Because great aunts cannot resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands, defeating them once and for all. Drive dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's Groupon: for $17, you get nine holes of golf (up to a $30 value), cart rental (a $10 value; rental rates are per person), and a bucket of 90 driving-range balls (a $9 value) at the Callaway Golf Center (up to a $49 total value).
Located about a mile from the Strip, Callaway Golf Center boasts a beauteous par-3 course complete with PGA–quality greens and illuminated water features for year-round, all-day play. During a round of nine holes, golfers walk verdant fairways bound by lakes. Tee off before each of the par-3 holes that range from 110–185 yards in length. A trusty horseless golf carriage whisks golfers straight to their balls so they don't have to fling their putters from the tee.
Warm up iron pendulums on the two-tiered driving range, replete with 113 natural and synthetic range stations, five target greens, and three hard-working ground squirrels on collection duty. Today's deal lets golfers send 90 range balls soaring toward the Las Vegas Strip skyline, which looms beyond the range's farthest synthetic target green 275 yards away.
TaylorMade Golf Experience
Colorful flags flap in the wind across TaylorMade Golf Experience's 42-acre grounds, acting as target beacons for golfers as they crush golf balls at the two-tiered driving range or at the nine-hole, par 3 course. Nicknamed "The Approach," the layout earned its moniker with its immaculate greens. Ample lighting keeps the course playable at night as golfers hunt holes in one while dialing in shots from tee boxes stationed anywhere between 110 to 185 yards from the pin.
The distant high-rises of the Vegas Strip serve as a backdrop to the center's driving range, where golfers hone swings at one of 113 hitting bays that overlook five target greens. Former US Amateur Champion Eric Meeks—who also competed in the Masters, the British Open, and the US Open—acts as the director of instruction, presiding over a staff that offers outdoor lessons and swing analyses.