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 $20, you get a mini-golf package for two at Perche Creek (up to a $43.90 total value). The package includes:
• Two rounds of miniature golf (up to a $12 value)
• Two go-kart rides (up to a $13.90 value)
• Six batting-cage tokens (a $10 value)
• Two drinks (up to an $8 value)
Perche Creek cultivates a spread of family-friendly activities to entertain all ages with afternoon distractions. Duos compete putt-for-putt on an 18-hole miniature-golf course riddled with obstacles and designed to resemble the signature holes of famous golf courses and donuts. The go-kart slick track carries racers through six-minute rallies behind the wheel, seatbelts, and padded bumpers of a bantamweight car. Racers must be at least 54 inches tall to drive, though daredevils who miss the height requirement can ride in a double-seated kart with a full-size friend. Five baseball batting cages sling heaters from 45 to 85 mph, and three softball cages lob fast-pitch and slow-pitch balls, each trading 24 pitches for one token or one recitation of "Casey at the Bat." Bats and helmets facilitate safe swings at no extra charge. Players can cool off between competitions with a soda or beer from the snack bar while chatting with former foes.
Perche Creek Golf Club
The course at Perche Creek Golf Club is comprised of 18 par-3 holes that gently introduce beginners to the game while still challenging veterans with ample opportunities for short-game improvement. Nine ponds delineate the holes and loom large as players line up their attacks from the tee, ready to gulp down errant shots. The flat layout allows players to nail down their iron distances, a crucial ingredient for proper course management. On nice evenings, course superintendents turn on the front nine's area lights, making for easier night play without having to give an alien a Walkman in exchange for plutonium golf balls. Perche Creek's driving range gives players a variety of targets to attack from 50 hitting stations and 20 synthetic-grass mats, earning it a spot on Golf Range Magazine's list of the top 100 ranges in the nation. The club also encompasses an 18-hole miniature-golf course, which challenges players with curvy putting corridors flanked by rocks and water hazards.
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