The downtown lounge and golfery boasts six high-def golf simulators—massive windows that transport you into the scenic world of one of 16 top golf courses—along with a full menu of spectator fare in a fun and casual environment. During your retreat from the unmanicured greens of the everyday, you and your three closest friends or parolees will get four hours to play 18-hole golf on one of the course simulators; choose to use the lounge’s provided clubs, or bring your own for optimal swinging success (up to an $86 value). Shoot a fake round among the dramatic beauty of Pebble Beach or the lush tropical sights of Miami’s Blue Monster. When your ball touches the screen, the simulator picks it up and carries it to the exact locale on the virtual course—based on your sphere’s speed, height, and velocity—allowing you to show off, swagger, or cower in shame at your real-life abilities on the simulated greens.
The mere presence of a water hazard can make golfers second-guess themselves during the split-second swing that determines shot trajectory. The ability to master that challenge will determine players’ fate during rounds at Hilliard Lakes Golf Course, where ponds and streams come into play on 12 holes, crisscrossing fairways and protecting greens like bouncers at a salad bar. In addition to its aquatic obstacles, the 6,985-yard course is designed with towering tree lines, more than 60 sand traps, and large greens that make two putts far from routine. Rather than gathering counterintelligence by bribing sand-trap rakes, golfers can prepare for their rounds with a stint at the course’s 10-station driving range and practice putting green.
Golfdealz.net grants discounted greens fees for golfers looking to split fairways and sink putts at some of the state?s best golf courses. The pass offers multiple discounts at 26 participating courses, with bargains ranging from buy-one-round, get-one-free, to greens fees for four players for the price of three, to half off bedazzled rhinestones to glue onto golf gloves. Certain courses even offer special deals for tee times scheduled before noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Golfdealz.net's scorecard outlines each deal, helping players do the math as they plan a retirement fund for aging putters.
The soft pop of clubs connecting with golf balls drifts across The Range?s three locations. From heated, covered tee areas at the Boston Heights outpost, the spheres soar across bottle-green expanses towards laser-measured targets. Valley View?s 80 hitting stations provide ample room for mobs taking a break from chasing unnatural creations of science, and a mini-golf course sharpens putting skills. The outfit replaces the entire fleet of range balls each year, so golfers rarely tee up a misshapen sphere. Lights shine from above to allow nighttime repetitions, and bunkers and practice greens enable focused work on the short game. At a pro shop, steely bouquets of clubs from Callaway and Top Flite stand in corners, overseen by trainers and staff members.