Mini-golf is the only sport not invented by Nickelodeon in which children have a fair shot at beating grown-ups. Experience the great equalizer with today's deal: for $16, you get 10 rounds of mini-golf at Adventure Landing in Gastonia. Your Groupon gets you a 10-game ticket (worth $37) that's good toward 10 rounds of golf. If you don't use all 10 in one day, you can save them for next time, and there is no limit on the number of people that glom onto your Groupon. Bring a group of 10 eager Boy Scouts to earn their coveted hole-in-one merit badges, or go on five hot dates with five different dates on five separate dates.
Adventure Landing sports ample free parking and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Friday and Saturday, when it keeps the courses open until midnight for party-animal clubbers. There are three different courses; each of them features well-manicured Astroturf, luscious landscapes, and challenges around every bend. Master a single green or experience all three shades without leaving the grounds or hailing a golf cart. In between rounds, explore all that this fun, pay-as-you-play factory has to offer, including arcade games, batting cages, and more. When your group's perfectionist is spending way too much time reading the wind, slip off to the nearby snack bar for a quick bite or sip while you wait.
Amusement centers are a more active alternative to screen-heavy childhood hobbies such as text messaging, video games, and office temping. Get this Groupon to perfect your putts while bonding with fellow golfers during an uproarious outing of friendly competition and obnoxiously colored balls.