While a whole-in-one is an unflattering feat involving eating an oatmeal-cream pie in one bite, a hole-in-one is much more desirable. Hone your golf skills to achieve the latter with today's deal: for $60, you get a beginners' Golf 101 lesson and a $50 ball card at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers (a $120 value).
Led by 12 teaching professionals, many with certification from the PGA or LPGA, Chelsea Piers’ Golf Academy invites aspiring Arnold Palmers to learn the sport within its 2,000-square-foot indoor training center, featuring a practice sand bunker, putting and chipping areas, and much more. The 90-minute Golf 101 group lesson starts with 30 minutes of classroom instruction followed by 60 minutes of hitting with instruction, designed to help beginners learn golf fundamentals. Classes are held on most Saturday and Sunday mornings, and ensure high levels of personal attention as orb-wallopers (re)learn how to play the game, sharpen their swing, or master the ancient art of golf-ball whispering.
The included $50 card gives golfers a chance to tee off with recently acquired tips in their back pocket—the credit nets 323 balls during non-peak time or 197 during peak time. See here for peak times and valley times. The range features 52 heated and weather-protected hitting stalls. There is also an automatic ball tee-up system, meaning no buckets, no bending over, and no falling in love with the robot.
- Forty-five Yelpers give The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers an average of four stars and seven Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars:
- A very relaxing atmosphere, hitting with the hudson river as your backdrop. The range features state of the art technology and provides stalls that are pretty much fully automated. – Justin L., Yelp, 1/23/11
- Nowhere else can you drive golfballs over the hudson river, with the backdrop set against upper New Jersey. – awiernik, Citysearch
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
As part of the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, located at the historic Chelsea Piers, the Golf Club perches over the same port that once welcomed ships into New York City. Now, golfers tee up in the driving range's 52 heated and weather-protected stalls, which overlook the glinting waters of the Hudson River. Automatic tee-up systems position balls for launch across the 200-yard, net-enclosed fairway. A putting green allows patrons to improve their short game, and two Full Swing simulators encourage them to take hacks in virtual environs, transporting them to famous courses across the country or fifth-grade birthday parties where they missed the piñata.
Children and adults alike can enlist in Golf Club at Chelsea Piers’ classes, which stratify students by experience level. The 12-member coaching staff includes PGA and LPGA professionals, and sessions take place in a 2,000-square-foot teaching facility.