Farmington Miniature Golf is beautifully landscaped with colorful flowers--if you lose your ball amid the blooms, you're supposed to go and ask for another one, rather than trampling the posies to save face. Each hole presents a new challenge--many have architectural obstacles including a lighthouse, a barn, a castle, a church and a windmill. The 17th hole, known as "The Waves," is the toughest, with a wavy green that presents problems for even the most seasoned miniature golfer. A bonus 19th hole gives you a shot at winning another free round.
Par for the course is 48, and while my husband, who used to play at Farmington Miniature Golf frequently years ago, scored a respectable six over par, my score for my first outing at the Farmington course was somewhat less respectable. Luckily, we hadn't made a wager. If you're in search of family fun that costs less than the price of a movie, Farmington Miniature Golf is a good bet... even if your putting is a little sub-par.
If you're visiting Connecticut in the fall, check the dates for Haunted Miniature Golf, when Farmington Miniature Golf is transformed into a spooky adventure.
What You Need to Know About Farmington Miniature Golf
Location: Farmington Miniature Golf is located at 1048 Farmington Avenue, which is also Route 4, in Farmington, Connecticut.
Directions: From Hartford, follow Route 84 West to exit 39 for Route 4 toward Farmington. The golf course is less than two miles on the right.
Hours: In season, the miniature golf course is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily, including holidays, weather permitting.
2012 Prices: Each round of golf costs $6 per person before 6 p.m. and $8 per person after 6 p.m. On weekdays before 6 p.m., play a second game for just $3 per person.
For More Information: Call Farmington Miniature Golf at 860-677-0118.