Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor's statue garden. Control your projectile's path with today's Groupon for virtual golf at Players Club Golf in Santa Monica. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get two complete rounds of golf in the club's state-of-the-art simulator (a $60 total value).
- For $65, you get a one-month membership (a $125 value), including an initiation fee (an $89 value) and unlimited access to simulators, fitness gym, and lounge (a $214 total value).
Players Golf Club welcomes club-toting clientele with three state-of-the-art golf simulators capable of impersonating the emerald alleyways of 60 of the world's most famous courses. Armed with their own trusty clubs and real balls, players drive, chip, and bicycle-kick shots into screens that convincingly mimic the elysian vistas of Pebble Beach or the windswept heather of St. Andrews. The high-definition images pair with accurate ball-tracking features that allow players to view the beautiful arc of their green-seeking ballistics as they fall onto unsuspecting fairways and narrowly miss the covetous beaks of pixilated pigeons. The simulator spares duffers the time-intensive trouble of hoofing from shot to shot, allowing players to complete a whole round in a space-time-defying hour. Members can hone their swings in the virtual driving range, in which players can fine-tune their distance control by setting targets to specific yardages.
After players have quenched their thirsts for international play, they can bask in Players Club's BYOB lounge, which features poker or bumper pool. Members also gain access to a fitness studio, with everything required for individual and group workouts, as well as putting-, approach-, and chip-shot-practice areas. Groupon customers who renew their membership for a second month also receive a free one-hour lesson (a $95 value) from one of the club's pros, as well as a spool of argyle-embroidered floss.
Players Club Golf
Whether navigating Pebble Beach’s oceanside links or exploring the birthplace of golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, golfers know that a little rain can turn a trip of a lifetime into a water-logged disappointment. Players Club Golf removes sogginess from the equation; the center’s three full-screen golf simulators unlock instant access to more than 60 global courses without the hassles of commuting, fickle weather, and long round times. The facility smoothes the oft-difficult road toward better scores with practice configurations that allow players to immediately see a wealth of shot parameters on each swing, including launch angle, ball speed, and carry. The virtual driving range facilitates improvement through repetition and target practice, which also helps when trying to ring the doorbell of a neighbor across the street without getting off the couch.
When improvement reaches a plateau, players can enlist the expert instruction of teaching professional Brent Mann. Members also enjoy access to a facility gym stocked with $40,000 worth of equipment. Here, golfers improve their endurance on elliptical machines and strengthen postround handshake grips on a full complement of weight machines.