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 $8 you get adult admission for two on Santa's Hayride plus a round of miniature golf on a Christmas Putt-Putt course (a $16 value) at 401 Par Golf Inc. on Fayetteville Road. After a round of negotiations moderated by their elf attorneys, 401 Par Golf Inc., The Holiday Light Store, and Santa Claus have agreed to join forces to provide Raleigh with a night of glowing celebration that boasts an old fashion hayride, a round of putt-putt golf, and sleigh-loads of Christmas decorations. Santa's Hayride takes romantic twosomes and platonic partners on a 30-minute joyride that travels through the golf course's terrain and around a lake, surveying the thousands of Christmas lights that bedeck the miniature golf arena. After sating eye-cravings for holiday wattage, both the naughty and the nice are invited to a game of putt-putt on 401's Christmas course that creates the illusion of playing in the North Pole without the impossible obstacles of golf club-devouring snowmen and Mrs. Claus complaining to your parents about a broken window.
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.
5715 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603Get Directions