Plans Unveiled for Urban Putt, The Mission's Forthcoming Mini Golf Course

After preemptively apologizing for looking to bring an indoor mini golf course to the Mission, Urban Putt owner Steve Fox is moving forward with his project to do just that.  And ahead of tomorrow's Planning Commission hearing, which will decide the future of the project, Fox submitted his plans for the conversion of an abandoned mortuary on 22nd and South Van Ness into the neighborhood's latest alcoholic playland:

[Steve Fox] proposes to establish a restaurant and miniature golf course (d.b.a. Urban Putt) with extended hours of operation of 6:00a.m. to 12:00a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 6:00a.m. to 2:00a.m. Friday and Saturday. The approximately 2,100 square foot miniature golf course would be located only on the ground floor. The restaurant would occupy a portion of the ground floor and the entire smaller second floor, and would use the basement for storage, totaling approximately 7,400 square feet. However, that 7,400 square feet includes bathrooms for both the restaurant and miniature golf patrons, a large amount of circulation space, and approximately 2,200 square feet of storage in the basement.

The proposed use is an independent business that is not a Formula Retail use. The proposed operation is anticipated to employ 55 people; 7 of those employees will be salaried and 48 will be hourly.

With a 6am opening time, it seems Urban Putt is aiming to unseat Clooney's as home to the most strung-out afterparty in the area—a lofty goal, if we do say so.

Of course, with industry backing from the likes of Trick Dog, Mission Bowling Club, and a “well-known restaurant group” prepping kitschy classic California comfort food, it seems doubtful many will be able to swing the cost of teeing off (including this blogger, who lives just a few doors down the once hooker-lined street).  But as we said before, we remain nevertheless stoked to see a local bar doing something rad and unique in the neighborhood.

Below, some additional designs:

Argh, the incorporated a drum circle into this.

The main hall/

Capacity for 375 people!

[h/t Socket Site]

Comments (13)

With this and the slot-car tracks going in on Valencia, all we need is a tiki bar and the Mission will be as fun as Alameda!

Do we know for a fact that’s what’s going in on Valencia?

What about pinball?

My wife warns that with mini-golf, slot-cars, and ping-pong, a Chuck E. Cheese can’t be far off.

The Mission - For the Childhood You Apparently Never Had.

”[…] with industry backing from the likes of Trick Dog, Mission Bowling Club, and a ‘well-known restaurant group’ […]”

This doesn’t appear to be 100% accurate.

Ne Timeas Restaurant Group, the company behind Flour + Water / Salumeria / Central Kitchen, has been hired to consult on the project (source

That link also points out that Trick Dog brought them in to consult on development.

More from the same link:

“We have helped clients from concept development, restaurant design, financial modeling, menu style and ethos as well as building a brand, training staff on front of house and back of house systems, through to opening day.

Red Sauce Group, Inc.
Urban Putt
Trick Dog”

My favorite hole is the one where you hit the ball into a bank and it starts off this rube goldberg device that ends with every non-tech renter in the mission being evicted via Ellis Act.

we can all dream amiright???

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“Men’s W.C. 1” looks like a very challenging hole.

Fuck Hipsters

Ok. sure. but this is FYBY. y=yuppies.

Would someone please point out to these gremlins that San Francisco already – in fact – has windmills out by the Beach Chalet, so there’s really no point in turning the Transamerica Pyramid into one.

Have you people not seen Caddyshack? Where is your sense of adventure and savoir faire? Do you now want to don plus fours and prance around the mission in plaid with a gold bag and some tees? I know I do.

Plus I can vouch for this Steve Fox dude.

He is a man of intellect, substance and wit.

He also has spent the majority of his adult life turning the rooms of his house into a kind of mini-golf think tank. Which admittedly is a little suspect. Still, it is guys like this that make me proud to call San Francisco home. (I know this because I was his neighbor and have participated in said tournies).

And oh, BTW, he is as far from hipster as you can get.

I’m in. And so is my shop.

Get to work on your handicap, pussies.