Golf is often seen as a tedious activity in which liquored-up rich people hack at the ground with expensive poles. But mini golf, on the other hand, is for the people, and it's a beautiful thing. Now New Yorkers with an itch to knock colored spheroids around obstacles like windmills and subway cars can visit Shipwrecked in Brooklyn, a full 18-hole mini golf course that opened earlier this year.

Situated in a Red Hook warehouse, Shipwrecked boasts wildly theatrical golf holes, each with their own special theme. Golfers can use special tokens to activate additional lights, obstacles, and sounds including ghost holograms, photographer Sai Mokhtari reported back after a visit this week. "I absolutely love what they've managed to do with the space," Mokhtari said. "It feels like a secret little theme park."

The over-the-top whimsy makes sense, given that Shipwrecked's co-founders both have backgrounds in theater. The all-ages mini golf course should be a perfect air-conditioned activity for kids and adults alike looking to beat the heat, but be warned that you won't find any "beverage cart"—Shipwrecked is a dry establishment (for now?). They do have a small selection of snacks, however. (Update: The owners tell us, "We are making plans to attempt to acquire a beer/wine license for the evenings.")

Golf rounds range from $10 for kids to $14 for adults, and those special ghost-activation-tokens will cost you $5 a piece. (You can use an app to keep score as you play.) For those who just like to watch, $7 "spectator" tickets are also available, and there are a few arcade games in the space, as well. Shipwrecked plans to regularly host jugglers, singers, puppeteers, and magicians at the course in the future, so it's definitely geared towards kids at the moment.

Photo by Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist

Note: It's a little hard to find (look for the above pictured building). Shipwrecked is located at 621 Court Street near the corner of Bay Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn // Open Monday-Thursday, 12-9 p.m., Friday 12-11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. // Admission $5-14 // Website