A long-range look at a PopStroke facility reveals something far different than mini golf.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA | On a picturesque December afternoon, PopStroke buzzes with sudden roars of long putts that find the bottom of the cup.
Labeling this game as “mini golf” would be a misnomer. There are no windmills, waterfalls or clown mouths here. The greens, made of visually stimulating synthetic turf, feature distinct shades of light green, dark green and white to match the look and feel of a real golf course. Putts can be read in traditional golf fashion, with skill separating outstanding putters from the rest. Everyone is using a new Bridgestone souvenir ball of the same standard color – which they get to take home with them – and not some plastic lime green ball that has gone through the wringer.
It could accurately be described as a golf lover’s playground, but it’s also a little bit of everything else to those who aren’t obsessed with the game. A massive TV facing the course is visible from everywhere around the 36 holes, and a...
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