Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with today's Groupon to Takaya Golf Centre in North Vancouver. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get 5 regular buckets of driving range balls (a $32.50 value).
- For $25, you get 10 regular buckets of driving range balls (a $65 value).
A stately, two-tiered tower of hitting stalls rises over a verdant field peppered with targets at the peaceful Takaya Golf Centre driving range. Each regular bucket brims with 75 balls that willfully await their journey into the atmosphere, and floodlights illuminate the 78 hitting bays for nighttime practice. All but 20 of the stalls are covered to protect players from the elements as they launch power-draws onto the distant targets that populate the 270-yard range. Along with clearly marked yardage signs, the target field sports wide hoops at various distances to emulate greens and attract any alien spacecraft hovering nearby.
Though Takaya Golf Centre sometimes offers competing discounts online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Takaya Golf Centre
Wooden beams form rows of V-shaped pillars that prop up the ceilings on both floors of Takaya Golf Centre's two-tiered driving range, creating a visually compelling, rustic design. Surrounded by a dense forest, the 270-yard range boasts 78 hitting stalls, 58 of which are covered to protect players from the elements and rival golfers who hire a stealthy buffalo stampede to record surveillance. Along with clearly marked yardage signs, the target field sports wide hoops at various distances to emulate greens. After the sun sets over the opposite end of the westward-facing range, Takaya Golf Centre activates its stadium-style lighting to keep practice sessions alive and illuminate woodland creatures' late-night board-game sessions.
Four teaching professionals preside over the centre's practice complex, where they help players smooth out swings in group or private lessons. Those looking for more leisurely activities can putt across the centre's mini-golf course, lounge with a cup of coffee in the TV lounge, or build an indoor fort with the pro shop's selection of hats, tees, towels, and golf balls.