In an effort to capitalize on the success of mini golf, a group of entrepreneurs created mini-mini golf, which armed players with bent paper clips, BB pellets, and shotglass water hazards. Stick to the classics with today's Groupon: for $16, you get four rounds of miniature golf at World of Golf in Florence, Kentucky (up to a $32 value).
Springing forth from a $4.8 million renovation, World of Golf supplements its cutting-edge technology with experienced instructors and a first-class miniature-golf course. A panoply of pint-size designers from Harris Miniature Golf Courses devised World of Golf’s Kentucky-themed 18 holes to pay homage to the state’s colossal caves, Louisville sluggers, and Florence Y'all Water Tower, which adorns the 18th hole in small-scale replica. Across four leisurely jaunts, players can master avoiding the course’s myriad ball-deflectors, which include craggy rocks, gushing fountains, and a dual waterfall, which surges with the victorious tears of Lee Trevino.
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Led by _Golf Range_’s Top 50 Golf Instructor Ralph Landrum, World of Golf’s staff of game-improvement gurus help players lower their golf scores with an array of golf-related activities. Private lessons conducted inside a climate-controlled swing room allow students to launch golf balls out onto the range while four cameras capture bad habits such as flat takeaways or saying “um” too much during their follow-through. Afterward, players can use their instructor’s pointers to build muscle memory on the rest of the complex’s practice facilities, which include an outdoor range with 24 mat tees and two sets of grass tees, indoor hitting nets with eight stalls, and an indoor putting and chipping green.
As soon as golfers feel they’ve practiced enough, they put their newfound knowledge to the test on the executive 18-hole golf course, with 14 par 3s and four par 4s, or the miniature golf course. When weather renders either course unplayable, thwackers move indoors to the golf simulator, which recreates the look and feel of more than 50 courses or a hodgepodge of 18 famous holes but without the extremely long between-hole travel times. World of Golf keeps a busy schedule of lessons, classes, and leagues, all of which can be found on the calendar.