Photo courtesy of Pier 70 Partners
San Francisco is no longer just a one miniature-golf course town. A new mini golf course has arisen in Dogpatch in the form of Pier 70 Putt Putt, an 18-hole, 60,000 square-foot mini golf facility operating every weekend for the through August 21 in the warehouse best known for hosting the annual Ghost Ship Halloween party. SFist putzed around the new putt putt course that, like Urban Putt in the Mission, offers booze, food, a kid-friendly atmosphere and dazzling, mechanized miniature versions of recognized Bay Area landmarks designed by local artists.
Unlike its Mission District counterpart, Pier 70 Putt Putt holes do not depict the generic tourist trap landmarks like the Painted Ladies or Transamerica Building. It’s more of a nutty nautical-themed trip through the history of Pier 70 and its surrounding ports and piers. Above we see an interactive, controllable crane (Par 4) designed by Steve Valdez of Steampunk Tree House fame.
“We wanted to create something unique and fun in a giant unused venue,” said Pier 70 Partners EVP Andrea Lundquist. “Pier 70 Partners worked with MAKE BIG ART! who helped curate a dozen different artists to design Dogpatch and Pier 70 related expressions within the confines of a giant warehouse. ”
The course remains open Thursday to Sunday through August 21, with a few Friday Happy Hour events scheduled. The next big one is the Janky Putt Putt Pre-Burn Happy Hour on Friday, August 12 (4 p.m. – 9 p.m.), featuring live DJs aboard the Janky Barge and Le Lucha De La Cocina (August 13, 3:30-10).