As golfers gain wisdom in their years, they set challenging goals such as shooting their age or learning to read putts through bifocal lenses. Bolster your golf senses with today's Groupon: for $21, you get three hours of unlimited access to the practice facilities at Cadillac Golf Ranch in Pineville (a $45 value).
Dimpled orbs take flight within the well-manicured bermuda-grass alleyways of Cadillac Golf Ranch's 60,000-square-foot driving range, the most prominent of its expansive array of swing-grooming facilities. Linksmen receive unlimited practice balls to use at the swing-honing field, which features both synthetic hitting mats unfurled underneath a rustic, heated shelter and real grass launch pads that purr in appreciation of artfully shaped divots. Practice sand traps emulate the testy lies of fairway bunkers, and the range also boasts more nettled hitting areas to fine-tune shots out of the rough.
Putt-putt protégés can smooth out chips and putts at the club's indoor and outdoor short-game facilities, or crush drives in their indoor hitting bays, where swing-analysis software breaks down each pendulous motion and video playback introduces golfers to a digital doppelganger soon to become their inferior. Back muscles weary from an intense practice session can convalesce on the overstuffed leather couches of the Ranch's lounge, which boasts two 55-inch TVs. Today's deal can be redeemed in one three-hour drive-a-thon or spread over separate one-hour increments.
Golf Depot's grass-hitting tees, covered and heated hitting bays, and lineup of expert instructors create a immersive environment in which to improve your game. Players can hone everything from their full swing, while emptying buckets onto the range, to their touch around the greens, possible in any kind of weather thanks to an indoor putting green. When practice by rote ceases to yield steady improvement, senior instructors Chris Hardman and Aaron Russell can take the reigns and pass on their extensive golf expertise through private and group lessons.