Golf-club designers often consult aerospace engineers to fulfill dreams of experimental alloy drivers and converting the solar system into a nine-hole executive course. Take your game to the next frontier with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$20 for a Golfest package (a $50 total value)
- Two one-day tickets to Golfest (a $10 value each)
- $30 voucher for driving-range balls
$40 for a Golfest package (a $110 total value)
- Four one-day tickets to Golfest (a $10 value each)
- $70 voucher for driving-range balls
Golfest will be held February 9–10, beginning at 9 a.m. on both days, and all tickets included in the deal must be used on the same day. While the Groupon is valid only for one day of admission, it may be used on either day. The voucher for driving-range balls expires December 31, 2013.
An assemblage of great golf minds, entertainers, and players flock to Tampa Bay Downs’ golf-practice facility to regale clubbers during Golfest. Students of the game can listen intently as a 2012 North Florida PGA teacher of the year Matt Mitchell discusses the game’s finer points, or watch in awe as long-drive champion and trick-shot artist Mike Ziegler launches balls into the stratosphere or the beaks of unsuspecting pelicans. LPGA ace Brittany Lincicome will headline Saturday’s festivities, and Golf Channel's Win McMurray will take over for Sunday's festivities. During Golfest, visitors also can engage in the event’s surrounding activities, such as free lessons from PGA instructors, a million-dollar hole-in-one challenge, and a complimentary drawing to win two tickets to a practice round at golf's first major of the year, taking place in Georgia.
Although not open to the public during Golfest, Tampa Bay Downs’ 22-acre golf-practice facility fosters swing-honing practice with 45 Bermuda-grass hitting stalls. Linksmen can smooth out their corkscrew motions in quick sessions with a pony bucket (40 balls; a $5.50 value) or punish undisciplined irons with a high-octane practice furnished by a thoroughbred bucket (120 balls; an $11.50 value). Buckets can be redeemed until the end of 2013, and the range is fully lit for late-night sessions.
Tampa Bay Downs
At Tampa Bay Downs, thoroughbred horses burst through the starting gates, and spectators cheer for their picks and spend an afternoon living it up on amenity-rich premises. Visitors can wager on live and simulcast races, or wander into The Silks Poker Room and hunker down for a game of Texas Hold’em. The racetrack features numerous restaurants, grills, and bars as well as a fully lit, 22-acre golf-practice facility with all-Bermuda-grass hitting stations, chipping greens, and a covered range.