When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a 30-minute golf lesson at Eaglequest – Calgary Dome (a $70 value).
The Eaglequest facilities at the Calgary Dome supply climate-controlled environs in which golfers of all levels swing their way to a better game. Under the protection of a roof and a leprechaun's blessing, club-sluggers spend 30-minutes of quality one-on-one time with a PGA-certified pro instructor. Like Mr. Miyagi in argyle pants, the golf guru offers wisdom on troublesome slices and teaches the metronomic features of flawless swings and putts through repetition and focus. After 30 minutes, golfers exit the Calgary Dome ready to hit the fairways and reduce their scores.
Eaglequest Golf oversees half a dozen courses and practice centres throughout Canada, including two driving ranges that have been named in Golf Range Magazine’s Top 100 Golf Ranges in America. These lauded stretches nestle alongside the 9-hole, par 27 course at Coquitlam and the 18-hole, par 65 layout at Coyote Creek, which also landed in the magazine’s Top 100 Golf Practice Centers and Learning Facilities in America. Near this award-winning pair, Eaglequest’s Nanaimo invites club swingers to traverse another 9-hole layout. Next door in Alberta, the Douglasdale Golf Course challenges them to work through 18 fairways while only swinging their clubs 60 times to make par—not counting whacks at rabid caddies.
Alberta is also home to the climate-controlled Eaglequest Golf Dome, where players hit as many range balls as they can during timed practice sessions. Nova Scotia hosts Eaglequest Grandview Golf & Country Club, where 18 wide, bluegrass fairways designed by Bill Robinson in 1988 unfurl in front of bent-grass greens, all updated by Robinson in 2007.