Downtown “Pre-Am” Call to Artists

Calling All Artists, Designers, Engineers, Creators and other Makers of Magic.

The Downtown Association invites you to submit a proposal for the inaugural Downtown Santa Cruz “Pre Am” Mini golf tournament. W e are looking for 9 mini golf course hole designs to be paired and installed in 9 stores in Downtown Santa Cruz.

Designers and design teams will work with the Downtown Association staff and representatives of the specified location to create a mini golf hole specific to each location.  Installation time will be limited and available space will vary depending on location and design.

The Downtown Association will provide a stipend of $300-500 to help with material cost and there will be a “Golfer’s Choice” cash prize for the most popular hole.

The holes will be open to the public on the weekend of February 23, 24, 25. Funds raised from the event will support the work of the Downtown Association and the Downtown Foundation.


Jan 1-31 submissions open
Feb 2nd design selections announced
Feb 22 Installation in host spaces
Feb 23 PRE-AM golf opening
Feb 24th, 25th Course open to public
Feb 25th after party and awards presentation

How to Submit

Send a brief description of your design concept  to include the following:

  • Any special space requirements, or specific space requests (need 40 foot ceiling, would love a waterfall, etc.)
  • Provide a little bit of background as to your ability (or your team’s ability) to pull this off. (related experience, special skills, etc)
  • Attach any sketches or other visuals that will help illustrate your brilliance.




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