|The colourful TURF Projects Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf course at Platform Ruskin Square in Croydon|
Over the summer the Croydon-based art group TURF Projects has had a playable art installation set-up at Platform Ruskin Square just outside East Croydon train station.
With just three days before the course was packed away I managed to make it down to give the course a visit. It was well worth it.
|Hole 1 of Putt Putt #2 - by WELCHWHITAKER|
|Hole 2 of Putt Putt #2 - by W A V E Y B O Y Z|
|Hole 3 of Putt Putt #2 - by Natalie Finnemore|
|Hole 4 of Putt Putt #2 - by Holly Hendry|
|Hole 5 of Putt Putt #2 - by Nicolas Henninger|
|Hole 6 of Putt Putt #2 - by Mark Scott-Wood|
|Hole 7 of Putt Putt #2 - by Liz West|
|Hole 8 of Putt Putt #2 - by AV Co-op|
|Hole 9 of Putt Putt #2 - by Iain Haines|
TURF Projects began in October 2013 and last year the nomadic artist-run project team of artists, filmmakers and architects created a temporary Mini Golf course in Croydon.
The aim of the TURF Projects group is to shine a spotlight on the diverse, rapidly changing cultural landscape of Croydon, and provide opportunities for local residents and visitors to be involved.
The Putt Putt #2 art Mini Golf course is curated by Alice Cretney and David McLeavy and features work by artists including AV Co-op, EXYZT, Natalie Finnemore, Iain Hales, Holly Hendry, Mark Scott-Wood, W A V E Y B O Y Z, WELCHWHITAKER and Liz West.
Chatting to Alice at the course she told me that Putt Putt #2 has proved to be really popular with a real mix of people giving the course a play.
You can read all about the Putt Putt #2 installation and the story behind it on the Turf Projects website.
The course was the 345th played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 578th visited overall since September 2006.
|Playing hole 8 at Putt Putt #2 in Croydon|
|Hole 1 - Easy Hole - not as easy as it looks!|
|Playing hole 5 of the Putt Putt #2 art installation - a very long and winding hole built around the rocks|
Since July 2008 Emily and I have visited 43 (and a half) Minigolf, Crazy Golf, Miniature Golf, Adventure Golf and Putting Courses in and around London, playing 27 (and a half) of them.
Thank you to Alice for taking the action photos of me playing the course.
For more information on Putt Putt #2 and other art projects, events and activities from the Turf team check out the links below.
The course is free to play and is open until Saturday 30 August 2014.
- Turf Projects website
- Turf Projects on Twitter
- Turf Projects on Facebook
- PUTTPUTT#2 event on Facebook
- Platform Ruskin Square
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- Minigolf and Crazy Golf courses in and around London
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour list of courses visited and played
- Minigolf and Art in Croydon