Like Pin the Tail on the Sleeping Alligator, miniature golf is a game of patience, precision, and willingness to wade through hazardous sands and waters in the name of youthful glee. Tack on feats of skill to your weekend with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get two rounds of miniature golf and six tokens to the batting cage at Casey’s SportsWorld (up to an $18 value). Kids 4 and younger are admitted for free with an adult to mini golf; Groupon customers also receive 50% off of flag football, soccer, and kick ball Arena Adult leagues.
Casey’s SportsWorld’s facilities equip amateur athletes and families with indoor athletics from all walks of the gaming world. Families and solo club swingers traverse the club’s incandescent golf course, notable for its riotous obstacles, such as a neon-pink Volkswagen half-buried under layers of turf and a water-hazard made of flat turf. Batting cages equally induce excitement, offering all the thrills of full-scale sports such as football and full-contact quilt needling. Soon-to-be sluggers step into the cages to match wits with a mechanical pitching machine raised on a diet of anger and showings of The Natural, taking six opportunities with 14 balls each to hit steel-wire-stopped home runs to the delight of dazzled onlookers.
At Casey's SportsWorld, the owners stripped down the ice from an outdoor hockey rink, replaced it with multipurpose, artificial turf, and retained the oval's lights and bleachers to create an outdoor arena that hosts games of soccer, flag football, kickball, and monthly dodge-ball tournaments. Casey's baseball and softball batting cages differ from most in that players can swing for a 200-foot home-run fence while batting from one of three slow-pitch softball cages or seven baseball cages, which sling pitches as fast as 80 miles per hour and feature an arm-style mechanism that emulates human pitchers or talented robots with soup-ladle arms.
Designed to honor a legendary species named the Marsh-wiggle, Casey's SportsWorld's mini-golf course boasts its own brand of folklore. As guests attempt to sink testy putts or manipulate their opponents' scorecard, they can speculate about the origin of the Volkswagen Beetle that is half-embedded into the ground, which denizens of Casey's SportsWorld believe squished the last remaining Marsh-wiggle.