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Ghost Hole at the Putting Lot


The Putting Lot is the awesome new putt putt course built in an abandoned lot in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Their site explains:

Each hole is designed by a dif­fer­ent team of artists and archi­tects around themes of urban sus­tain­abil­ity. Play­ing a round at the lot is an inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ence, requir­ing golfers to step inside the artist’s visions and the ideas that have inspired them. Through the trans­for­ma­tion of the lot, the con­struc­tion of the holes, and a series of events held in the pub­lic area, we hope to pro­vide a forum for dis­cussing urban sus­tain­abil­ity in a new context.

Ghost Hole, pictured above, is a hole created by artist Ben Roosevelt. Ben describes the hole:

To make my part of the course, the exact area of the vacant lot in Brooklyn where my hole would be built was photographed prior to any cleaning or building. Then the photographs were used to make an outdoor, high-traffic decal for the actual playing surface of the hole. A player could look down and see what was in the exact spot before building: trash, debris, rocks, etc.