Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor's statue garden. Control your projectile's path with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a punch card for three large buckets of driving-range balls and a $10 voucher for grill fare and drinks at Tualatin Island Greens (up to a $43 total value).
Tualatin Island Greens’ driving range welcomes golfers with 43 synthetic hitting stations and a gamut of target flags stretching out into the distance. With each large bucket of range balls, duffers receive 110 dimpled orbs that willfully subject themselves to swing experiments and remain quiet during motivational speeches delivered to struggling irons. Along with plenty of real estate for Herculean drives, the range features target flags at 20, 30, and 40 yards to facilitate short-game practice or serve as the destination for balls hit out of the range’s practice sand trap. Aspiring aces can take refuge from the elements in one of the range’s 25 covered stalls or stay warm in one of 11 heated hitting bays, and the entire complex has lights for nighttime play, allowing golfers to finally attain that elusive moon tan.
Back muscles weary from blasting drives and giving piggyback rides to whiny golf bags can refresh over a selection of savory fare at Island Grill. The eatery's menu combines traditional standbys such as the philly steak sandwich ($8.95) and the BLT ($7.95) with spicier options, including steak tacos ($7.95) and cheese-covered burritos ($10.95), all amply washed down with crisp pours of fountain drinks ($1.95) or frosty beers ($4–$4.50).
Tualatin Island Greens’ rates fluctuate throughout the week. Though Tualatin Island Greens' sometimes offers discounts online, this Groupon is still the best offer around.
Tualatin Island Greens
Vibrant groves of trees and gardens provide a scenic backdrop for year-round driving range practice and miniature golf at Tualatin Island Greens. At the range, 43 synthetic hitting bays (including 25 covered and 12 heated stations) look out onto a vast field with plenty of real estate for Herculean drives and accuracy-testing target areas, including a green surrounded by a moat to keep area lawn gnomes from stealing the flagstick. The range also features target flags at 20, 30, and 40 yards to facilitate short-game practice or serve as the destination for balls hit out of the practice sand trap.
Water trickles over a tiny canyon of bedrock that runs alongside Tualatin Island Greens' mini-golf course. The 18-hole course is situated in the shade of towering pines that, paired with its well-manicured gardens, instill peace of mind as players read tricky slopes and avoid obstacles such as Lilliputian ponds, sand traps, and Olympic track hurdles. Golfers can improve their par-hunting prowess past sunset, as the entire complex has lights for nighttime use. Tualatin's Island Grill is also onsite to keep appetites at bay with burgers, chicken wings, and other savory fare.