On Our Radar: Larkin Links

The latest in charming Larkinville attractions happens to be just as engaging as it is visually appealing. Larkin Links, the new nano-sized golf course that now resides on the southeast end of Larkinville is one part golf course, one part art installation, one part history lesson, and one part Buffalo love letter.

The display doubles as a public art concept and a functional game for visitors to the neighborhood presented by Larkin Development Group. It’s complete with plenty of putters and golf balls, scorecards and pencils (in the mail box) and 11 artist designed holes that represent everything from Larkin Square scenes to historic Buffalo buildings and just plain old fun mini holes. Each hole comes with a much-appreciated explanation of what and why. Make sure to read before you play, as some holes have special instructions.

We won’t spoil the fun by giving too much detail about each hole, but we will warn you – this is worth a trip to Larkinville. If you’re in the neighborhood buying a bottle of local booze at Tommyrotter or grabbing brunch in the beer garden at Hydraulic Hearth, even better. We recommend making a date of it. But do beware, the course is harder than it looks.

The course is open for play through September 16 and is free to the public. Enjoy!

For more info about the course and it’s designers, visit the Larkin Links section of Larkin Square’s website.


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