About

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district, Urban Putt is the City’s first and only indoor miniature golf course. Urban Putt offers guests a fun, only-in-San Francisco experience with top-notch food and drinks, and a fantastical, high-tech 14-hole mini-golf course. More…

 

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Mini-Golf Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight (last tee-off at 11 p.m.)
Friday, 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. (last tee-off at 12:00 a.m.)
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. (last tee-off at 12:00 a.m.)
Sunday, 11 a.m. – midnight (last tee-off at 11 p.m.)

Price of Golf

Ages 0 to 5: Free
Ages 6-12: $8.00
Ages 13 and up: $12.00

Golf is first come, first served. Guests under 21 are not permitted on the mini-golf course after 8 p.m.

Restaurant Hours of Operation

Monday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Friday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, 5:00 to 11 p.m.
Sunday, 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Gift Certificates

Purchase a gift certificate for mini-golf, food, drink or all of the above here.
Purchase Urban Putt Gift Certificate

Parking

Mission-Bartlett Garage, 3255 21st St., between Mission and Bartlett Streets
Street parking is available, but scarce

Public Transportation

BART: 24th Street Station, at Mission and 24th
MUNI: 14 Mission, 12 Folsom-Pacific, 27 Bryant, 36 Teresita, 48 Quintara, 49 Van Ness-Mission, 67 Bernal Heights

Kickstarter Supporters

Back in December 2013, we launched a $50,000 Kickstarter campaign, which completed in January 2014. You can find a mega-list of our generous Kickstarter supporters here.
 

Steve Fox

CEO and Chief Greenskeeper

With more than 35 years hiring and overseeing teams both large and small, Steve Fox brings a great deal of in-the-trenches management experience to Urban Putt. A top publishing professional in San Francisco until stepping down as VP/Editorial Director of PCWorld in July 2012, Fox also held the positions of Editor in Chief at startup Affinity Labs (later acquired by Monster Worldwide), and Editor in Chief for InfoWorld. Other long-term stints include three years as Editorial Director of CNET, and Founding Editor of a 1996 startup, The Web magazine, which launched the popular Webby Awards. Prior to heading out west to San Francisco, Fox worked for Omni magazine as Managing Editor and also worked for Popular Mechanics. A native New Yorker, Fox graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in English. He and his wife, Leslie Crawford, began hosting highly successful miniature golf benefits in their house in 1993, which ultimately led to Fox’s decision to follow his heart and create Urban Putt. (For an alternate history of Fox’s involvement with miniature golf, see “The Secret History of Urban Putt.”)

 

Dan Carr

General Manager

Given his years pursuing a career in the notoriously difficult music business—during which he toured the world and recorded with many prominent artists—it seems only fitting that Dan Carr would spend much of his life in the restaurant and bar business. His position as a busser at world-renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., started him on a path that would lead him to waiting tables at San Francisco’s equally-famous Zuni Cafe, as well as bartending at various hipster-bars in the Mission district, and even owning a pub in New England. Prior to returning to the Bay Area in 2013 to oversee operations at Urban Putt, Carr spent several years in Portland, Oregon, where, as General Manager, he helped launch Trigger Restaurant, part of the prestigious Chef Stable Restaurant Group.

At Urban Putt, Carr oversees operations and staffing, with a focus on the front of house. He works with Chef Dane Boryta to make sure customers have a consistent and high-quality experience and is the main point of contact for vendors, staff, and all day-to-day business.

 

Dane Boryta

Chef

Growing up in the hospitality business, Dane Boryta learned from an early age how things worked in a restaurant. His parents owned and ran a bar and restaurant in the Berkshires, so Boryta learned not only how to be a great cook, but he also worked every position in the front of the house—from busser and waiter to host. In 1995, as Sous Chef at Bruno’s in San Francisco, Boryta had the pleasure of working under Chef James Ormsby. In 1997, he left Bruno’s to take on the challenge of French cuisine as Chef at Piaf’s, before moving on to master down-home American cooking at The North Star in 2000.

In 2001, Boryta and his wife, Elizabeth Ferro, moved back east to Northampton, MA to start their own restaurant, Circa, which was touted as the best restaurant in the five-college are from 2000-2006. After six years, Dane and Liz returned to San Francisco, where he accepted a position as Chef de Cuisine at Sens Restaurant in 2007. Shortly after opening, Boryta was promoted to Head Chef, a position he held for three and a half years. In 2011, Boryta, Ferro, and longtime friend Pete Gowdy launched the neighborhood favorite Bottle Cap in North Beach, serving organic comfort food and hand-crafted cocktails alongside live music. After almost three years they decided to move on, and Boryta shifted his focus to leading the kitchen at Urban Putt.

At Urban Putt, Boryta focuses on soulful, fresh American cuisine with international influences. He gives a contemporary feel to classics, with menu items like a Deep Dish Cornmeal Crust Pizza, including topping options like smoked turkey breast and cilantro pesto with mezzo secco cheese and caramelized onions, as well as artichoke and green olive pizza with fiscalini cheese. Other hearty menu items include classics like mac and cheese, a grass-fed burger, organic chicken meatballs, as well as soups and salads anchored in the idea of “tasty not fussy.”

 

Christopher Myers

Lead Designer

After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Chris Myers immersed himself in automotive technology, working at Amerigon to create prototype electric vehicles. A mechanical genius, Myers was head designer for Wild Planet Toys and has won more than 80 awards for toy design, including “Toy Line of the Year” from the Toy Industry Association for SpyGear. Along with Ann Mayoral, Myers helped create Urban Putt’s first demonstration project, the Golden Gate Parklet for Park(ing) Day. As Lead Designer, Chris is intimately involved in designing and building all of the signature golf holes and complex mechanisms that define Urban Putt.

 

Ann Mayoral

Project Manager

After many years as an aerospace engineer doing antisubmarine warfare work for the Department of Defense, Mayoral decided to follow her dream to become an industrial designer with a focus on toys. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2008 and began doing contract work for Mattel and other companies. After leaving Bossa Nova Robotics in 2012, she and Christopher Myers co-founded ArtBot Toys—a line of toys and workshops that allow kids to build working robots. At Urban Putt, Ann is in charge of coordinating the construction, functionality, and aesthetics that make up the miniature golf course.

 

Andrew Roth

Sound Designer

For nearly 20 years, San Francisco native Andrew Roth has been an active member of the Bay Area sound community, working on both popular commercial and smaller independent projects, including film, theme parks, television, radio, games, and everything in between. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1995 he began a long and fruitful relationship with the well-established San Francisco audio house Earwax Productions.

In 2001 he founded Natural Sounds, expanding his own post-production business as well as distributing a growing catalog of design soundscapes captured during his many world travels. Andrew’s work has been featured at Disneyland and Universal Studios; in games for Pixar; in Nickelodeon, History Channel and National Geographic Channel television specials; a Star Wars audio tour for The Smithsonian; science attractions in Kuwait and Florida; and on websites for NASA, The Lord of the Rings and The Beatles: Rock Band.

In addition to nature-based field recordings and post-production work, Andrew has increasingly focused his attention on site-based installations. Recent projects include recreating historical soundscapes for exhibits on The Barbary Coast and San Francisco’s Playland-at-the-Beach at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers and sonically complementing Larry Ellison’s Japanese artwork collection at the Asian Art Museum.