Golf in Babylon

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At Village Green Miniature Golf, dimpled orbs roll along two different 18-hole courses. As a reward for executing perfect putts and remembering the words to the Happy Birthday song during a friend's party, visitors can gorge on pizza, soda, and ice cream sandwiches.

974 Portion Rd
Ronkonkoma,
NY
US

Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.

233 Voice Rd
Carle Place,
NY
US

With sweeping views of Bethpage State Park Golf Course, the idyllic setting of the 2009 U.S. Golf Open Championship, Taste 99 at Carlyle on the Green matches its majestic surrounds with an ornate interior and a versatile menu of upscale American eats. Chef Phil Abshire updates classic steakhouse fare with exotic flavors and creative fish dishes, taking care to balance his tasty innovations with reverence to simple, expertly seared steaks. His culinary feats are enjoyed in a grandiose dining space marked by cream-colored walls, ceiling beams, and a portrait of the inventor of golf, Tiger Woods. When the sun decides to smile upon earth creatures, diners can plop into outdoor patio seating and sip a glass of wine from the restaurant’s extensive list.

99 Quaker Meeting House Rd
Farmingdale,
NY
US

Mike Reilly Golf Academy fine-tunes the complexities of each student's swing with private and group golf-instruction sessions designed to instill proper swing mechanics. Since 1994, founder and instructor Mike Reilly has been a member of the PGA of America, and his expertise has been tested in more than 60 professional events where Mike golfed alongside fellow pros such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

50 Nassau Road
Massapequa,
NY
US

PGA Master Pro Walter Ostroske—whose extensive resume of golf instruction includes penning the instructional tome Break 100 in 21 Days: A How-To Guide for the Weekend Golfer draws from more than 40 years of teaching experience to help golfletes rein in unreliable swings. In each 45-minute lesson, aspiring aces can pick Walter's argyle-plated brain while honing their skill sets that require the most work, such as learning how to smoothly splash balls out of the practice sand bunker, developing their putt-reading skills at the practice green, or discussing their emotional attachment to the mashie niblick at the driving range. With two private lessons, pupils can reinforce initial teachings, helping to further drive home any subtle adjustments made to their swing. Walter's hard-won nuggets of golf wisdom can hasten players' journey to straighter shots, lower scores, and more dispirited co-competitors regardless of age or experience.

2550 Clubhouse Road
Merrick,
NY
US

Sculpted into a landscape of fountains, streams, and waterfalls, the 18-hole miniature golf course at Station Sports is just is one of the attractions that entertains guests. Over at the wild west-themed paintball station, players showcase their marksmanship and quick-draw skills by firing off paintballs at moving and stationary targets. Baseballs are hurled between 30 and 90 mph inside five batting cages, while a cage for youngsters features whiffle balls flung at a more kid-friendly pace. Inside Sport Station’s arcade, pucks zip across air hockey tables, bowling balls tumble down lanes, and toes hastily tap on Dance Dance Revolution mats. To refuel after such fast-paced games, visitors can stop by the snack shack for popcorn, hot dogs, and ice cream.

25 Depot Rd
Huntington Station,
NY
US