The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, like merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned in the head by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two all-day par-three golf passes and two medium buckets of range balls (includes about 90 golf balls each) at 401 Par Golf Inc., on Fayetteville Road, a $34 value.
At 401 Par Golf Inc., two players can enjoy a morning, afternoon, or evening of skillful swinging that’s more freeing than hammering away at an ankle-fastened ball and chain. Serving the Raleigh area for 40 years, 401 Par Golf provides a challenging yet accessible par-three course for experienced golfers as well as budding ball bashers. The tree-lined fairways and troll-patrolled roughs at 401 make for a top-notch space to practice your short game, while an included medium bucket of range balls gives visitors the opportunity to tweak their swing physics at the well-marked driving range.
Golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the well-groomed fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres mulligans. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by enjoyment you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. Grab a pal or unsworn enemy and go tee to tee at 401 Par Golf.
401 Par Golf Inc.
A staff of golf experts roams the grounds at 401 Par Golf Inc. ready to help beginners taking their first shot on the nine-hole par 3 course or seasoned veterans shoring up fundamentals on the lighted driving range. Head pro Mike Sullivan conducts lessons for any golfer committed to improvement, evaluating areas such as fitness, short game skills, and equipment before designing a lesson plan geared toward the player’s personal goals. Inside AA Golf Clubs, the onsite fitting and repair shop, Tom Miller fits golf clubs to each player’s body type and natural swing motion. After working up a sweat, players can head in for New Orleans-style snoballs and ice cream at Pelican’s – a better method for beating the heat than punching a thermometer.