Barnyard Swing – Cooperstown, NY

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Played on August 11, 2012
Reviewed by the Pink Putter

Rating

Birdie – This course was fun! It had a lot of variety between each hole. If you are ever in the area, this is the only course worth playing (see our review of Puttin’ Around if you’re that curious).

We played this course just outside of Cooperstown, NY on some down time during a friend’s wedding weekend in Upstate New York. It’s smartly adjacent to the Cooperstown Dreams Park (an apparent destination for young baseball teams from around the country) to capitalize on the town’s increasingly pathetic baseball tourism culture. But that didn’t stop us serious putters from giving it a whirl…

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View of the barn where we payed for our games. It also has ice cream, pottery classes, laser tag and a small gift shop.
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View at Hole 1.
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On this hole you shoot the ball up the center ramp and it comes out one of two pipes in the back.
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The down side to this course was the really tacky mannequins positioned periodically next to holes.
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18th hole- Free ice cream for a hole in one. This hole even had audio responses when the ball got in.

Pros
Clean
Well-maintained.
Fun play.
A little bit of farm-themed kitsch (perfect for Upstate NY).
Water features.

Cons
Terrible music played over the speakers.
Tacky mannequins!
Not the most challenging course.

Barnyard Swing website

Nerdy Notes:

  • 18 Holes, Par not listed
  • $6

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