Like rehearsing pickup lines on the family dog, practicing golf on a driving range prepares you for the real thing without having to worry about any passing judgment. Step up your game with today's Groupon: for $20, you get three hours of unlimited range and practice-facility access at Cadillac Golf Ranch in Pineville (a $45 value).
Cadillac Golf Ranch's 60,000-square-foot bermuda-grass range splays out from heated and covered synthetic tee mats, giving golfers ample space to practice their drives. Three hours of facility access grants players use of a fairway-bunker replica and makeshift rough area that fabricate tough landing spots for misdirected or erroneously dropkicked shots, as well as four outdoor putting approaches and three chipping holes to refine their short games.
The indoor facilities' hitting bays analyze swings with the digital omniscience of video software. Nine indoor cups and 600 square feet of grass-like carpeting perfect any conceivable putt, and a couch-strewn lounge crowned with two 55-inch flat-panel TVs offers respite following the all-access session.
Golf Depot's grass-hitting tees, covered and heated hitting bays, and lineup of expert instructors create a immersive environment in which to improve your game. Players can hone everything from their full swing, while emptying buckets onto the range, to their touch around the greens, possible in any kind of weather thanks to an indoor putting green. When practice by rote ceases to yield steady improvement, senior instructors Chris Hardman and Aaron Russell can take the reigns and pass on their extensive golf expertise through private and group lessons.