Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: for $30, you get four rounds of mini golf, a super-size bucket of range balls, four lunches, and four ice creams at Green Valley Golf Range in Hanover Park (a $60 value).
Green Valley Golf Range hones the skills of casual putters and expert golfers alike with a versatile expanse of mini-golf holes, hitting stations, and putting greens. Groups of four can wend their way through the obstacle-laden mini-golf course, dodging lighthouse spires and pretending to be giants, as they attempt a hole-in-one on the last hole, which nets the golfer a free game. A super-size bucket of 200 balls perfects off-plane backswings on an ample driving range with 80 lighted hitting areas, 20 of which are heated and open year-round. Improve short games at the putting, chipping, and sand-trap areas before settling in for a quartet of lunches featuring Rosati’s pizza or hot dogs and four large soft-serve ice-cream cones. This Groupon can be used in a single visit, or spread across multiple afternoons of dimpled sphere striking.
Now in its 41st season, Green Valley Golf Range lowers handicaps with annually-replaced range balls and complimentary hot coffee to throw in opponents’ faces on the back nine. An on-site pro shop outfits golfers with equipment, custom club fittings, and instruction from PGA teaching professionals.
Green Valley Golf Range
Slice-prone swings and inconsistent putting strokes meet their demise at Green Valley Golf Range, where guests crush golf balls at an 80-station driving range and sends putts through a tricky mini-golf course. The range boasts towering lights and 20 covered, heated hitting stalls to furnish practice at night, during inclement weather, and through the eternal ice age of the future. The practice facility—which also encompasses a putting green, chipping area, and sand trap—replaces its golf balls every year, ensuring quality equipment for players' enjoyment. The practice facility also houses a virtual golf entertainment experience that allows golfers to play I-tee golf games in which they can compete on courses around the world.
A lighthouse, a pint-sized car, and other old-fashioned obstacles await players at the mini-golf course, a circuit best conquered with laser-like focus attained with the help of Green Valley's complimentary coffee. Clubbers can replenish energy stores zapped after a long day of practice or bench-pressing their driver with a soft-serve ice-cream cone, a slice of Rosati's pizza, or a hot dog, all of which are sold in the Green Valley Ice Cream Shoppe. Adult libations including beer and wine are also available while big-screen TVs broadcast the latest sporting events.
26w101 Lake St.
Hanover Park, Illinois 60133Get Directions