At Hackerz Indoor Golf Lounge, golfers swing across virtual replications of nine world-famous courses, all without worrying about inclement weather or other groups affecting the pace of play. One available course, Palm Desert Canyons, showcases stunning images of Bighorn Canyon and the rugged landscape that looms ominously in the distance. Golfers can challenge their skills by playing Long Island Black, a course that mimics Bethpage Black's narrow fairways, high roughs, and well-placed pop-up ads. In addition to its golf simulator, Hackerz also keeps a stock of rental clubs on hand for players in need.
At Broken Arrow Family Golf Center, golfers can practice the skills necessary to hoard pars and birdies out on an actual course. They can zero in on concerted solo practice—the crux of any good improvement regimen—on the driving range until the sun goes down or gently suggests that they can always come back tomorrow. Alternatively, they can gain new perspective on their swing via the indoor video-learning station. British PGA member and owner Brad Whalen stands at the ready to offer his two cents through lessons that help students reach their full potential.
Both of today's deal options apply during daily open play hours, which are split up into age-specific timeslots for kids five and under and kids 10 and under. Adults and non-walking infants always enter for free with a paying child—click here for complete details.
What makes your business stand out?
We never charge for parents or guardians. We offer a very clean and safe environment for children to play.
What inspired you to run this business?
To have a place for parents to take their children where they can indulge in the lost art of pretend play. It was important for me to be able to offer a play center that wasn't expensive for families. I wanted it to be somewhere parents could come on a whim and not have to plan it in advance because of money.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Children not wanting to leave, even if they've been here for two hours, is by far the best compliment. And of course, repeat customers. That always warms my heart.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Watching the children play creatively. They are fascinating little people. I hear some really funny stuff everyday. They have no limitations to their imaginations and it is amazing to see what they do with that.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Admission is good all day. Once you check in, you may leave and come back within the same day.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Regular admission for open play.
Pro Tip: We encourage child-parent interaction.
The Hard Rock Casino Oklahoma Golf Expo assembles top instructors and showcases the game’s newest gear and technology for a two-day event. As guests explore the carpeted fairway of the Sequoyah Ballroom, they pass a gauntlet of displays offering discounted equipment, gear and golf travel. A 100-foot hitting net allows golfers to demo new products and glean free swing advice from PGA instructors. The first 200 guests to arrive each day get a $10 free play voucher for casino games, and all attendees receive a free 2013 Golf Oklahoma Travel and Course Directory as well as a subscription to Golf Digest, a monthly bulletin detailing new recipes for preparing and eating golf clubs. Get an early start to your Friday night at the Hard Rock with our Happy Hour party from 4-6 featuring live music, drink specials, and giveaways.