Expect the Unexpected: A Baseball Field Becomes a Golf Course

Multi-sport fields are nothing new. But a field that accommodates both baseball and golf?

In this case, the field they’ll share just happens to be home turf of the AAA Buffalo Bisons, and it’s located at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York. And from September 15-17, it will be transformed into a golf course. Sort of.

According to an article in the Buffalo News, “The Links at Coca-Cola Field” offers a nine-hole, par-27 course for golfers who aren’t, well, serious enough about their game to be offended by the built-in whimsy throughout the experience.

According to the news story, golfers who hit The Links will take swings from eight tee boxes located around the ballpark, including home plate and the right field party deck.

But wait. There’s more…

This year’s updated course includes three club-level shots as well as different pin placements. The course includes a one-hole putting challenge in the Bisons indoor batting cages.

Each hole will feature a theme, including “extras” such as crowd noise or unfavorable weather conditions. A new theme, the “double down” hole will dare golfers to bet on themselves allowing good shots to be scored better (pars as birdies and birdies as aces) but bad shots will be turned worse (bogeys become double bogeys and doubles become triples).

Putting Hole No. 8 will be the “Disco Ball” hole where golfers will hit neon balls through a green illuminated only by disco lights.

Mulligans are available at an additional cost, with proceeds going to the Buffalo Bisons Charitable Foundation.

In other words, this isn’t the Masters so pack your sense of humor along with your clubs.

A round of golf at The Links at Coca-Cola Field will cost $55 per golfer and include a special Links at Coca-Cola Field golf towel and cap, a logo OnCore golf ball, a post-round beverage, parking and two Bisons 2018 Opening Day tickets. A premium package, which will also include a limited edition Links at Coca-Cola Field shoe bag, is $85 per golfer.

Tee times are available online at LinksAtCocaColaField.com and at Bisons.com. Times available are from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 15; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. on Sept. 16; and 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 17.

And for those who are wondering when the Bisons have their next game – they don’t. At least not according to the schedule for Coca-Cola Field, which shows no regular season home games after late August.

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