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A miniature golf adventure in the Minneapolis skyway

Posted by: Michael Rand under Golf Updated: February 22, 2013 - 3:31 PM

If you are heading through the Minneapolis skyway system the rest of today or this weekend, you might want to consider making a tee time.

The U.S. Bank Skyway Open, in its seventh year, is taking over small portions of the above-ground hamster maze, and not a moment too soon with all the snow flying around.

We had a chance to play the course for the first time this afternoon, and we were struck by the creativity of many of the holes. They are all designed by local businesses, who get a nice promotional boost in the process from players and passersby. Proceeds from "green fees" go to the Boys & Girls Club.

We're told Hole 16 -- a replica of the Foshay Tower, which is played in the style of "Plinko" -- is the signature hole. We made a hole in one on, we believe, either 17 or 18. We also took a massive amount of shots on several holes. They are tricky. Oh, yes, they are tricky.

The picture to your right is Hole 5, where the balls are actually made of chalk. If you are looking to play or just interested in what exactly is going on next to your favorite lunch place, you can find more info here.

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