Hadley, MA 01035
Cost: $5.00 Other Activities: Driving Range
Though we did have a few small comments on this course, overall we enjoyed it and would play it again. We’ll start with our notes first. The biggest item we saw was that there were several holes where the bricks on the sides were loose and would move or flip over if you stepped on them. While this creates not only an inconsistent course, it is a safety consideration, especially for smaller children. We also noted that there wasn’t a clearly defined starting place, which makes deciding on how to play a hole a little difficult, but this is a more a concern of players who golf a lot and are more competitive than your average family. We are also not big into having the flags in the pin, but they are removable, so if you don’t like them just take them out before starting the hole. Our last point of improvement is on the bridge hole (16), where the wood and the bricks meet if not the best construction and leaves many in an awkward lie. It is especially tough for right-handers because there is a good change that your second shot will be taken from an extremely uncomfortable position.
The good, however, outweighs the bad on the course. The course has a very bucolic atmosphere, set amongst farmland (thankfully without that farmland stink). The carpeting is in very good condition and the landscaping is well maintained and does not interfere with play. While the course lacks many unique holes, it does feature a couple of different designs and the holes themselves are about average difficulty for all players. The scorecards are very cool, as they mimic an actual golf-course card, complete with handicap and hole length. In all, we highly suggest visiting this course, especially at the very reasonable price they charge.
Reviewed by: Pat, Mandy and Putt
Reviewed in: 2006
Course Pictures (click to enlarge)
This is the second year that we have visited this golf course. Last year they were in need of many cosmetic repairs. It was nice to see today that they have made many. The broken bricks have been replaced and glued into place. The broken benches have been replaced also. The one thing I did not like is that they moved the paying station and golf club retrieval spot further away from the miniature golf course and closer to the driving range. They have now opened a snack bar also. We have lots of fun here and find it to be a great place to take the children. There are many benches and several gazebos throughout the course for those long waits when the course is very busy.
Reviewed by: Laura Laker
Reviewed in: 2007