PUTTING GREEN is an 18-hole mini golf course open to the public on the waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This neighborhood pop-up is designed to showcase the problems and solutions for some of the most pressing climate change issues facing our planet.
Each of the 18 holes has been designed by a community partner, including artists and designers, community and school groups, environmental advocacy organizations and public agencies.
The designs focus on a broad range of climate change themes including green and blue infrastructure, animal habitat, energy, and emissions. The course encourages players to explore their own role in understanding and solving our climate crisis.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to local organizations addressing climate change in NYC.
Some environmental efforts made while building Putting Green included:
- The entry globe was made from recycled plastic bottle caps and scraps of left-over turf.
- Decking wood and planters have been re-purposed from the original planks of the Domino Sugar factory.
- All curbing around the holes is made of 100% recycled tires.
- The course’s turf was created with sustainably sourced and biobased materials from SYNlawn.
- All plants in and around the course are native species.
- The brick used for Hole #1 was salvaged from the Domino Sugar factory.
- Hole #2 features crochet décor made from recycled materials and salvaged marine debris.
- The water tower on Hole #5 is a repurposed steel drum from a previous construction site.
- In order to preserve an existing tree at Hole #7, it was incorporated into the design and the decking was built around it.
- Hole #9 is lined with raw recycled plastic materials.
- Compost made locally at Domino Park was used at Hole # 13.
- Hole #14 uses fallen- not cut - tree branches.
- Hole #15 includes oyster shells and debris found locally at the waterfront.