Urban Putt gears up for January launch in downtown San Jose

Urban Putt’s unique spin on minigolf will feature San Jose-specific sculptures, courses, and an event space.

An image of the construction of a building in San Jose, with trees and people walking.

Urban Putt is replacing the former Camera 12 Theater.

Photo by SJtoday staff

What do the San Jose Sharks, Quakes, and the Winchester Mystery House all have in common? They’re all uniquely San Jose. And they’re all going to be featured at the new downtown location of Urban Putt.

The “eater-tainment” space, originally planned to open December 2023, will take over 13,000 sqft of space in the former Camera 12 Cinemas building on South Second Street.

Representatives for Urban Putt indicate they’re working on bulking out their food and drink options, but are eyeing mid-January for its official launch.

Billed as a sort of minigolf-meets-Jules Verne-meets-Rube Goldberg-machine, the space features 18 holes — all with unique, kinetic sculptures modeled after various San Jose and California-themed attractions.

Along with courses themed after the Sharks + the Winchester Mystery House, there will also be a giant, underwater submarine with a periscope you use to line up your shot.

We’ll have more updates on the space in the future, and you can follow along with its progress on Urban Putt’s website.

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