Since great aunts cannot resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands—defeating them once and for all. Drive dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a two-hour outing for up to four people on a virtual golf course plus snacks and a $15 golf ball card from Chelsea Piers (a $105 value). This 30-acre waterfront sports and leisure complex is home to fitness centers, rinks, courts, golf simulators, and heaps of healthy entertainment.
Golf, winter, and New York can finally be said in the same sentence with the state-of-the-art simulators at Chelsea Piers. You and up to three golf buddies can swing and slice your way through more than 50 championship courses over the course of your two-hour session. There are two simulators accommodating up to four players each, so pick up two Groupons and go with a bigger group. Since there is a limited amount of space, it’s important to book the simulators 24 to 48 hours in advance, just like the Holodeck, but with less chance of being murdered by Professor Moriarty. Walk-ins are welcome, but are subject to availability. While virtual golfing, you can chow down on chips and soda pop, giving you the game-changing opportunity to feast and drink while you drive. You’ll also get 15 percent off any purchase from Golf Academy, as well as a $15 golf-ball card good for the scenic driving range.
- 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
- Great value considering you're at a nice driving range in the middle of Manhattan hitting balls into the Hudson…I really love coming here at night. The view across the river is spectacular. – Pam Z., 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.
23rd St. & the Hudson River
New York, New York 10011Get Directions