Played on May 29, 2013
Reviewed by Mr. Tee
Over the river (Hudson) and through the woods (NYC) to (The Pink Putter’s) grandmother’s house we go. Travels and a wedding took us from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania to Long Island for a day trip. Our earlier attempt to play at Jones Beach was thwarted so we were hungry to sneak in a round of mini golf in between a long day of driving. After helping the Pink Putter’s grandmother set up her new seltzer (seltsa) maker, we were pointed to the Beth Page mini golf course. First time on Long Island for myself and what better way to take in the local flavor than in a game of mini golf.
Sandtrap – I kept going back and forth with my rating and eventually this course landed slightly below par. It came down to vibe and maintenance for me. The play wasn’t particularly bad but there were all sorts of elements that seemed shabby or not well considered. For starters, the putter grips were the stickiest and grossest we’ve encountered. As you’ll see in the pictures below, there were lots of things broken, in rough shape or just not fully functional that affected the play and experience. It’s easily a par course with a few minor repairs but is missing the elements and atmosphere to make it a next level experience.
Windmills and moving obstacles
Locally flavor (cow in Yankees jersey even if I don’t care for the Yankees)
Cups at each hole were abnormally large
Some holes didn’t function properly
- 18 holes. Par – Not Available
- 6 stroke limit
- Rubber covered putters
- $7 per round. Ground discounts available and check website for special discounts on particular days of the week.