MiLB field transformed into mini-golf course


Muirfield. Firestone. The Links at Fifth Third Field. Yes, you read that correctly.

By turning their field into a 36-hole mini-golf course, the Toldeo Mud Hens' home stadium will be joining Ohio golf royalty during the last weekend in September, with proceeds going to charity.

"The team gave me full reign to do what I wanted and I've always wanted to do this," said the team's turf manager Jake Tyler, describing a plan that will destroy the minor league team's field before two outdoor hockey games this winter.

As you can see above, construction of the natural grass mini-golf course is pretty far along already. Tyler included several aspects of real golf, including dog legs and sand traps. One hole even brings the pitcher's mound into play. The best scores over the four days (Sept. 25-28) will be displayed on the stadium scoreboard.

Tee times can be booked on the Mud Hens' website for $15.

The team teased the promotion on their Instagram page with the image below a week ago. According to Tyler, the money raised will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club and the Susan G. Komen fund, which benefits breast cancer awareness.