A new sport has officially taken over MGM Park for the next three weekends: Golf.
Today was the first day MGM’s golf experience was open for business. The 9-hole course features different tee boxes from various locations around the ballpark including home plate, the party decks, and the concourse.
Golfers have two chances to get their ball either in the white circle for par or the red circle for a birdie. Anything else is considered a bogie.
The experience also includes a target challenge, similar to going to Top Golf. Here golfers are able to hit from one of the two party decks to see who can land their shots the furthest in the outfield.
Shuckers Assistant Manager Trevor Matifes assures that the experience is helpful for golfers and non-golfers. “You’ll be good at your short game by the time you leave here. You’re using usually a pitching wedge or nine iron, so you’ll be working a lot on your short game. And I think our longest hole for the nine-holes is 113, so 113 yards. I think the target challenge is where, you know, people who may not golf all the time will have a good time. You know, you can just get up here and swing. You don’t have to play the game. And, uh, just kinda aim for different targets or just hit some golf balls out here at MGM Park.”
Parties of up to four are able to reserve tee times from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the 9-hole course. The target challenge has one hour time slots available starting at 4:15 p.m. for up to seven people.