re trying to bring a little bit of suburban flavor into a very urban space,” said organizer David Lukowski, a sculptor from Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
The makeshift mini-golf course will include sand traps, a “Brooklyn-style” water feature made from a discarded fountain and kiddy pool, and even a mock-up of Mount Rushmore featuring the stars of a classic that Oscar overlooked: “Caddyshack.”
And one hole will replace the green with a trampoline.
“The topography will shift as you play — how easy it is depends on your walking ability and how friendly your group is,” said Lukowski.
In terms of looks, the course — dubbed “Playing Through” — is no Pebble Beach (heck, it’s no Dyker Beach!), but it will boast picturesque vistas … of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (that’s a bogey to some).
According to Lukowski — whose friendly Industry City landlord made it all happen — mini-golf might be a hole in one for Brooklyn putters.
“It was a boom industry during the Great Depression,” he said. “I guess you could say we’re spearheading a return to those days.”
“Playing Through” will be open on Saturday, May 30 at 55 33rd St. (between Second and Third Avenues in Sunset Park, no phone). For info, visit www.playingthrough.info.
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