Played on August 5, 2015
Reviewed by the Pink Putter
My dad lives in Easton, PA, which is the most eastern city in the state and nestled on the Delaware River. Just over the river lies Phillipsburg, NJ and Castlegate Mini Golf. At a mere ten minute drive, I was astonished I had never once heard of or played this place prior to the year 2015, but we soon discovered why.
Par – The verdict is in and in my opinion is that the best part of this course is its fun roadside sign. Like Manatawny Greens, Castlegate is another Harris-built miniature golf course, but this one is a bit generic. In fact, aside from the ice cream shop and a few personal touches like painted benches and a lighthouse, we found this course to be almost a carbon copy of Manatawny but lacking the allure of being brand new.
Large water feature and waterfall
Hole-in-one on the 18th wins you a free round
Course starting to show signs of age (turf, paint, dirt, etc.)
Plain design with nothing particularly unique
No nets to fish balls out of the water
Customer Service was a bit rude
- 18 holes, par 47
- handicapped accessible
- metal putters
- flags in holes
- ice cream parlor, restaurant and party room on premise
- Harris-designed course
- Adults, $7; ages 4 to 18, $6; 4 and younger, free. There also are discounts before 4 p.m. and half-price golf for seniors. Seniors also score food discounts.
- Mr. Tee’s Music Note – This course was blaring top 40 country which is one of my least favorite realms of “music”. If I never hear “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw or “Sun Daze” by Florida Georgia Line, it will be too soon. I didn’t link to either song because I have no interest in punishing anyone else.