Much like a trip to Holland, an afternoon of mini golf is an easy way to find out if you're afraid of windmills. Discover more about yourself via putting with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a round of mini golf for four players (up to a $6 value each) at Chip's Clubhouse in Chardon (up to a $24 total value).
Chip's Clubhouse unfurls its 18 holes of manicured felt across an estate dotted by running water and attractive foliage. Club-wielding quartets can step onto the well-maintained par 40 course to determine who possesses the best knowledge of elementary physics. The sound of falling water at hole 12 helps golfers to look inward to the elusive 19th hole of the mind, while colorful greenery attracts wandering eyes and an audience of golf-clapping butterflies. The miniature links are open until 10 p.m. Sunday–Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday—with a complete lighting system enabling late-night putt-a-thons.
At night, Chip's Clubhouse looks like a glowing jungle. Massive trees hang over a labyrinth of outcroppings, crashing waterfalls, and sand traps. During the day, the mini-golf course reveals park-like terrain in a brighter light, highlighting its winding brick-lined path of putt-putt challenges. Players vie for the course par of 40, but will only succeed if they can manage to block out the distracting beauty of the nearby waterfalls and keep their golf ball from stopping midroll to smell the flowers nestled on the fringes.
214 5th Ave.
Chardon, Ohio 44024