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 $5, you get two passes for 36 holes of mini golf at Papio Greens Golf Center in Papillion (up to an $11 value; children under 12 are $3.50 each).
Papio Greens Golf Center prepares both avid and occasional golfers for practice and play on a campus that holds an 18-hole par three course, a water driving range, and 36 holes of lighted mini golf. The mini golf course calls on club cohorts of all ages to pair down their golfing arsenal and trust in the putter, a club that outshines its steel and wooden brethren by performing its famed celebratory dance after sinking shots. With no need for a cart, caddy, or argyle knee-highs, putters must navigate wayward balls around course bends and past imposing obstacles. Papio Greens Golf Center's snack bar and lounge freshens palates parched from chasing balls through the time-travel wormhole cut under the 18th hole.
Papio Greens Golf Center
The 18 wide fairways at Papio Greens Golf Center stretch toward smooth, par 3 greens designed to be manageable and challenging for both beginner and advanced players. Groundskeepers and staff have styled the complex as a place where families can take to the links together. Young golfers can be found preparing for their upcoming junior-league tournaments on the facility's water driving range, and adult players await their tee time by rehearsing bunker chips on the nearby practice green. Certified instructors teach onsite clinics and private lessons that help beginners sharpen their swings and cut down on balls lost to the water hazards and intergalactic wormhole framing the course. Night or day, players can practice their putting beneath the lights that illuminate 36 holes of miniature golf.