Frequent golfing can improve several commonplace skills outside of the sport, such as using a 7-iron to chop wood or chipping brussels sprouts into the mouths of lazy children on the other side of a pond. Improve your golf game with today's Groupon, which offers you three options at Great Lakes Golf Center, located in Auburn Hills. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- For $20, you get a 30-minute private golf lesson from a PGA professional (a $45 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of golf balls for the indoor and outdoor driving ranges.
- For $5, you get $12 toward mini-golf.
A 2010 Best of Detroit winner in Hour Detroit for its indoor driving range, Great Lakes Golf Center claims to have the largest golf dome in the world, with 55 grass tees, a short game area, and an 18-hole mini-golf course. With a 30-minute private golf lesson from one of the center's PGA instructors, willing-to-learn wedgers can up the ante on their hole-conquering prowess. Those desiring distance can step up to the tee at the driving range, allowing for golf-orbs to be clobbered either inside the climate-controlled dome, which features a fully automated tee-reload system, or outside on the well-kempt driving range, with its 5,000-square-foot putting green and 15,000-square-foot short-game practice area. If you prefer golf in bite-sized increments, Great Lakes Golf Center's mini-golf course offers three 18-hole courses, with putters challenged to sink their shots despite the taunts from charming bridges and serene ponds.
Formerly known as Mulligan's Golf Center, Great Lakes Golf Center reopened in 2010 with new management, new hitting mats, and 75,000 Top-Flite range balls. Send a few of those glistening spheres to the upper reaches of the indoor driving range and let them burn up in the dome's stratosphere with today's Groupon to Great Lakes Golf Center.
Must be redeemed in one visit.
Great Lakes Sports and Adventure Camp
Working at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1994 World Cup are a few of the sporting events on camp director Shelly Watkins's resumé, which she draws on to run a summer camp for kids of all ages. A mother herself, she believes in giving each child individual attention, recognition, and respect, rewarding campers with high-fives and compliments for jobs well done. Together with assistant camp director Cortney Spiegel, she runs fun-packed day camps focused on arts, sports, field trips, and specialty programs. Professional counselors work with pintsize Pacinos in the Lights, Camera, Action class to make short films; kick off Nerf-themed sports events in the Nerf Extravaganza class; or venture out to bowling, movies, rollerblading, and laser tag during the Mega Adventure Field Trip. Shelly and her friendly crew also lead precamp and aftercamp activities for early-morning and evening supervision, and junior camp for campers aged 4¬–7 or 10-year-olds having their pre-preteen life crisis.