Looking to increase some off-season revenue, the San Diego Padres and the city will combine withe Callaway to convert the outfield to a par-3 course.
I think it’s a genius marketing move for all parties. It’s a cool venue and I’m sure casual and avid golfers will take advantage of the experience–although the price appears a bit hefty. Yet, I think many will still give it a go at least once.
The Links at Petco Park will begin on a putting green in the home dugout. Golfers will move to the ballpark’s upper deck for Nos. 2-5, where they will hit shots onto the field from various locations. The sixth will tee off on the field near the Western Metal Supply Co. building in the left field corner before golfers move to the batter’s eye in center field for No. 7. The eighth hole will be an artificial putting green in the bullpen. The final hole will be on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building.
Prices are $100 for twosomes and $200 for foursomes. Callaway will provide clubs and balls.