The eZone entices players of all ages with more than 30,000 square feet of space for energetic group games. The majestic sport of WhirlyBall combines the tenets of bumper cars, hockey, and lacrosse in a brilliant amalgamation that was carelessly overlooked by Mother Nature. WhirlyBallers in the heat of combat must steer their WhirlyBug cars with one hand while simultaneously using a plastic scoop to fling a wiffle ball at an elevated goal. Groups of up to 10 people can zoom around the court for 30 minutes or can use two Groupons for a full hour of fast frenzy. First-time players might be surprised by the intensity and speed of the game, which thuds and whizzes its strapped-in participants on an electronic court. Each car sports a special steering mechanism that enables the driver to steer in any direction, maximizes control, and makes it easier to parallel park in absolute darkness.
Golf-O-Max's indoor golf centre tees up 10 golf simulators with dozens of virtual world-class golf courses, allowing for year-round play. Pregame, players can practice approach and chip shots and wallop with woods and irons on a simulated driving range that realistically captures speed, direction, trajectory, spin, and sportsmanlike conduct before a 10’x12’ screen. Trees and hazards come into play on the par 3 course, as wayward virtual balls follow the course's actual topography. Players can also narrow options with a choice of tee levels, wind speed, and green conditions on a choice of world-class courses, such as the PGA Tour–famed Castle Pines or Pebble Beach. Reverse and aerial views allow players realistic course sights, and the replay feature recaptures impressive shots and shots only a mother could love. During the summer period from May 1 through September 30, this deal is valid for either two rounds of play for a single player, or for one round of play for each of two players.
Within Back Nine HD Golf's 7,600-square-foot facility, golfers escape from icy conditions to enjoy a round amid the vivid fairway simulacra of one of the studio's nine HD golf simulators. Each simulator's panoply of data sensors coalesce to precisely project the trajectory of each shot, taking into account parameters such as club speed, launch angle, ball spin, ball nougaty center, and clubface angle. The simulators rely on 3-D modelling, satellite date, and crisp digital images to recreate more than a dozen world famous courses, letting golfers test their mettle among the coastal hillocks of Torrey Pines, the ominous heathers of Bethpage Black, or the heckling porpoises of Pebble Beach. Savoury chicken fingers ($5.95), beef hot dogs ($2.50), and pepperoni pizza ($3.50/slice) provide protein-packed sustenance throughout the round, and a vegetarian panini ($7.95) can be used to bribe herbivorous 9-irons into giving their best effort.
Spread across 270 historic acres, Knollwood Golf Course is a challenging 36-hole facility comprised of the Old Course set right alongside the New Course—both designed by well-regarded course superintendent Jack Harris in 1970 and 1990, respectively. Players can opt for a round on the Old Course or the New Course links and enjoy hole designs that embrace the natural Ancaster topography. Elevated tees and long, perplexing par 5 holes with ominous names such as Buried Treasure and Redemption lead to finely timed fairways that open up into stirring panoramas. The New Course entices advanced club swingers, and the Old Course's more accessible series of par 4 holes with large, accommodating greens is appealing for beginners.
Knollwood players don clean-cut golf attire and enjoy a golfer's paradise that has been open to the public since 1970 and keeps players happy with sprightly paced 10-minute tee times, on-site restaurants and beverage carts, and a "no-argue" rain cheque policy. The facility's proud groundskeepers maintain large, naturalized areas on the course intended to encourage the wildlife to thrive and occasionally join in on a game.
It’s difficult to look down the tree-lined fairway on the first hole at Camden Braes Golf & Country Club and envision what was there just four decades earlier. In the early 1970s, the Wolfram family began their labour of love to transform a flat expanse of cornfield into an 18-hole golf course, manually levelling cornstalks, picking rocks, planting trees, and chasing off the ghost of Kevin Costner’s little-league-baseball coach. The hard work paid off when the first golfer sent his tee shot screaming down the first fairway in 1976, opening up the player-friendly design that still welcomes golfers to traverse the 150-acre grounds. Filled with water hazards that bring to mind nearby Lake Ontario, and gently sloping terrain, golfers engage in careful club selection before making long drives down tree-lined fairways.
The course winds through the wooded countryside with fairways surrounded by dense foliage. After rounds, players can toast to the best putts at the clubhouse restaurant while admiring panoramic views of the surrounding greenery.
Links 4 Less bridges the gap between drop-in golfing and club membership. Card bearers can pack their clubs and set a tee-time with any of the club's participating golf courses, giving ample opportunities to test new drivers and spiraling golf cart stunts on different surfaces. Each course offers Links 4 Less members a discounted rate for both weekday and weekend rounds, as well as 9- and 18-hole challenges.