From afar, I thought I was seeing a Minecraft-inspired hole of miniature golf. Closer, I thought the inspiration may have been 3D Dot Game Heroes. No, the mini-golf hole made by a gentleman named Aaron Williamson was based on Super Mario Bros..

The hole is part of an arcade-themed mini-golf course on New York City's unusual and relatively remote Governors Island, a 90-acre landmass that sits in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan and Brooklyn but wasn't opened to the public until 2005. The course was created by a group called Figment and is open for all to play. The Mario course caught my eye, but you'll see other gaming-themed holes in the background of the video I shot (Figment's website has a nice breakdown of the best ones.)

If you're in the New York City area, I suggest you visit the island. It's a cool place to visit, if you're willing to bring or rent a bike. You'll have to take a ferry to get there, and it's only open on the weekend and only during the summer.

Super Mario Bros. As a Hole in a Miniature Golf CourseS

The first photo here is from the Governors Island website.

I took this second one from the island yesterday.

Super Mario Bros. As a Hole in a Miniature Golf CourseS