The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon: for $15, you get five rounds of miniature golf at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center (up to a $30 value).
RMU Island Sports Center, tucked away on Neville Island, immerses athletes in a wonderland of activities amid a 32-acre recreational facility that includes a scenic mini-golf course. Today's Groupon grants the option to choose up to five solo sessions or to share the five putt-putt rounds with other players. The 18-hole RMU Island Rapids Miniature Golf course playlands beam along the beautiful 'scapes of the Ohio River, where competitors often seek comic relief after errant strokes by tickling their watery reflection. Send miniature moons orbiting across the golfland's undulating terrain as two splashing waterfalls act as aqua obstacles to challenge spinning globes, and a scenic stream known to snatch up floating balls misleads golfers with its beauty. The family-friendly course’s regular hours of noon to 10 p.m. cater to all sunshine swingers and bats that happen to be able to swing a 9 iron.
The RMU Island Sports Center offers mini-golf play for $3 to children 5 and under, and discounted rates to seniors and ladies throughout the week.
Robert Morris University Island Sports Center
A sprawling, 32-acre sports metropolis set on the Ohio River’s Neville Island, RMU Island Sports Center’s multipurpose facilities encompass activities from ice-skating to miniature golf. An indoor, 42-tee driving range throughout most of the day, the 100-yard field and domed, 75-foot high ceilings of the Golf and Sports Dome house baseball, softball, kickball, and flag football events by night before hosting after-hours singles parties for terrestrial blue whales. Adjacent to the dome, clients can execute graceful pirouettes or high-speed slap shots at the skating rink, which offers hockey leagues and lessons, figure skating programs, and public skate sessions. To fully immerse themselves in the Center’s scenic location, guests can catch riverside breezes at the RMU Island Rapids Miniature Golf Course, where golfers must contend with subtle slopes, two waterfalls, and heckling barnacles as they steer orbs through the immaculate 18-hole putters park.
7600 Grand Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15225