Golf originated as a way of playing fetch with a pet lion that didn't require Roman emperors to yield their lion-taming truncheons. Employ some timeless leisure tactics with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a $20 Club Card good toward golf, mini golf, and batting cages at Otte Golf and Family Fun Center in Greenwood.
Otte Golf and Family Fun Center, which Golf Range Magazine named one of the Top 100 Ranges in the United States, lets guests pummel planetoids in an enormous, well-tended facility. Meander through the par-3 and par-4 executive golf course with gently rolling links that can be traversed in a three-hour round ($10–12 per person) or meticulously divoted during an all-you-can-play session ($15 per person). The 300-yard driving range houses more than stations with brightly lit, heated stalls that provide players cover while extracting the recipe for Coke from loyalist golf balls ($9 for 80 balls).
Explore a willow-shaded, flower-studded mini golf course ($5–$6 per person) replete with reflective pools and wooden bridges. For those who wallop globes with nary a cry of "fore," the pitching machines in nine batting cages eject a steady stream of balls at the speed of your choice ($1 for 20 pitches).
Otte Golf and Family Fun Center
Otte Golf and Family Fun Center is a perennial fixture in Golf Range Magazine’s list of the country’s Top 100 Golf Ranges. Its 300-yard driving range houses more than 50 stalls—guests can choose between grass and mat hitting surfaces—set under high-powered lights that keep the target greens illuminated at night. The range provides a venue for independent practice or preparation for rounds on the center's 18-hole executive course, a circuit of par-threes and fours that takes a convenient 2.5 hours to complete, which gives golfers more time to trick out the vintage golf carts in their garages.
A lighthouse stands sentry over the 18-hole miniature golf course, where guests advance through flowerbeds, willow trees, and tidy rows of shrubs and hedges. Those interested in striking balls that aren't placed on tees or the noses of their best friends can visit one of nine batting cages, where pitching machines dispense a steady stream of baseballs and softballs at various speeds.