Ellington Library Minigolf Return to Novelty Page
93 Main St.
Ellington, CT 06029
Cost: $5 for adults
This was our second foray into a library minigolf course and we enjoyed this one a bit better than the first. This course was also developed by Library Mini Golf and a result it did suffer some of the same drawbacks as the first course we played. This course was much better themed and incorporated a wider variety of obstacles types. As each hole was sponsored by a local business they got to develop their hole and several of them were very creative. You can say it had everything including the kitchen sink since one creative hole had you putting into one. However, like the Naugatuck Library course, many of the holes were extremely long and require more whacking as hard as you can versus and sort of skilled putting.
The course was 21 holes long and while it was a little confusing at one point (they didn’t expect as many sponsors so the last few holes didn’t have the right numbers on them), they managed to use the entirety of the library space for the course. With the length of the course it was hard to keep your group together and the strength of the putts often meant a ball would go careening into the library stacks or out a break in the edging. The pars were set appropriately (with most being par 3 -5 like a “big” golf course) but there were a couple of chances for aces along the way. Given the cost and what it’s supporting it was worth the visit and we’d likely play it again if the event was held.
Reviewed by Pat, Mandy, Liz, Mal & Duffer
Reviewed in 2017
Course Pictures (click to enlarge)
Thought I had previously reviewed this library mini-golf but apparently forgot to save my review. Anyway, this is hands-down the best library mini-golf in the state. Expanded to 26 holes this year and is almost outgrowing the library. The staff of library mini golf said next year they are considering expanding to 27 holes and splitting them into 3 9 hole courses because the full course is becoming a bit too much for some of the very young players. Holes here are extremely creative - esp. the down the stairs hole - was decorated more simply this year but that actually added to the creativity. This event also has excellent food options. My only slight criticisms which slightly drop the atmosphere score are my usual frustration about the barriers not holding up through the whole day - although they did improve at this event - and that the sponsor for the last hole (26) packs up before the end of the event. The down the stairs hole is possibly a better option to end with.
Reviewed by Glenda R
Reviewed in 2020