350 Ashley Falls Rd
Canaan, CT 06018-2015
Wow, what a great course! This is a tournament style course, meaning no traditional mini golf obstacles, but it has lots of unique holes with curves, slopes, and water hazards. There are fountains and streams throughout the course, and this is integrated well with the holes. In least half the holes there is a possibility of going out of bounds into the water or putting into a hazard on the course. However, even for a beginner it is relatively easy to make a shot that keeps you out of these obstacles.
Overall the course is well landscaped and clean. There are no plants in the way of putting and no plant litter on the carpet. There is even plenty of space in between holes to wait. One change we would suggest is to replace the woodchips around the holes with stones. There were a few instances where woodchips were tracked onto the green, and stones would be more likely to stay in place. There was some wear in a couple mats. This was seen in places where water had pooled after a spring rain. Better drainage would certainly remedy this situation.
The difficulty rating is so low because the curves and slopes of the hole were generous in the placement of the ball. This made the course very satisfying to play. We would definitely recommend this course! It is a great round of mini golf for a good price.
Reviewed by Pat, Mandy and Putt
Reviewed in 2005
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