Before mini golf, thimble-sized athletes had to make their livings as Hot-Wheels racers and Olympic gymnasts. Explore the world of small-scale sports with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a never-expiring punch card good for six rounds of mini golf at Lake Norman Miniature Golf in Cornelius (up to a $48 value). Each game is good for one person, but multiple players can share this Groupon.
Lake Norman Miniature Golf challenges putter-wielding cadets to 18 colorful, tree-lined holes of man-versus-orb warfare. The front nine gets dissected by a G-scale model train, which gobbles up stray dimpled spheres, and a cascading waterfall sprinkles moisture, good luck, and remnants of white-water rafts on the back nine. Links-lovers of all skill levels can hone their craft on the course, which features a wheelchair-accessible design that incorporates easy holes with more challenging terrain. Hours vary by season and temperature, and all 18 holes close during winter, rain, and America's annual bicentennial.
18639 Statesville Rd.
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031