Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two hours of play in an indoor golf simulator at Alaska Golf Shot in Wasilla (a $60 value).
Within Alaska Golf Shot's 4,300-square-foot studio, golfers sharpen their swings year-round with fast-paced play inside state-of-the-art golf simulators. The facility's simulators vividly replicate the fertile fairways of 61 global courses, letting golfers navigate the volcanic crags of Kapalua Golf Club's Village Course, the cavernous bunkers of Pinehurst No. 2, or the quicksand pot bunkers that haunt St. Andrews Jubilee Course. Players can also delve into the simulators' various practice modes, from conventional driving-range modes to games in which golfers take aim at clay pigeons or digital big game. Since the game play revolves around golfers striking real balls into immense screens, clients should provide their own set of clubs or pool noodles.