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Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf
Ranked #7 of 18 Fun & Games in Syracuse
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Owner description: Fairmount Glen has enjoyed over 65 years of bringing Syracuse Miniature Golf At Its Best.SM Dubbed the Augusta National of Miniature Golf by the Syracuse Sporting Times winner of the Y94FM Best of The Burbs and voted Best Miniature Golf Course in Syracuse year after year by the Syracuse New Times readers Fairmount Glen is one of the areas finest miniature golf courses.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited Fairmount Glen with my family on the evening of 4th of July - there was 6 of us total. It was pretty busy when we arrived - the older guy working the counter was very disinterested in being there, and very rude. We were there solely for a fun time, not for any sort of competition. We were joking about the guy giving us 2 balls of the same color when he quickly sniped at us, we are only allowed to have 4 people in a group as to not hold up play. However there was already a back log on the first hole, a group of 5 playing, and a group of 4 with 2 young kids waiting. We told him we will play with 6 and be quick when he sniped back that if someone complains we will have to break into 2 groups. We tried to reason with him telling him there is already huge wait, and we will play quick when he interrupted me saying rudely, "If someone complains you'll have to break apart".

Luckily for us no one showed up after us, although we had a 2-4 minute wait at every hole because of people in front of us. The course is nice with some old school holes, but eerily similar to the old Reese's Mini Golf in Auburn, NY.

Also, this place is not very ADA compliant. a lot of steps down to the course from the parking lot, most of the steps are crooked and tilted as well. No ramp or access for handicap or people that need assistance walking. Also, the tail end of the course (holes #16-18) aren't very well lit, and its hard to see the holes and the score card.

Would probably come back if someone else was working.

Thank UpstateNYer18
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a beautifully landscaped and well cared for mini golf course. There is a lot of shade so you can go even if it is hot. Everyone should try this at least once.

2  Thank Jill3399
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

First of all, Fairmount Glen is so gosh darn cute. Usually mini golf places get beaten to hell and the owners don't take care of them. This is not the case here. Every year they refurbish the grounds; everything is well-manicured and it's quaint and charming. The location -- set in a narrow glen with a stream running through it -- is very picturesque and a nice break from the usual commercial shopping strip just a couple of blocks up the street. It's pretty in the daytime, it's nice at night, and it's great for families, kids, and date night. This is more of an old-fashioned style miniature golf place, and you won't find batting cages and all that other craziness. It's mini golf, just mini golf, but so nostalgic and fun that you won't miss that other stuff. Since it's only open for a short time in season, go there -- it isn't summer without miniature golf at Fairmount Glen.

1  Thank NYDinette
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had so much fun here, it's a picturesque little mini golf place surrounded by foliage and water elements... definitely a nicely maintained little oasis. We enjoyed playing and keeping score- something neat that not many places do- they have little stands next to each hole for you to write your score down on, so you're not using someone's back or your hand as a writing surface.. definitely not a MUST but a very nice perk!! they have ice cream too- and one good thing is the hours they're open... open late!! loved it, will return. the guy that sold us our "tickets" was a smidge rude... maybe just tired?

Thank DaniSays
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

nice place to play, however if you have mobilty issues this is not the place for you. You have a large set of stairs you have to decend into the playing area. After that you are all set! it is well laid out and very pretty. Snacks and tables are available to relax on the grounds.

2  Thank KerrieCarr
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