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(at Torza’s Golf Center)

 

150 Sebethe Dr
Cromwell, CT 06416-1032

(860) 632-1132

 

Par: 56

Cost: $5 for adults

 

Difficulty: 8                                                  

Creativity: 10                                               

Atmosphere: 9                                                

 

This course intrigued us right from the opening hole.  By the first tee there was an explanation of the two ways to play this course: Challenging Tees or Leisure Tees.  Of the 86 courses we had played prior to this one, we had seen only one other course try to take that approach, however it wasn’t done as well as this course executed it.  The basic premise is that there are two paths to try.  The “challenging” path is marked by a white arrow on the carpeting.  You have to pick which way you are going to play from the first hole and failure to follow the white arrow if you selected “challenging” is supposed to result in a one stroke penalty (though not everyone in the party must choose the same).  We didn’t get a chance to play the “leisure” tees, but we do have to say that the challenging tees are just that and the par for the course seems to be set for those tees as we both came in right around par.  The challenging tees did have several putts that you have to think about, however playing the course a few times will likely result in scores below par.   We also suspect that we would do very well had we played the leisure tees.  The idea itself is great as it allows all level of plays to enjoy the course in different ways.

 

The course itself is relatively new, and as such it is in very good shape.  The landscaping is well done and even late in the season (end of September) it showed signs of a lot of upkeep.  The holes themselves were also very creative.  In fact, it is one of the most creative “championship”-style courses we have ever reviewed.  There were many holes on this course where we stopped and said “we’ve never seen that before.”  Many of the other holes also had different takes on relatively common themes, and this resulted in an unique design.  If you like obstacles you might not like this course, but if you can enjoy creative designs in minigolf holes, then you’ll definitely want to stop by.  Also, the price is amazing considering it is a new course and that miniature golf prices are on the way up on many courses. 

 

When you do play the course, we do have a couple of words of warnings.  The carpet it rather thick, so it makes judging speed a bit difficult, especially if you are used to thinner carpeting on most courses.  Although the cups aren’t of the metal variety, they are very tricky and you will find yourself rimming out of at least one while you will.  One last piece of advice, on the “rough” and “sandtrap” carpets, the shots are very tricky because the texture of the carpeting is so much different.  Though don’t fret, none of this takes away from the great atmosphere of the courses and its uniqueness.  It’s a must play in Connecticut.

 

Reviewed by Pat, Mandy, and Putt

Reviewed in 2006

 

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Visitor Review #4 (2017)

 

Par: 56

Cost: $5 for adults

 

Difficulty: 6                                                  

Creativity: 6                                     

Atmosphere: 3                                                

 

Agree with the last reviewer - this course does show creativity in the layout of the holes but it has fallen into disrepair - seems to be an issue with most courses connected to a sports complex.

Reviewed by Glenda R

Reviewed in 2017

 

 

Visitor Review #3 (2013)

 

Par: 56

Cost: $5 for adults

 

Difficulty: 1                                                  

Creativity: 1                                     

Atmosphere: 1                                                

 

This course was wonderfully reviewed in 2006. HOWEVER, a visit there on 8/5/2013 showed that the course is in a badly run-down condition! Most of the running water that makes up the beauty of this course is in terrible disrepair! It is impossible to enjoy the course while looking at dried-up and scum-filled pools. The condition is obviously not a new occurance, and the owner has probably suffered the effect of a bad economy these past 5 years.

 

Reviewed by Rick Narus

Reviewed in 2013

 

 

Visitor Review #2 (2007)

 

Par: 56

Cost: $6 for adults

 

Difficulty: 9                                                  

Creativity: 9                                     

Atmosphere: 10                                              

 

Excellent minigolf venue that really does challenge the experienced player while giving the casual minigolf fan a fun experience.  Connected with a driving range and batting cages, the course is fairly easy to find. I played both the 'leisure' and 'challenging' course and didn't see a vast difference in difficulty.  However, the 'leisure'
course does offer a few opportunities to skip the more difficult shots and thus, have a better chance to reach par.  

The course is very well-kept.  When I played after dark, everyone in my group commented on the effectiveness of the lighting.  No shadows or unlit areas where you could stumble.  Parking is adequate but the rest room I was pointed to was located in a (noisy) bar that adjoins the property, which may be
problematic for visitors with children. Other than that one caveat, I highly recommend this course to all minigolf fans.  I intend to use it as a practice course to
sharpen my game, as it is more challenging - and interesting -than most.  I was able to lower my score by 6 strokes after playing the 'challenging' course just twice.  I look forward to playing it often.

 

Reviewed by Jim Sweeters

Reviewed in 2007

 

Visitor Review #1 (2007)

 

Par: 56

Cost: $5 for adults

 

Difficulty: 8                                                  

Creativity: 9                                     

Atmosphere: 9                                                

 

I played this course last night with my seven year old.  While it was quite difficult, it was not frustrating.  Instead, I found it quite challenging.  All of the holes were unlike I had ever seen.  Because it is new, the greens were in great shape, the stone borders were nice, and the grounds were clean.  My only complaint was that the water in the fountains and small ponds was dirty and smelly.  We live in Middletown and usually traveled to the Berlin courses.  I'm looking forward to bringing the rest of my family here from now on.  Great course!

 

 

Reviewed by Joe B.

Reviewed in 2007