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160 S Main St
Middleton, MA 01949-2451

 

Cost: $6 for adults, $10 to play both courses and $1 off if you play before noon.

Par- Mill Pond: 38, Stone Bridge: 42 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Other Activities: Driving Range, Ice Cream Parlor

 

Mill Pond course ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stone Bridge Course

Difficulty: 3 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Difficulty: 7

Creativity: 2 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Creativity: 2

Atmosphere: 7 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Atmosphere: 7

 

What you can expect from this mini-golf is an average course that's part of a decent sporting complex.The courses are nothing to write home about, but you will have an enjoyable time playing them, even with the minor drawbacks mentioned below.The best part of this course being in a complex is that there is a dairy next to it and it has some pretty amazing ice cream.The worst part of this course being in a complex is that there is a dairy next to it and when the wind changes directionsÖwell, you know what sorts of smells cows are famous for.

 

Now for a few more general comments that cover both the courses.The water on the course was set up to be a nice part of the course, but unfortunately some of the water wasnít running and most of it didnít look very appealing.A little bit of chlorine and a couple of passes with a pool-net and itíd be a much more appealing part of the course.Another downfall to this course is that is isnít very well lit at night.Some sections you practically putt blind.Occasionally the ball would find its way down a crack in the rocks or some other hazard and it was hard to retrieve it, especially when you canít see where youíre sticking your hand.It didnít happen often, but it was a bit aggravating when it did.The final general comment we have is that in some sections the carpet needs some replacement and the course doesnít make good use of pathways.For instance on one hole, you putted over a bridge, then walked over the same (creaky and soft in spots) bridge, instead of using a separate pathway.There was also very little room to stand off the green when you werenít putting.A good general comment about this course is that it had some of the nicest bathrooms Iíve ever seen at a mini-golf and most of the shrubbery was well-kept.

 

Now for some course specific comments.As you can see above, the Mill Pond course was the easier of the two.This is due to the shorter holes.Although it made play move along, the challenge wasnít really there.This would definitely be the better of the two courses if you are playing with younger children or are a real mini-golf novice.The Stone Bridge course featured longer holes with a few more obstacles such as rough and fake sand traps.It also had much tougher angles and slopes to it.Unfortunately, neither course had much in the way of creativity.It was your standard fare for a championship style course, and it lacked the details that make courses without obstacles, like Blue Fox Walk, stand out above the rest.

 

It may seem like our review was a little tough on the course, but when itís all said and done itís a course thatís definitely worth playing once or twice during the summer if you happen to be in the area.We had fun, which is the important part, but we just happen to be stingy reviewers thanks to some of the great courses weíve played.

 

Reviewed by Pat, Mandy, Ben, Joy and Putt

Reviewed in 2002 

 

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