Golf is considered a gentleman's game because of its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Practice golf etiquette on a digital green with today's Groupon to Global Indoor Golf, located in the Marriott City Center. Choose from the following options:
• For $17, you get one hour of golf-simulator time (a $35 value).
• For $35, you get two hours of golf-simulator time (a $70 value).
• For $99, you get seven hours of golf-simulator time (a $225 value).
Global Indoor Golf defies the unknowable plans of nature by taking the experience of golf indoors, allowing players to practice their game on 66 faithfully recreated virtual courses. Up to eight chipping compatriots can step into the simulation room, where they can hit ball after ball into an immersive 14-foot screen. Infrared light waves capture the characteristics of each shot, virtually continuing the ball's flight on the screen and onto the greens. A solitary experienced golfer can play through 18 holes in about an hour because of the digital world's lack of walking and the removal of the 15th-hole scavenger hunt. Players can bring their own trusty clubs or borrow a set of TaylorMade R11s for the computerized links.
Technique-minded chippers will appreciate the data-feedback chart that follows each swing, giving useful information about shot characteristics and how to not clobber the digitized caddy on the follow-through. Order from the eerily realistic menu of food and drinks after or during the game, though these delicacies are not included in the Groupon.
Trees sway in the breeze alongside the fairways of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. A fierce wind whips off the Pacific Ocean at Pebble Beach's famous 18th hole. At Golf Anytime, players take on these challenges without having to leave the comfort of their own hitting bay.
The indoor golf facility, located in downtown Salt Lake City, relies on two full-swing golf simulators to re-create 67 championship golf courses and give players the opportunity to improve their games year-round. In addition to Pebble Beach and the courses along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, players can select from courses that include Torrey Pines, Pinehurst No. 2, and St. Andrews. They can also hone their swings on the driving range or in scoring zone simulator mode, as well as learn things like their swing speed and figure out why they slice or hook the ball.
The entire experience does away with the hassles commonly associated with real golf, such as uncooperative weather, lost golf balls, and pressure from other golfers to nudge the alligator off the hole. And with its full menu of food, snacks, and brews, Golf Anytime easily hosts groups for birthday parties, bachelor parties, and company meetings.
220 S State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111