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Green Course


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Mini Golf Course Guide


Course Conditions

Sunday February 26, 2017

Golf Index: 10

Get on the Green!
0 - Poor    10 - Excellent

Sunny & Clear
Temperature: Air Conditioned
Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 0 %
Wind: 0 MPH

Course par: 26

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Hole 1

The 19th Crater

Sponsors: Atmosphere Lighting, Occasions Caterers, and Perfect Settings; Designer and Builder: Design Foundry

This hole, called "The 19th Crater," celebrates the idea of global expansion to the Moon. In the foreseeable future, regular space travel will become a reality and humans will live on the Moon just as we currently do on Earth. They’ll even be able to have parties and enjoy a round of golf or two! 

Par: 2

Hole 2


Winner: Playability Award

Sponsor: The Vinyl Institute; Designers and Builders: Hixon Design Consultants and Parker Rodriguez

"MateriALIVE" is inspired by our idea of a living roof and is designed to look at the role materials play in building the future. The form of the hole shows that there are many ways to reach your goals, while our materials explore the texture and versatility of building products. Much like the lights in an arcade game that brighten when the ball reaches the pin, materiALIVE illuminates the ways that sustainability can be stylish, fun, and whimsical, helping buildings come ALIVE when architecture and landscape become one. 

Par: 3

Hole 3

Holograph Hole

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Winner: Best in Show
Winner: People's Choice Award

Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Additional Sponsor: Zebra Imaging; Additional Builder: Students from the Catholic University School of Architecture

The design for "Holograph Hole" is inspired by state-of-the-art 3D applications that make sophisticated design concepts easily understandable. From hand rendering to computer generated graphics, architects’ design tools have evolved. New 3D imaging technology takes visualization a step further by creating virtual environments. This hole demonstrates how designers can use new technology to communicate ideas about urban design, architecture, and interior design.

Par: 2

Hole 4

The Job Site

Clark Construction Group, LLC

Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Clark Construction Group, LLC

"The Job Site" models the many obstacles encountered while navigating a construction site. Using our experience in building construction, we provide golfers with a realistic representation of the equipment, materials, and machinery commonly seen on a construction site during the site-work phase. You can navigate around the building structure in the center of the green, or try one of the shortcuts through the building. One pathway leads the ball astray while the other may result on a hole-in-one.

Par: 3

Hole 5

Capitol City Crops

Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Rippeteau Architects, PC

"Capital City Crops" is a scene from the future. Washington, D.C. has become flooded by the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, which has also drowned the farms upon which the city relied for fresh produce. We built over the existing mall, raising terra firma for new urban farms. The Old City is now an historical exhibit below. Situated on the old ground level, iconic structures of Washington’s past are encapsulated and viewed from the new National Mall. On this golf hole you can either maneuver through the farm fields full of carrots and rutabagas or choose to soar through the garden apartments at a bird’s eye view of the Washington Monument.

Par: 3

Hole 6

FOREward Thinking

Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: STUDIOS Architecture; Additional contributors: Interface, Alliance Lighting, and 3form

This hole, "FOREward Thinking," represents just one of many ways we can build the future with the limited resources we have—by being smart and agile, revitalizing old buildings with new energy.

Par: 3

Hole 7


Sponsor, Designer, and Builder: Smolen Emr Ilkovitch Architects

"Homeroom" depicts the classroom of the future. After all, today’s classroom is where tomorrow’s future is built. What that future looks like depends on the knowledge we impart to other generations. It is here that the day begins and the ideas that shape our future are created.

Par: 3

Hole 8

Capitol RiverGreen

Sponsors: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District and The Yards; Designer: Shalom Baranes Associates; Builder: Winmar Construction; Additional Contributors: ABC Imaging, Forest City Washington, Herip Associates, Interface Multimedia, and Ken Foran

In this hole, "Capitol RiverGreen," vertical image panels rise up like buildings in the Capitol Riverfront and Yards neighborhood. Stroll around the golf hole to see the vision come together in this rapidly developing part of Washington, D.C., located between the U.S. Capitol and the Anacostia River. Putt your ball along M Street SE, or try for a hole-in-one over the Yards Park sculptural pedestrian bridge. Crowds will cheer when you make it to home plate in the ballpark.

Par: 3

Hole 9

Urban Pinball

Evonik Cyro

Winner: Online Favorite - Green Course

Sponsor: Evonik Cyro; Designer: KUBE Architecture; Builders: Madden Corporation and Mersoa Woodwork & Design LLC

"Urban Pinball" explores uncertainty—after all, as the science fiction writer Ursula K. LeGuin noted, “the only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable, uncertainty: not knowing what comes next." Take aim and try to control your destiny—but you may end up in a place you never imagined. Travel through the time tunnels, and emerge in the unraveling future, where your path becomes complex and unpredictable. In many ways, life is just a game of chance—relax and enjoy the ride.

Par: 3

All photos by Kevin Allen Photography.

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