Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with today’s Groupon to Great Lakes Golf Center in Auburn Hills. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get an 18-hole round of miniature golf for up to four people (up to a $24 value).
- For $20, you get one hour of virtual golf for up to four people (a $40 value).<p>
Golfers can groom all facets of their game year-round at Great Lakes Golf Center’s three indoor and outdoor miniature-golf courses and indoor high-definition golf simulators. Beneath the curvaceous ceiling of the center’s immense dome, an 18-hole mountain-themed miniature-golf course snakes across the floor, showcasing a landscape of breaking putts and small ponds and streams that guard greens from invading windmills. Two additional 18-hole putt-putt labyrinths loom outdoors, enticing players with their sun-soaked emerald corridors on pleasant days. Within the expansive hitting stalls of the center’s high-definition golf simulators, vast screens reconstruct famous courses with crisp, high-resolution images. The simulators boast advanced ball-flight tracking sensors, ensuring that each flush drive, pinpoint approach, or aggressive foot-wedge flies as it would at the outdoor prototype of its digital doppelgangers.
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.