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The Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum has yet another reason to come visit. Its art-inspired mini-golf course is the only one in the South.
The course is open through August and is under the art museum's building. Covered and ready for play rain or shine, I'm told that there's always a breeze under there, but fans will be available to keep players cool should the temperatures really heat up.
The course is suitable for all ages and features holes inspired by great works of art. It's part of a summer-long theme, Art for Fun, and the year-long celebration I Heart Art, in honor of the Art Museum's 15th Anniversary Year.
Featured artists and artwork:
- Jonathan Green, The Escorting of Ruth
- Wassily Kandinsky, Farbstudie Quadrate
- Peter Max, Sailing New Worlds
- Claude Monet, Waterlilies and Japanese Bridge
- Edvard Munch, The Scream
- Pablo Picasso, Owl
- John Singer Sargent, Venetian Canal
- Vincent Van Gogh, The Starry Night
Admission is $3 for nine holes and $5 to play twice, which is quite reasonable compared to other mini-golf opportunities in the Grand Strand. The art museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's also open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information and a preview of the art-themed holes, putt on over to Art Museum's site.