While a whole-in-one is an unflattering feat involving eating an oatmeal cream pie in one bite, a hole-in-one is much more desirable. Hone your golf skills to achieve the latter with today's deal: for $35, you get a Golf 101 lesson and a $20 ball card at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers.
Golf 101 is a 90-minute group lesson consisting of 60 minutes of classroom instruction, followed by 30 minutes of hitting with instruction. It's designed to help beginners learn golf fundamentals, but it’s also a solid refresher to reacquaint a winterized stroke with the beloved game that pauses during the cold months out of respect for the elder gods. Check out the list of upcoming classes here, then call ahead to reserve a spot. Classes sport an impressive 10:1 student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring high levels of personal attention as you (re)learn how to play the game, sharpen your swing, or master the ancient art of golf-ball whispering.
The included $20 card gives you a chance to tee off with recently acquired tips in your back pocket and a set of keys that keeps poking your thigh in the front. The ball credit will net you 118 balls during non-peak time or 71 during peak time. See here for peak times and valley times. The range features 52 heated and weather-protected hitting stalls. There is also an automatic ball tee-up system, meaning no buckets, no bending over, and no falling in love with the robot (that's a rule, not a perk).
- Nowhere else can you drive golfballs over the hudson river, with the backdrop set against upper New Jersey...it's perfect inner city option to refine your swing, extend your drive, or to learn a new game altogether. – awiernik, Citysearch
- There couldnt [sic] be a more convient [sic] range, with the automatic tee-up. I like having the option of hitting from different levels also. Not only that but I took a few lessons and saw some great results! – Corky000, Citysearch
- The place has a great view since it's on the water - it's nice to get away from the city-scene without having to really leave the city. – Jenn T., Yelp
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
As part of the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, located at the historic Chelsea Piers, the Golf Club perches over the same port that once welcomed ships into New York City. Now, golfers tee up in the driving range's 52 heated and weather-protected stalls, which overlook the glinting waters of the Hudson River. Automatic tee-up systems position balls for launch across the 200-yard, net-enclosed fairway. A putting green allows patrons to improve their short game, and two Full Swing simulators encourage them to take hacks in virtual environs, transporting them to famous courses across the country or fifth-grade birthday parties where they missed the piñata.
Children and adults alike can enlist in Golf Club at Chelsea Piers’ classes, which stratify students by experience level. The coaching staff includes PGA and LPGA professionals, and sessions take place in a 2,000-square-foot teaching academy.