At Adventure Landing, children frolic through six completely interactive indoor and outdoor attractions. The WOW! Factory surrounds visitors with more than 9,000 foam balls, which they load into cannons to blast at moving targets or into foam geysers to knock down hard-to-reach birthday balloons. They time each other in races down a three-story slide or while traversing webbed nets and bridges. Aerial antics continue at a ropes course suspended 18 feet about the ground, but guests can channel their energy into creative activities instead as they build stuffed animals at the Teddy Bear Factory. Outside, they compete through three themed mini golf courses, where shots and curse words shouted by lawn gnomes traverse 18 holes of tunnels, waterfalls, and small mountains. Adventure Land's staff regularly coordinates kid-friendly events such as a playground-wide Easter egg hunt, charity raffles, and fundraising events, or organize fully catered and decorated birthday parties.
Boasting approximately 78,000 square feet of domed sporting space, Doug Miller Family Sports Park is an ace facility for novice golfers and low handicappers. Warm up for an afternoon of indoor play on the dome's driving range, where a jumbo bucket of 105 balls helps sharpen swing mechanics while shaving strokes and unruly beards. After practicing, migrate to a private simulator room, where off-season golfers can select one of 16 popular U.S. courses to ensure proper short and long game tune-ups. Each simulator session can provide feedback and data on demand. Though not included in this Groupon, golfers may indulge in slices from the park's Salvatore's pizzeria while recapping score cards and plotting future fairway and mini-golf coups.
Timber Ridge Golf Club blooms with renewal as a result of the recently overhauled fairways and a renovated clubhouse to enhance golfers' experiences at this grassy sanctuary. Players brandish their clubs in the face of an 18-hole course that withholds its lengthy par 5s until the back nine, requiring precise control of distance and ability to adjust to fast greens on the front nine. New golf carts escort golfers across the emerald alleyways crisscrossed with freshly paved cart paths, but they lack the periscope necessary to continue the search into water hazards that contest shots on 10 of 18 holes. Players can feel out green speeds prior to their round on the practice green or prepare for the mind-altering experience of a hole-in-one during a solar eclipse with after-dusk swings on the lighted driving range.Course at a Glance:
The course at Brockport Golf Club strings together a cornucopia of holes that require golfers to adapt their game to a green that is at times hilly and flat, lengthy and less so. Wedges establish themselves as the most important components of the golf bag on the front nine, edging out the woods and remote-control air horns, as tight fairways often leave players scrambling to get up and down. Water is more frequent on this side, with a stream twice crossing the fairway of the third hole, a 507-yard par 5. After players make the turn, the course opens up considerably and becomes better suited to long hitters, who can finally unleash pent-up power by nailing their tee shots or returning the flagstick to the cup with a 100-yard javelin throw. Though the track requires skill with each club, the undulating greens place most pressure on the putter and spell doom for those players who three putt too often.
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Arrowhead Golf Course’s 18-hole track rubs shoulders with the banks of the Erie Canal, which players follow on a picturesque tour of flora and fauna. Richard Wholers built the course in 1976, and made up for the lack of available distance by keeping the bluegrass fairways narrow and the bentgrass-greens compact. In addition to the canal, which looms heavily on the mind throughout a round, golfers must also factor water hazards on 12 holes into their shot-making decisions and choice of location for talking about how dumb mermaids look. These aquatic pitfalls take the form of nine ponds and two creeks that snake their ways across the beryl-green grass.
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Foxbriar Golf Range's verdant grounds challenge all aspects of golfers' games with a variety of practice areas. Callaway range balls perch atop tees in the 4,000-square-foot grass tee area or on realistic range mats, with automated ball dispensers that allow players to practice at any time, day or night. A grassy putting green tunes up short games with challenging lies, and a sand trap helps golfers practice chip shots, wedge skills, and wrestling balls out of the claws of territorial crabs.New players and seasoned golfers looking to perfect their swings can up their game by taking lessons from Foxbriar’s on-staff PGA Professional, Mike Judy, who sports 30 years of mentoring experience. And kids’ or Lilliputians who want in on the fun can swing their clubs on the 18-hole miniature golf course, whose heather grass eschews kitschy obstacles for tricky, links-style layouts.