What You'll Get
Virtual golf provides the convenience of sheltered game play without dodging dimpled missiles ricocheting off nearby walls or putting into occupied mouse holes. Protect brain buckets while sowing skill seedlings with today’s Groupon to Players Club Golf in Santa Monica. Choose between the following options:
- For $65, you get a one-month membership and a half-hour lesson with a golf pro (a $254 value).
- For $25, you get two hours on the golf simulator (a $50 value).
Players Club Golf’s indoor golf facility is open all week for clubbers to practice, play, and talk about golf without worrying about weather, daylight, time constraints, or pigeon eavesdropping. Your one-month membership grants a half-hour of professionally monitored coaching before turning you loose on green-screen greens. Members enjoy unlimited use of the full-screen Full Swing simulators. Send high-def spheres soaring across 60 courses from around the world, including the greens of Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines. And you'll play Torrey Pines faster than Tiger in '08 because simulators let you play 18 holes in under an hour (simulated caddies use simulated motorcycles with sidecars to drive you from shot to shot). Opt for the two-hour alternative to concentrate your digital play into a compact and highly portable package.
After you've quenched your thirst for international play, bask in Players Club's BYOB lounge, playing poker or bumper pool. The facility also has a fitness studio, with everything required for individual and group workouts, a 380-yard driving range, and putting, approach, and chip-shot practice areas.
- This is truly an amazing place. I have seen a tremendous improvement in my golf game since becoming a member eight months ago. The simulators are accurate; I play as good (or as bad!) on these machines as I do out on real courses. – John B., Yelp
- This place has 3 state of the art simulators that allow you to feel like you are really playing golf - OK, its not the real deal, but the setup allows me to really work on my swing. There is a driving range, chip and putt area, and you can download and play nearly 100 courses in HD. The sensors are super impressive. Its [sic] so much more. You can watch the game on the plasma screens, lunge [sic] on the couches between shots of a tournament with a group. You can bring your own beverage and food as well. – givesadamn, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required; subject to availability. New members only. Clubs not provided. Not valid with other offers. Golf simulator may be used across multiple visits and is non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.