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Monday, May 5, 2014

Putter Up: Urban Putt Opens to the Public Today

Posted By on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM

  • Image Courtesy of Urban Putt

For those of you wanting to show off your mean technique in an energetic match of putt putt here's your chance to put your money where your club is.

Urban Putt, San Francisco's first and only indoor mini golf course, opens up to the general public today!

Located on the corner of South Van Ness and 22nd streets, creator Steve Fox quit his job as a professional journalist after 35 years to pursue his passion of mini golf full time.

The result became Urban Putt, a 14-hole golf course mini-golf course that has interactive kinetic sculptures depicting San Francisco landmarks, history, and culture fused with Jules Verne/ Rube Goldberg steam punk.

As reported previously by SF Weekly, the former mortuary has plenty of bells and whistles on the green but is also equipped with an upstairs restaurant and a lower level bar.

  • Image Courtesy of Urban Putt

The full-service restaurant with a capacity for 70 people, UP @ Urban Putt, is led by Chef Dane Boryta and features Americana style cuisine. Included on the menu is the UP Burger, deep dish pizzas, fries, salads, and of course, desserts. Food is also served at the bar, with mobile "fairway bites" available for those who want a nibble while on the mini golf green.

Mini golf is available on a first come, first served basis and is $8 for children and $12 for adults. Reservations for the restaurant can be done through Open Table. The hours of operation are as follows:

  • Mini-Golf: Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight, Friday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight. No one under 21 will be admitted after 8 p.m.
  • Restaurant: Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5:30-11 p.m.
  • Bar Bites and Fairway Bites: Available any time mini-golf is open.

Putter Up!

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Juan De Anda

Juan De Anda

Juan De Anda is a cultural correspondent with a concentration in tourism, literature, and lifestyle and has been writing for SF Weekly since 2013. As an avid traveler, he enjoys discovering destinations abroad as well as the never-ending hidden gems of San Francisco. #DondeAndaJuanDeAnda?


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