1250 Half Street, SE

Thanks to Dave for sending the photo above: “Swingers in Navy Yard is almost ready.”

From Swingers Crazy Golf:

“Swingers – the crazy golf club and high-end entertainment experience founded in London U.K. in 2014 by Jeremy Simmonds and Matt Grech-Smith – announced that its third U.S. location (and fifth in total), Swingers Navy Yard, will open in Washington, D.C.’s Ballpark District on Friday, March 10th, 2023. The newest Swingers location marks their third U.S. opening in less than two years, demonstrating that the twist on mini golf is proving to be an incredibly popular new way to socialize.

Located in the heart of D.C.’s bustling Ballpark District, Swingers Navy Yard will sit at the base of The Kelvin, a thoughtfully-designed, contemporary apartment building by Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners. The crazy golf venue will boast over 23,000 square feet of space spanning two floors and will feature three nine-hole crazy-golf courses, a stunning 750-square-foot patio, multiple cocktail bars and a gourmet street food offering. Read More


Photo by Phil

From the National Park Service:

“The National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with National Links Trust (NLT), is seeking public comment for a proposed plan to improve the Rock Creek Park Golf Course. The proposed improvements will increase playability, address the site’s maintenance backlog, and broaden course appeal to the local community. You’re invited to review the plans and submit comments from Jan. 9 through Feb. 8.

The proposed plan would prioritize the historic significance and integrity of the original William Flynn-designed golf course, while making the site more environmentally sustainable. The NPS and NLT recognize that it is essential that each course maintain its historically and architecturally significant elements – this is part of what makes these courses so special and beloved by the golfers who play them.

The proposed plan would allow the park and National Links Trust to: Read More


via Stadiumlinks

From an email:

“The Nationals will be hosting Stadiumlinks at Nationals Park next weekend, Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 23, providing fans a specially designed, nine-hole golf course that re-imagines the traditional game of golf and offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Read More


800 F Street, NW via Puttery

From a press release:

Puttery, a new indoor golf venue, featuring a modern spin on putting, will welcome guests and open its doors on Thursday, June 23. Owned and operated by Drive Shack Inc., guests can enjoy an upscale social entertainment mini-golf experience featuring three 9-hole courses, each with its own unique theme including Art Museum, featuring bold and vibrant intricacies on display; Conservatory, decorated with nature and prickly cacti; and Illusion, where reality bends and all is not what it seems. Read More


From a press release:

“Join National Links Trust April 1st from 4 – 6 PM at East Potomac Golf Links

We invite our entire community to attend the first “Days on the Green” event at East Potomac Golf Links on Friday, April 1 from 4-6 PM. This event is free to attend, but we encourage registration. There will be a bounce house, cotton candy, and more fun for the whole family.


Photo by Nathan Castellanos

Ed. Note: We first started following this development back in April 2014!

From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office:

“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), who has long sought long term-investment to maintain the three public golf courses in the District of Columbia, today celebrated the announcement that the National Park Service (NPS) will begin negotiations with National Links Trust (NLT) to operate the three historic golf courses here in the District.

NPS will negotiate a long-term lease for the East Potomac, Langston and Rock Creek golf courses to ensure an optimum recreational experience for golfers and capital improvements. Read More


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