The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $50, you get three hours in a golf simulator and $15 worth of pub fare and drinks (up to a $150 combined value) at LakeShore Links Indoor Golf on Lake Shore Blvd.
LakeShore Links Indoor Golf furnishes golf enthusiasts with the chance to play world-class courses rain or shine. The indoor golferie's nine high-definition golf simulators ($35–$45 per hour, depending on time and day) display a wall-sized image of each golf course that is a realistic, completely accurate representation of every hazard, bunker, tree, and renegade golf cart heading for the hills on courses such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, and Bay Hill. Push a button and take a mulligan, or pull a lever and get pie in the face from John Daly. Each 18-hole course takes about one hour per player to complete. LakeShore also offers swing-analysis cameras to perfect a wobbly whack. After a virtual round, golfers can refuel with hearty fairway fare such as sweet-potato fries ($6), a pound-heavy plate of wings ($10), chicken fingers ($10), or deli sandwiches ($10). Indoor golf is a great holiday gift for the special golfer or unspecial acquaintance who might like golf in your life. Parking is also available on-site.
LakeShore Links Indoor Golf
LakeShore Links Indoor Golf’s sleek, 8,000-square-foot facility helps golf swings avoid offseason rust with nine golf simulators and a duo of instructors that hold lessons year-round. Within the simulators, wall-sized, high-definition screens capture every blade of grass at 23 legendary courses, including Bay Hill and Pinehurst, and built-in video-swing-analysis cameras allow players to scrutinize their techniques, introducing them to a digital doppelgänger soon to be their inferior. Virtual rounds even grant stick-flickers the freedom to take a mulligan with the mere touch of a button, which instantly lets them replay their previous shot. LakeShore’s resident aces help groom games with everything from private lessons to junior development programs, and golf-simulator league play helps participants sharpen their competitive edge all year round. As golfers play through a circuit of fairway facsimiles, the club curbs appetites with a menu of very real light fare.