School project springs free mini-golf center in Detroit's Corktown

Urban putt-putt course will open this December in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood

Author: Jay Kuhlman
Published On: Nov 14 2012 06:24:49 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 14 2012 06:28:12 PM EST
DETROIT -

Students at Lawrence Tech University are helping develop an urban mini-golf course that will be free to the public in Corktown Detroit.

The course is being developed in the shadow of the old train station in at 14th and Dalzelle streets.

Each student is in charge of designing their own hole on the course and must run their ideas behind their professor, and course designer, Steve Coy.

"I'm always looking for ways to get my students involved in the opportunities that Detroit has because of its unique situation," said Coy.

The course doesn't have a clown face or windmill, but you will find an old couch, a tricycle, and a toilet.

"Putting up fences seemed unrealistic and charging people also, because I think people could get onto the course anyway," said Coy.

There will eventually be 18 holes to play at Urban putt-putt and that's not all.

"Possible futures plans are that we end up putting up some ping pong tables, and then we could have tennis and golf, and maybe turn it into a full country club. We're going to call it DUCC, Detroit Urban County Club," said Coy

The grand opening of Urban Putt-Putt is Dec. 1.