Golf is so beloved because it combines two of humankind's favorite things--hitting stuff and driving on someone else's lawn. Play through with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for 18 holes of virtual golf for two players (a $40 value)
- $38 for 18 holes of virtual golf for four players (an $80 value)
Groups can take their pick from more than 40 courses before stepping onto the simulated links. The screen accurately recreates each swing they take. A full round for two players takes about two hours, and a full round for four players takes about three to four hours.
Go Chicago Golf
Though Go Chicago Golf’s virtual-golf simulator faithfully recreates more than 40 courses, many more were discontinued after release. Presented here is a sampling of these lost courses.
This simulation was particularly frustrating because of its fourth hole. As you tee off, you'll hear calls for help from a foursome that has been trapped beneath their overturned golf cart on a par-3 dogleg at an adjoining golf course. If you choose to rescue them in violation of the club's membership bylaws, you will be attacked by wave after wave of enraged groundskeepers. Long considered unwinnable, this golf course was originally designed as a test for presidential candidates and was only won once by a womanizing smooth-talker who reprogrammed the simulation to render his golf clubs as lightsabers.
Chemical Plant Country Club
Pretty much just the Chemical Plant level from Sonic 2 with a really nasty par 4.
Briefly included in the 2012 edition of the software, players said they’d enjoyed the course until they ran into a game-stopping bug: dogs. Dogs on the greens pointing to the holes. Dogs in the rough, giggling at your slices. Dogs stealing your ball right off the tee when you look away. Dogs driving the cart. You run to the virtual field house and there are dogs all over the place, sitting upright at the tables and manning the counters. You have to get out of here. But they're everywhere. And they smell your fear. You will never be rid of them. They will never stop coming.
Go Chicago Golf
At Go Chicago Golf, group and private indoor lessons are available year-round so students can hone their craft even in winter's foulest depths. Players take most of their lessons in front of a projection screen that simulates a sunny day out on the links. They can play their choice of 9 or 18 holes on a 100- or 300-yard practice course, or, if they fear spending another 20 years trapped in an arcade game, practice on the learning center's nonvirtual targets. Students can also use an onsite video-analysis room to objectively check their swings and postures.