You'll soon be able to play golf at Turner Field in Atlanta
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You’ll soon be able to play golf at Turner Field in Atlanta

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This was the final series for Turner Field -- a converted stadium from the 1996 Olympics -- as host of the Atlanta Braves. And the Braves kinda stunk up the joint, never really in contention for a playoff spot. So, when the Braves' season ended, the stadium knew they wouldn't have to worry about hosting a playoff series...or much else relating to the Braves after that.

So, the Turner Field folks took a page from the San Diego Padres and Petco Park, turning the stadium into a nine-hole par-3 course. Stadiumlinks, which has set up stadium golf courses in other cities, is designing the course (not yet available).


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You can sign up to play the course at Turner Field from Oct. 14-16, for $60 per player, either in a twosome or a foursome. For an extra $50 per player, you can actually play two balls, with the better ball counting toward a tournament of all the players for a small cash prize, and you can warm up in the Braves' batting cage.

When the run as a golf course is done, Turner Field will be converted into a football stadium for Georgia State.

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