The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will welcome Geo’s Golf: Swinging Through Greenville, a custom-built, nine-hole mini-golf course, on May 1 at 9 a.m.
“We are so thrilled to be bringing an entirely new exhibit to TCMU-Greenville,” said TCMU programs manager Javy Pagan. “Not only will this exhibit breathe new life into our spaces, but Geo’s Golf will also recognize the incredible golf culture of the Upstate. The exhibit is designed to let families engage and play together in an entirely new way–on a golf course. We can’t wait to welcome visitors for their first round of nine at Geo’s Golf.”
The traveling golf exhibit, which is expected to remain open for a year, will replace the Great Outdoors traveling exhibit on the third floor of TCMU-Greenville and will be designed to showcase Upstate locations and landmarks such as The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, the Greenville skyline and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Children and families will enter Geo’s Golf through a life-size golf clubhouse, where they will pick up a putter according to their height, along with a scorecard and golf ball.
Each of the exhibit’s nine holes is designed to introduce children to various STEM-related concepts, such as force, friction and speed, in relation to the game of golf.
Families will also learn about the history of golf through various components that contribute to the game, including golf attire and course turf.
The exhibit will also showcase South Carolina’s courses and feature a life-size golf cart that children may sit in and pretend to drive.
Geo’s Golf will operate during the museum’s hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Families may access the course on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Social distancing in this exhibit will be required and guests will be asked to play the course in order of the numbered holes.
For more information, visit tcmupstate.org.