Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $40 worth of range balls, snacks, and golf lessons at Dietz Creek Golf Range in Williamston.
Dietz Creek Golf Range's fresh grass extends more than 300 yards into the bucolic Michigan plains, providing drivers with ample space and gifting chippers a separate area to practice their short game. Rent buckets in small ($5 for 40 balls), large ($7 for 70 balls), or extra-large ($10 for 100 balls) sizes and blast their dimpled contents into oblivion one by one. A real-grass tee box accommodates 5-woods that prefer a natural feel, but turf mats are available for the carbon-fiber clubs accustomed to the synthetic touch of cyborg balls. Additionally, fledgling golfers can redeem the value of this Groupon toward golf-club repairs or lessons, great for honing wobbly swings or straightening out a club that served time as a battering ram. Between swings, munch on a bag of chips ($1) or candy ($1), while sipping a soda ($1.50) or guzzling a Gatorade ($1.50).
Dietz Creek Golf Range
Dietz Creek Golf Range promotes on-course improvement with a multifaceted golf practice and service facility. Flush drives pierce the atmosphere above the course’s 300-yard driving range, where grass tees accommodate those who prefer a natural feel and turf mats cater to pacifistic 5-irons who consider divots barbaric. To fine-tune their short-game feel, players can chip balls at the short-game area or splash them out of the practice bunker. Inside, the darkened wonderland of Dietz’ Creek’s glo golf course invites guests to steer orbs across a black-lit circuit of rail-lined corridors teeming with obstacles including tricky ramps, a loopty loop, and swooping pterodactyls.
3700 E Grand River Ave.
Williamston, Michigan 48895