How to help design a downtown Putt-Putt course

How fun is this? Here’s your chance to design part of a miniature golf course to be located downtown.

Putter Up Dayton is an initiative to boost economic development and attract more people to live and visit downtown.


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The idea is to create teams, each designing a single hole, resulting in an 18-hole putt-putt course.

With the project in its early phase, the specific location of the course hasn’t been determined. “We’re currently looking at three or four locations, all in the urban core,” Benkendorf said.

The initiative is sponsored by The Collaboratory on Courthouse Square, an idea generation and networking nonprofit. The Collaboratory will host two happy hours to meet artists and engineers and go over the guidelines for the project. Partners include Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton Tech Guide, Make It Dayton and Up Dayton.

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The project is looking for dreamers, artists, techies, engineers, volunteer, consultants and more. “We’re looking for multiple-level sponsors, and naming rights are available,” Benkendorf said.

“Like many of the projects at the Collaboratory, while we’re excited about the Putt-Putt initiative, what really excites us are the relationships and initiatives that are going to be sparked by this project,” Benkendorf said.

“One of the things we’re planning is adding some other elements on the miniature golf course,” he added.

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