The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just like the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two large buckets of practice balls at John Wells Golf Driving Range in North Hollywood (a $20 value).
Peering out into the distant crags of the Verdugo Mountains, golfers pummel practice balls into the immense field of John Wells Golf Driving Range. With a canopy built above all 60 spacious hitting stalls, the range shelters golfers from the elements as they take aim at targets peppered throughout the 260-yard range, getting in reps with every wedge, iron, wood, and hard-hitting crowbar in their bag. Each large bucket grants patrons 120 quality practice balls with which to refine their swings, and the two buckets can be used in one marathon session or over two separate visits. The range is open until at least 9 p.m. all week long and features lights for late-night linksmen or putters with a passion for astronomy.
John Wells Golf Center
John Wells Golf Center's lighted driving range offers 60 spacious, canopy-covered hitting stalls that look out onto a range that stretches 260 yards into the distance. Yardage markers populate the field, letting players gauge the distance of each shot, and synthetic mats provide a smooth hitting surface so guests can leave their Persian rugs at home. The center offers lessons and clinics taught by a staff of five instructors anchored by Don Shauger, who trained two-time National Long Driving Champion John Marshall with methods he learned from Mike Austin, the golf renegade famous for hitting the game's longest drive ever—a 515-yard missile—at the age of 64. On select dates, the center offers free golf clinics for junior and adult beginners who purchase a bucket of range balls. Those looking to upgrade their golf gear or replace a wedge caught fraternizing with enemy irons can check into the discount pro shop, which offers name-brand apparel and equipment at as high as 50% off retail price.
11501 Strathern Street
North Hollywood, California 91605