Urban Golf – golf your way through Winterthur
Like golfing, but different
In a way, Urban Golf is like golf, but then again, it’s totally different. The latest version of the classic sport isn’t played on golf courses, but in the heart of the city where you tee off on the streets, in vacant industrial buildings, city parks and squares. In order to play, you neither need a handicap nor experience nor a big wallet.
No holes, but goals
Other than with classic golf, you don’t have to hit a hole but a goal. The bull’s eyes are on trees, old cars, a wooden well and even trash bins. In order to avoid any damage or accidents, the golf balls are made of soft and light material – that’s why you won’t be able to hit them a long way.
A tour that leads you from industrial buildings to squares and parks
The Urban Golf parcours in Winterthur starts at the Skills Park. After we got our equipment, we were ready to hit the ball. The tour led us through Winterthur, past industrial buildings, public squares and beautiful parks.
At each lane, the tees and goals are marked with the Urban Golf logo. On the map, you see how many strikes are needed to play each lane. It took us approximately two hours to do all the lanes. Simultaneously, we discovered the city, had fun and nobody got bored.
Urban Golf is fun
Urban Golf isn’t difficult to play. You don’t have to be Tiger Woods to finish the tour. However, we soon realized that it would be helpful to know how to tee off properly, since we always needed more strikes to hit the goal than suggested – but we still had a ton of fun!
Discovering new corners of Winterthur with Urban Golf
One thing we liked in particular: The exciting parcours led us past different parts of the town, we didn’t know or notice before. Which allowed us to discover a completely new side of Winterthur. Furthermore, the unique city tour really showed us why Winterthur is also called the Garden City: There are numerous public green spaces, beautiful parks, magnificent gardens and groves.