One of the putting greens that’ll be featured in the Putt Putt Pub Crawl is already set up in Prescott Public House. (Bethany Walters, Prescott Public House/Courtesy)
Originally published Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 06:22p.m.
What: Putt Putt Pub Crawl
When: Sunday, Sept. 3, noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Begins at English Garden Tea Room, 220 W. Goodwin St., Prescott
Three months in the making, the first Putt Putt Pub Crawl is hitting the streets of downtown Prescott on Sunday, Sept. 3.
Similar to other pub crawls, the primary objective is to get consumers to visit multiple establishments (typically bars) in a single day/night, normally traveling by foot or public transport to each destination. A theme is usually determined, related activities are common and drink specials are guaranteed.
In this case, participants will be playing nine holes of mini golf through four venues.
“It’s exactly what it sounds like,” said Bethany Walters, event coordinator and co-owner of Prescott Public House. “There are going to be mini golf courses at each venue,”
Registration will start at noon at Kensington’s (formerly named English Garden Tea Room), 220 W. Goodwin St., where teams can collect their score cards, putt the first two holes and enjoy food and/or drinks.
“We have a brunch menu on Sundays, so we’ll have some specials, beer, bloody marys and mimosa specials,” said Gidgette Moshier, owner of Kensington’s. “Just kind of a fun little start to get everyone up and going.”
From there, golfers can putt the course at their own pace with no prescribed order. The other participating venues are Prescott Public House, 218 W. Gurley St., The Point Bar and Lounge, 114 N. Montezuma St., and Lyzzard’s Lounge, 120 N. Cortez St.
Each will have its own degree of themed food and drink specials throughout the day, as well as live entertainment and other games to play. Sponsors will be at each hole with prizes for a hole-in-one, and anyone who completes their scorecard can return it to Prescott Public House for additional prizes.
Food is an integral part of this pub crawl because the venues and sponsors wish to encourage responsible drinking. Congruently, Ride Prescott, a golf-cart livery service, will be running the course all day to provide a safe and easy way of getting around.
“If someone lives close enough, they can even get a ride home,” Walters said.
There is no charge to be a part of the event. Minors may be allowed in Kensington’s under the supervision of a parent. Golf attire is encouraged.