Miniature golf was once the stronghold of miniature gophers that resided in rotating windmills and batted out incoming golf balls. Fully dominate this miniature sport with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a 10-game ticket for mini golf (up to a $37 value) at Adventure Landing in Gastonia.
Adventure Landing sports three different courses, each featuring luscious landscapes, unique themes, and challenges around every bend. Master a single green, or experience all three shades without leaving the grounds or hailing a golf cart. Mini-putt putters can share the passes with friends or conquer a course alone, saving the other rounds for future opportunities to scream "Fore!" at strangers before putting through the small-scale waterfalls, mountains, and tunnels.
Although snacks aren't included with this Groupon, hungry golfers can fend off fun fatigue by heading over to the nearby snack bar for a quick bite and sip, or temporarily immortalize magnificent golf shots by sculpting them in cotton candy. Adventure Landing's pay-as-you-play factory also provides a bevy of free, convenient parking, allowing mini-golfers to journey back to the regular-sized land with ease.
Adventure Landing offers its own deals at certain times of the week that may be better values than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Flashes of color appear between the mammoth limbs of giraffes and elephants. Shouts ring across emerald inclines and descents. Thriving with the constant, bustling life of a jungle, Adventure Landing fuels good-natured competition with a range of attractions. Putters work their way among the statues of jungle fauna that litter three distinct miniature-golf courses, sending colorful spheres careening through tunnels, sailing over bridges, and bouncing off impressed physicists. Electronic burbling drifts onto the courses from the arcade's 33 games, which stand alongside redemption machines promising lollipops, frisbees, dartboards, and stuffed animals. From there, guests chatter as they wander to seven batting cages, where baseballs and softballs sail toward the eager aluminum of bats at three different speeds to simulate the three pitchers in the major leagues. Between games, players feast on soft pretzels and a chorus of slurped Icees at the snack stand.