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One of America's biggest baseball stadiums has been transformed into a golf course

Yes, you read that right – a golf course inside a baseball stadium!

Fore right, left and down below.
Fore right, left and down below.
Image: Petco Park/Twitter

THERE WILL BE a different ballgame being played at San Diego’s Petco Park this weekend after the stadium was transformed into a 9-hole golf course.

In partnership with Callaway Golf, the San Diego Padres have launched ‘The Links at Petco Park’ which opens on Friday.

The 1,002 yard course features nine-uniquely themes holes, beginning with a putting green in the home dug-out. Players will then get the opportunity to hit tee shots from various points in the stadium onto the greens dotted around the field.

“San Diego is a premier golf destination and Callaway is a premier golf brand, so partnering on this event makes perfect sense,” Padres Vice President of Corporate and Event Revenue Jeremy Horowitz said.

“The opportunity to play golf inside a Major League ballpark does not come along every day. We are looking forward to working with Callaway to make this an unforgettable experience, and to seeing our partnership grow over the coming years.”

The Links will be open to the public for just three days with all 1,500 tee-times already booked out. It cost as much as $200 to play as part of a foursome, although Callaway clubs and balls are provided as well as refreshments before and after your round.

Petco Park opened in 2004 and has a capacity of 41,164. The ground has also hosted IRB Sevens tournaments but nothing quite like the event it’s staging this weekend.

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