Far from the Scottish moors of yore, today’s game of golf is one driven by the scientific resolve of golfing scientists who used to be mechanical engineers. Challenge their computer-generated golf modeling with some good old-fashioned practice swings at the historic Aqua Golf Driving Range in Pembroke Park, as seen in the movie There’s Something About Mary. For $10, you get $25 to put toward practice balls or lessons, plus 20% off merchandise at the retail shop the day you use your Groupon.
Instead of a finely mowed, lengthy lawn, the driving range at Aqua Golf is a vast lake with floating targets. Take aim at the miniature islands while trading ball-dropping grass thuds for aurally pleasing splashes. A covered tee area provides shelter from the sun, rain, and cursed gaze of overhead banshees as you blast balls into the watery beyond. A regular basket of 50–55 standard balls is $6, or you can add $1 per basket to upgrade from standard to premium balls. Swingers who enjoy both quantity and quality can pick up an XL basket of 85 premium balls for $9.50.
If you're not feeling quite at home on the range, put your Groupon toward a private lesson at the facility. A 30-minute lesson costs about $50. Under the guidance of a master, you'll learn how to better your stroke. With a keen eye, your instructor will detect tiny nuances that are throwing your swing off-kilter. With the other keen eye, your instructor will do some casual bird-watching. After spending some time polishing your game, drop by the onsite pro shop to pick up a few new golf gadgets and toys with your 20% Groupon discount.
Your Groupon is not valid for multi-basket discount pricing, such as the five for $22 offer and the 10 empty but stylish wicker baskets for $48.
The Miami Herald lists Aqua Golf Driving Range as a local gem:
- It's the one place where 'water' and 'hazard' don't go together. – Miami.com
- Great place to relieve some stress and practice your swing. – Muscles, Yahoo! Local
The Aqua Golf Driving Range
After its cameo in the 1998 movie There's Something About Mary, The Aqua Golf Driving Range became famous, summoning visitors to hit golf balls into aqueous landing areas. Before the movie, however, the 20-acre lake turned state-of-the-art golf facility was a local legend for more than 50 years. Beginners can start down the road to becoming a master golfer under the expertise of onsite golf pros during lessons, which make an ideal gift. Under a long, doublewide canopy or in the sunshine, golfers can also hit golf balls onto floating greens or buoyant caddies. The range also has a pro shop and synthetic short-game center on dry land to practice chipping, putting, and taking off the golf-bag scuba tank needed for second shots at the range.
2250 South Park Rd.
Pembroke Park, Florida 33009Get Directions