Pixar-Themed Mini-Golf Coming Downtown

Pixar movie-themed mini-golf is expected to come to Lower Manhattan this summer. 

The 18-hole putting course, featuring beloved Pixar characters, is planned to open in late July on the Pier A plaza, near Battery Place and West Street, an executive with the presenting production company told a Community Board 1 committee last month.

“When Pier A was presented to us it was just so absolutely perfect for us,” said Krista Robbins of Rockefeller Productions, the company behind Pixar Putt.

The course is traveling here after a year-long run in Australia where, Robbins told Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee, “people flocked to it.”

“It is so huge with millennials’ Pixar nostalgia,” she added.

Robbins said the course will occupy 5,400 square feet of the plaza, and discounts will be offered to families and to people living in unspecified zip codes. Robbins listed most public elementary and middle schools in Community Board 1 (P.S. 234 and P.S. 150 were the exceptions), as eligible “to come and do a free field trip” before the course opens to the public. Hours and the length of Pixar Putts stay at Pier A are yet to be confirmed.

Following the original posting of this story, a public relations spokesman for Rockefeller Productions, which has yet to officially announce Pixar Putt at Pier A, told the Trib that information provided to the committee has not been approved or confirmed and is premature to state as fact at this point. Asked about that lack of certainty, Nick Sbordone, a spokesman for the Battery Park City Authority, which is the permitting agency for Pier A, said, “Nothing has changed from our perspective. We still assume its going to happen.

“It should be great,” he added. “It looks like a lot of fun.