With the Major League Baseball season over for the San Diego Padres, their home field, Petco Park, is getting a temporary makeover...into a golf course.
The Padres and Callaway Golf, based, like much of the golf industry, in the San Diego area, have teamed up for a four-day transformation of Petco Park from a top-notch major league stadium into a nine-hole golf course dubbed The Links at Petco Park.
Running from Nov. 4 and 6-8, players will enjoy a round of golf that rotates through the stadium. It all starts on a putting green in the home dugout for Hole No. 1, before moving to the upper deck for Nos. 2-5, where players will hit shots from various locations onto a green on the field. The sixth hole will be played from field level near the Western Metal Supply Co. building in left field. Players move to the Batter's Eye area in centerfield for the seventh hole. The bullpen will host a putting challenge that makes up the eighth hole. The round concludes with a tee shot from the rooftop of the Western Metal Supply Co. building.
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Throughout the experience, players will, of course, use Callaway equipment. On each hole, there will be a unique theme and a chance to win a prize, including new Callaway clubs.
Folks can sign up for tee times on the Padres' website, which is only accepting twosomes and foursomes at $50 per player. Players can pay for an upgraded package, spending $200 per player to play the course and get a Padres-branded Callaway club and a ticket to a 2016 Padres home game.