If you could design a mini golf hole, what would it look like?
The owners of Can Can Wonderland say they called out to artists with that very question, and got more than 200 answers from around the country – and even as far as Australia. Then they selected their favorites to be built into a brand new mini golf course coming to the Twin Cities.
The artist-designed course is set to open in St. Paul's Hamline Midway neighborhood (aka The Creative Enterprise Zone) on Jan. 12. It'll feature 18 very unique holes, with names like "Grandma's House," "State Fair," and "No, that's not my trick, Michael. It's my illusion!"
The course isn't open yet, but some lucky people got a sneak peak at a soft opening on New Year's Eve. When it does open, a round will cost $12 – with a $3 discount for veterans, seniors, and kids.
If artist-designed mini golf sounds familiar, that's because the founders of Can Can Wonderland are also the people behind the Walker's mini golf course (as well as the Ten Second Film Festival and Soap Factory's Haunted Basement).
And that's not all
Can Can Wonderland is more than just a place for putt putt – they also offer craft cocktails, food, a row of pinball games, art installations, and two stages for entertainment, and maybe even a secret bar, their website says.
One of Can Can's founders, Chris Pennington, told the Star Tribune about the vision for the space.
“It should be just way over the top,” Pennington said. “We’re not trying to be middle ground. It’s going to be the best in the country.”