Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon to Meadowridge Golf Course in Cedar Rapids. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get a nine-hole round of golf plus a cart rental for two (up to a $25 value).
- For $5, you get a round of mini golf for two adults (up to an $11 value).
- For $4, you get 100 range balls (up to an $8 value).
- For $4, you get a round of mini golf for two youths (ages 6–17) (a $9 value).
Meadowridge Golf Course's nine-hole par 3 course and expansive driving range appeal to club-wielding neophytes as well as veterans looking to improve their short game without getting blocked by an enormous clown mouth. Today's deal is valid for tee times for two at any time—though rates change after 10 a.m.—and includes a cart rental. Club swingers can also opt to visit Meadowridge's driving range and take advantage of 60 driving stations perched atop real grass and mats that gaze longingly onto the 320-yard expanse in front of them. Armed with a bucket of 100 balls, sphere-crushing patrons can bombard more than 25 targets, precisely place sand shots from the safety of a protected bunker, test putting skills on a four-degree, 24'x75' practice zone, and challenge other guests to golf-tee-juggling contests.
Meadowridge's miniature-golf course, hailed as "The Ridge" by regulars, presents 18 holes of putting challenges plagued by a variety of dog legs and hazards. Golfers ages 6 and up are welcome, as mini golf is one of the few sports a person can successfully play for a lifetime, and comes in handy for horror-movie auditions, weed whacking, and defending your home from a renegade windmill that can only be stopped by a properly timed ball that soars between the windmill's blades and lodges itself in its air intake pipe.
Meadowridge Golf Course sometimes offers discounts online, but this Groupon still provides the best deal.
6677 16th Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404Get Directions