First Tee – Connecticut Family Play
Karl Krapek Family Learning Links
55 Golf Club Road, Cromwell

OPEN ONLY to past and current First Tee families & participants at no charge.

Note: only family members from the same household may play together unless two families specifically request to play together. Adults are not required to play but are welcome to walk along with their children; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

First Tee – Connecticut will continue to make the Karl Krapek Family Learning Links, our 4 hole golf course, available for family play on weekends in 2021.

In the interest of safety and maximizing social distancing, we will continue to utilize a tee time system for ALL play. The course will be open on the following days & times, with tee times available every 15 minutes;

  • Saturdays 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (last tee time 5:00 p.m.) from April 24th through October 23rd. 
  • Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (last tee time 11:00 a.m.) from April 25th through October 24th. 

To reserve a tee time please email or call (860) 882-1660 (during business hours) no later than the day before you would like to play. Normal business hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please include the names of whom will be playing.

Golf Clubs

We encourage you to bring and use your own golf clubs but if you do need to borrow clubs, please indicate that when making your starting time, along with your child’s gender, height and whether they are lefty or righty, so we may have a set ready in advance. We have limited sets of adult clubs, so will not be able to accommodate adult requests.

Your tee time will be confirmed via email by a staff member, prior to your time. We reserve the right to slightly adjust your tee time request based on demand.

Procedures and guidelines for Family Play at the Learning Links (to maintain social distancing and ensure employee and family safety):

  • Walking only; we do not have push carts but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your tee time (if you arrive earlier, we may ask that you remain in your car).
  • At 15 minutes prior to tee time, please proceed to the practice putting green (to the immediate left of the building), where you will be greeted by a staff member, who will serve as the starter and go over guidelines for the course. You may putt on the putting green until the starter gives you the “green light” to head to Hole #1.
  • Please play the holes in order (#1 – #4) and maintain a reasonable pace. Each hole has three sets of tees (Blue, Orange & Green); please use the tee(s) where you and your family are most comfortable.
  • When you finish the round, please depart up the stairwell and to the left through the breezeway into the parking lot. Do not linger in the parking lot.
  • The practice facilities are CLOSED, and not available. In addition, our neighbors at TPC River Highlands are valued partners of First Tee – Connecticut but their practice facilities are NOT available to the public. Please do not jeopardize our partnership by wandering over to and/or using their practice areas.
  • You may not arrive to play without a tee time. If you do not make a tee time in advance you may be asked to leave.
1st Hole 2nd Hole 3rd Hole 4th Hole
Blue Tee 185 99 147 79
Orange Tee 146 80 130 65
Green Tee 116 58 109 75


Our ability to keep our facility open and offer golf opportunities for families depends on all of us adhering to these rules and guidelines.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation, have fun and enjoy some family time on The Learning Links!

We will follow all guidelines set forth by the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut State Golf Association to create a safe environment for all players.

Don’t have your own clubs?  We are happy to provide a junior set for use – just be sure to add that request (along with your child’s age, height and if they are right or left-handed) when you reserve your tee time.
Your child wants to play but you don’t play?  While all participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, you can just walk along while they play.
How long does it take to play?  We estimate that it should take about an hour to play four holes.  That means that you can get to and from the Karl Krapek Family Learning Links in Cromwell in just a few hours – no matter where you live or attend First Tee programs.