From left to right: Deb Munsell, Joe Contreras, Marquam George, Barbara Hegel, Ariel Rolfe, Suzanne McGee and Robin Gilchrist are part of a team of UAS students and faculty members constructing a hole for the second annual Hit the JACC Putt miniature golf course.
Story last updated at 12/16/2009 - 11:51 am
JUNEAU - Juneau will soon have the opportunity to travel "Around the World in 9 Holes" at the second annual Hit the JACC Putt miniature golf course. The course opens Dec. 19 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.
Each hole is built by a local artist or team of artists, based on the "Around the World" theme. One such hole is being sponsored by the UAS Construction Technology department through a collaboration of construction students and faculty members. The team has been working on the planning and construction of the hole in addition to their coursework.
Their hole will be centered around the English Channel with France on one side and England on the other. They plan to include famous landmarks such as London's Big Ben and Paris' Eiffel Tower and a number of other French and English obstacles.
The construct is built with wood provided by UAS and consists of nine squares measuring four feet by four feet. This makes for easy transport from the construction site at the UAS Technical Education Center to the JACC.
"Around the World in 9 Holes" will be open from noon to 9 p.m. from Dec. 19 to Dec. 30, with the exception of Christmas Day. Hours will be extended on Dec. 26 for Black Light Night from 9 p.m. to midnight. A Tee Party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 27, at which time golfers are invited to wear a funny hat and enjoy tea and crumpets. Tickets are available for $5 per person, $50 for a party of up to 15 and $100 per hour for private parties. For more information, visit http://www.jahc.org/ or call 586-2787.