Golfers, like break-dancers, know they must continually hone their craft if they don't want their favorite club to lose its magic. Harness your sporty supernatural abilities with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a 30-minute private adult golf lesson at Downers Grove Golf Club (a $45 value), located on Haddow Avenue in Downers Grove.
Founded in 1892 as part of the Chicago Golf Club, Downers Grove Golf Club sates shillelagh swingers of all ages with its vibrant, rolling fairways and eye-fetching oak trees. Anchored by its PGTCA and USGTF-certified instructors, each private swing session grants aspiring thwackers expert personalized instruction on the club's 24-station driving range, short-game area, or 900-sq. foot clubhouse. Sporting an emphasis on the game's fundamentals, each one-on-one lesson includes a swing analysis designed to help students develop reliable and trusted club cadence while honing their grip, posture, and post-swing shade-tips.
Although not included with this Groupon, post-lesson guests can pacify parched palates with libations and refreshments at the course's comfortable clubhouse, replete with a gorgeous view of the links and two 42'' plasma TVs. Stocked with merchandise from Nike, Titleist, and Pinnacle, the Club's onsite pro shop boasts a wide selection of men's and women's apparel, accessories, and golf blooper reels with optional caddy commentary.
Miner Mike's Adventure Golf
As the cartoon mascot for Miner Mike's Adventure Golf, Miner Mike has a pretty good gig, as far as the mining industry goes. Rather than scrounging precious minerals from underground tunnels, Miner Mike spends his days in the sun on an 18-hole mini-golf course that blends natural beauty with man-made accents. Packing this range of scenery into a small area, the course winds through whimsically designed greens landscaped with rocks and logs, as well as a waterfall, a waterwheel, and an old mining cart affixed to a track. Before or after rounds, players can replenish at a concession stand that serves hot pretzels, nachos, pizza, and ice cream to cool down especially hot putters.
2420 Haddow Ave.
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515