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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Put on your knickers and spikes and head toward the skyway. The sixth annual Skyway Open teed off Friday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis.

Now, this isn’t your standard putt-putt layout. Some of the holes are pretty tricky. WCCO-TV got a chance to try out the course.

Gallery: Skyway Open

Golfing indoors can present a few problems, but the Skyway open is as much about the scenery as your score.

“Well we have architects and design firms that volunteer their time and efforts to design these holes,” said Carrie Dahl.

This year’s theme, “City by Nature,” allows for designs ranging from traditional to the more unique.

“This look the most like a golf course of anything I’ve seen, so in theory I should be ok there,” said WCCO-TV’s Matt Brickman, who tried the course.

With the theme in mind, a lot of the designs are eco-friendly.

“People go for the greenest green so there’s a lot of creativity as far as recyclable, sustainable and green building,” Dahl said.

Others don’t have much to do with golf, but are just plain fun.

If you want to try the course yourself, it’s open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for family day.

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