Forced to cut its cultural budget or face a total loss of its nation's heritage, Scottish Parliament settled on miniaturizing golf—a fortunate last-minute substitute for miniaturizing kilts. Celebrate the Scots' pared-down pastime with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a family pass for two adults and two children (up to 15 years) good for one round of 18-hole miniature golf at Masters Mini Putt (a $32 value).
Masters Mini Putt's outdoor course pits short games against 18 challenging holes in the style of a traditional miniature golf course. Families putt through well-maintained greens, each with a name alluding to its unique challenge and reputation during its former career as a miniature football stadium. Aim orb launches through an illuminated windmill's narrow tunnel, or navigate varying elevation down two turf steps to complete the drop-zone hole. A traditional swinging log waits above one of the greens, ready to start on a pendulum course to block dimpled orbs from reaching the hole just beyond. Masters' mini putt course winds around the shores of two large man-made ponds brimming with bull rushes, lily pads, and marine archaeology students. Victorious groups may retire to the snack shop, where the friendly staff doles out mounds of ice cream atop cones or cups.
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