Like performing dental work with a ballpoint pen or greeting your father-in-law, playing golf requires a steady hand and a wealth of patience. Brush up on your technique with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of all-access privileges from Missing Links Driving Range in Largo. Cards may be used across multiple visits and can apply to 18-hole mini golf, the grass area, batting cages, the driving range, and unlimited buckets of balls.
At Missing Links Driving Range, sportsfolk and families alike hone their sphere-swatting abilities in the facility's 20 ventilated, covered golf tees and three batting cages. Tote a large bucket of 110 balls ($10) out to one of the driving range's 37 total tees to perfect pummeling orbs or shore up short games on the two chipping greens or a 3,000-square-foot putting green. Test your steady-handed mettle with games of mini-golf over 18 holes of family-friendly, obstacle-laden terrain and tropical landscape themes, such as a lagoon, lighthouse, and waterfall. Batting cages invite baseball and softball players to take aim at 12 balls ($1) or an army of sentient grapefruit and to work on their hand-eye coordination to their heart's content. Missing Links keeps hours seven days a week, staying open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Missing Links Driving Range
Missing Links Driving Range beckons to serious athletes and fun-seeking families alike with three batting cages, a 37-hitting-stall driving range, an 18-hole miniature-golf course, and a golf school helmed by two PGA-certified pros. Pin-hunters can assume their stance in virtually any conditions at the driving range, as 20 of the hitting stalls are covered and the entire complex is lighted to cater to late-night practitioners or 9 irons with a knack for astronomy. Putt-putt posses can tap like trumpet players at dawn through a mini-golf course that features a lagoon, lighthouse, waterfalls, and other tropical-themed obstacles, or hone their game more meticulously with lessons from the expert instructors at Smith 'n Barber Golf School. Line drives, grounders, and fly balls carom off of whirring bats or oversize hot dogs inside Missing Links' three batting cages, where automated pitchers serve up both fast-flung baseballs and high-arching, slow-pitch softballs. After a long day of swatting spheres, guests can cool off with 24 flavors of soft serve and other subzero savories served at the onsite ice-cream parlor.
1201 E Bay Dr.
Largo, Florida 33771