Pandemic-Friendly Indoor Golf

While many of us are taking up new hobbies and looking for pandemic-friendly activities, the Essex Indoor Golf Center presents an appealing option. The facility, which opened on June 18, features six state-of-the-art aboutGolf simulators. The simulators allow players to choose from more than 70 golf courses around the world, and they can be customized depending on player skill levels from beginner to expert. There are even three mini golf course options, so kids can get in on the fun.


As the days get hotter and occasionally rainy, going on an indoor golf adventure doesn’t sound so bad—even if you have never played on a real course. Plus, snacks and beverages, including a selection of local beers, are available.


Owner Scott Harger recommends making a reservation online at, but walk-ins are welcome. All the simulators and playing spaces are sanitized between groups, and the tables are positioned to maintain effective social distancing.


Summer Rates (May – October)
Mon – Thur:  $30/hour (Essex Indoor Golf says to estimate one hour for each experienced golfer to complete 18 holes, and they recommend booking extra time if it is your first time playing.)
Fri/Sat/Holidays:  $35/hour


Winter Rates (November – April)
Mon – Thur:  $38/hour
Fri – Sun/Holidays:  $42/hour


Summer  (May – October):
Mon – Fri:  12:00 PM – 10:00 PM *
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
* Earlier times may be available upon request. Call 959-265-8979 for more information.


Winter (November – April)
Mon – Thurs: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri & Sat: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM


23 Saybrook Road (Suite 5) — just off Route 9, and next to the Essex Fire Department
Essex, CT 06426
(959) 265-8979
Note from Erica: Because I have NO idea about golf, I sent my friend Sam Dangremond over to check out Essex Indoor Golf and write this article. Thanks, Sam!
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