A golf-training ground replete with an expansive driving range and a 36-hole miniature-golf course, Golf Center of Arlington helps golfletes foster control of dimpled orbs in both aerial and earthbound shots. Saunter up to the smooth, undulated surface of the putting course for a lesson in the kinetic dynamics of rolling spheres. The refreshing mist of seven waterfalls and the gentle burble of intervening canals provide an elysian setting for a fruitful bonding session between player, bearded alter ego, and putter (putters not provided).
Dramatic elevation changes, flowing creeks, and 2,000 rosebushes supply peeper-pleasing scenery to golfers as they traverse Stevens Park's recently renovated 18-hole golf course. One of The Golf Performance Institute of Dallas's professional instructors accompanies players through the first nine holes of their round, proffering helpful tips in real time, ranging from instruction on swing techniques to advice about course-management quandaries, such as when to hit driver, when to hit 3-wood, and how to motivate a lazy golf cart. After nine holes with their putt-putt pedagogue, solo golfers or divot-tearing duos take to the back nine on their own, where they summon recent on-course lessons to conquer testy holes such as the 519-yard, water-fortified, par 5 10th. Though trees and bunkers provide the bulk of the challenge throughout the round, the course makes deft use of the one narrow creek that winds throughout, forcing players to launch orbs over its burbling waters and trident-wielding mercaddies on 10 separate holes.
The driving range at DA’s Golf Learning Center sports more than 50 hitting stations—including 22 covered tees—each nestled on a lush plot of natural grass. Armed with a bottomless bucket of globular whackables, practice putters can shore up their short game, whittle wobbly wood strokes into steady drives, and prove that two balls hit in the exact same place trigger a wormhole to 15th-century Scotland. DA’s replenishes its range reservoirs annually with 60,000 high-quality golf balls, ensuring that every player is met with a cute, dimple-cheeked golf aid. Today’s deal also grants access to a practice putting green, two pitching greens, three greenside bunkers, and one fairway bunker.