Mini-golf tournament returns to the skyways

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February 13, 2014
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie
U.S. Bank Skyway Open set for Feb. 21–23

The city's neighborhoods are the source of inspiration for designers who created mini-golf holes for the eighth annual U.S. Bank Skyway Open set for Feb. 21–23. 

The theme for this year's event is "Minneapolis Neighborhoods–Putt the City." Local architects and designers have created 19 mini-putt holes capturing the character of the city's diverse and unique neighborhoods. The event is hosted by the Downtown Network and benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. 

Downtown Network Chairperson Sam Maguire, an associate broker with the Minneapolis office of Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “From Bryn Mawr to Whittier, we feel that scope and diversity of Minneapolis neighborhoods will provide a lot of creative inspiration for the golf hole designers.”

Designers will have the chance to compete for the following awards: greenest green, top design, people's choice and top student design.

The mini-golf course will weave through skyways linking the City Center, Gaviidae, the IDS Center, RBC on Nicollet and Fifty South Sixth. 

The 19th Hole celebration party will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at The Marquette/Basil's Restaurant in the IDS.