Golf is considered a gentleman's game because of its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Practice golf etiquette on a digital green with today's Groupon to Global Indoor Golf, located in the Marriott City Center. Choose from the following options:
• For $17, you get one hour of golf-simulator time (a $35 value).
• For $35, you get two hours of golf-simulator time (a $70 value).
• For $99, you get seven hours of golf-simulator time (a $225 value).
Global Indoor Golf defies the unknowable plans of nature by taking the experience of golf indoors, allowing players to practice their game on 66 faithfully recreated virtual courses. Up to eight chipping compatriots can step into the simulation room, where they can hit ball after ball into an immersive 14-foot screen. Infrared light waves capture the characteristics of each shot, virtually continuing the ball's flight on the screen and onto the greens. A solitary experienced golfer can play through 18 holes in about an hour because of the digital world's lack of walking and the removal of the 15th-hole scavenger hunt. Players can bring their own trusty clubs or borrow a set of TaylorMade R11s for the computerized links.
Technique-minded chippers will appreciate the data-feedback chart that follows each swing, giving useful information about shot characteristics and how to not clobber the digitized caddy on the follow-through. Order from the eerily realistic menu of food and drinks after or during the game, though these delicacies are not included in the Groupon.
Trees sway with the breeze alongside the fairways at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. A fierce wind whips off the Pacific Ocean, knocking drives off-course at Pebble Beach's famous 18th hole. At Golf Anytime, formerly known as Global Indoor Golf, players take on the signature challenges of 66 international golf courses without leaving the comfort of their hitting bay.
Instead, they queue up the course of their choice on the bay's control monitor and watch as the terrain takes shape on a 14-foot screen, with the slopes, swale, and likelihood for seismic activity accurately recreated via advanced computer technology. Using their own clubs, players hit golf balls off an artificial turf mat into the screen, where two 360-degree curtains of infrared light-wave technology capture the golf ball's flight information and spit back instant feedback on the shot's flight data. The entire experience—from choosing a dream course, to sipping on between-shot beers in the lounge-like setting, to screaming “fore” in binary code—does away with the hassles commonly associated with real golf, such as uncooperative weather, hefty greens fees, and difficulty attaining a tee time. Guests may also sate post-swing appetites via a full menu of food, snacks, and brews.
94% of 80 customers
“Great staff willing to help, I love this place.”
“Awesome fun! ”
“Had a good time.”
Marriott City Center
220 S State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111