3 Ram Island Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964
Par: 53 Other Activities: tennis court, game room, ice cream & food
The Whale’s Tale mini golf course “tells a story:” Once upon a time a friendly whale decided to vacation on Shelter Island. If you follow the 18 holes of the mini golf course you will be taking the same fun journey that led this friendly whale to our beautiful island.
The theme is a great idea, and the course is full of “friends” the Whale meets along the way, however, the “story” is not really told as you play the 18 holes. The friends along the course include a mermaid, a dolphin, and a penguin! Some positive points about the course include the music playing throughout, and the carpets are in fair shape. The course is well shaded, which was much appreciated on the hot, sunny day we played.
We did notice a couple things about the course that could use improvement. The landscape is very sandy and could use some more grass. Hole #14 has a bad design where it’s practically impossible to putt the ball into the hole that directs your ball down a chute. And even if you manage to get the ball into the chute it’s no guarantee the ball will go into the cup. The course does use rubber mats and metal cups, which are not ideal.
Overall this is an enjoyable course to play. If you’re vacationing on Shelter Island or near Greenport we would recommend checking out this course. It’s family friendly, and the kids on the course while we were there were having a great time.
Reviewed by Mandy, Sean & Duffer
Reviewed in 2013