Mini golf gets an artsy twist in Myrtle Beach
Posted 6/25/2012 6:29:00 PM
It’s no secret that Myrtle Beach
is the place for mini golf. As you drive around town you’ll see Jurassic Golf
, Treasure Island Golf
, Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf
and a seemingly endless array of other spectacular mini golf set ups, complete with waterfalls, shipwrecks and other over the top obstacles.
But this summer, there’s a mini golf course in Myrtle Beach that has something none of the others’ have: fine art.
Now through Aug. 31, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
is offering a nine hole mini golf experience inspired by famous works of art.
The course is the perfect expression of the museum’s 15th anniversary year theme: Art for Fun. Designed by Board of Trustee member Bill Pritchard, each hole features a different painting by artists like Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.
One of pieces showcased on the course is Edvard Munch’s expressionist masterpiece, The Scream. You might get your fellow golfers to mimic the painting’s freaked out subject’s expression by telling them that the 1895 pastel sold for $120 million dollars at Sotheby’s last month.
The golf course also takes its inspiration from Jonathan Green’s The Escorting of Ruth. Green is a South Carolinian artist whose beautiful, colorful paintings depict the lowcountry Gullah culture in which he was raised.
The golf course is open for play Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It costs $3 for 9 holes or $5 to play through twice.
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
is located at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd.