First Tee of Connecticut Family Play
Karl Krapek Family Learning Links
55 Golf Club Road, Cromwell
Wednesday, May 20 – Sunday, June 21

OPEN to all past, existing and future First Tee families & participants at no charge. Note: only family members from the same household may play together. Adults are not required to play but are welcome to walk along with their children; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Concurrent with Phase 1 of reopening the state of Connecticut (and in lieu of our cancelled spring programming), First Tee will be opening the Karl Krapek Family Learning Links, a 4 hole golf course, for family play.
In the interest of safety and maximizing social distancing, we will be instituting a tee time system for ALL play. The course will be open on the following days & times, with tee times available every 15 minutes;

  • Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last tee time 6:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last tee time 6:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last tee time 6:00 p.m.)
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last tee time 3:00 p.m.)
  • Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (last tee time 11:00 a.m.)

To reserve a tee time please email or call (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. 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 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 of 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 (some families may be used to our Open Play policy on Sunday mornings during the golf season). If you do not make a tee time in advance you will be asked to leave.
    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.  This includes use of the Golf Ball EZ Lyft system to retrieve your ball on the green.

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.