Before miniature golf, mankind’s only uses for black lights were checking clothes for excess lint and warding off shadow puppets. Use light’s full potential with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a corporate holiday party for up to 15 at Putting Edge (up to a $112.50 value). Each corporate holiday party includes the following:
- One 18-hole round of glow-in-the-dark mini golf for the group
- A private event room for one hour
- An event host
Putting Edge’s phosphorescent indoor mini-golf course challenges the eyes, ears, and short-game prowess of all levels of players. The approximately two-hour corporate holiday party starts as coworkers congregate in the meeting room, where a dedicated event host greets guests. Partygoers then don glow bracelets before descending upon the 18-hole glow-in-the-dark course, which confronts club wielders with twists and turns amid an illuminated battleground populated by painted neon trees, glowing statues, and iridescent wildlife conservationists. Upbeat music channels players’ adrenalin as they expertly navigate their way through the incandescent irrigation routes and prove to competitors that their putting skills, like the bottom of Lake Michigan and Celine Dion’s hair, are untouchable.
After emerging from unscathed from the course’s black-lit critters, patrons regroup in the meeting room for an hour of celebrating work accomplishments from the past year and trust falls with a Santa impersonator. Though not included in this Groupon, buyers may contact Putting Edge for help coordinating catering or extended facility rental. Party planners may also add more guests in increments of five for $18.
Glowing monkeys scamper toward a neon waterfall, and a knight bearing a radiant yellow lance rides past a bright orange octopus emerging from the ocean. What appears to be a time-traveling session gone awry is really the evolving environment within Putting Edge’s indoor black-lit mini-golf course, which whisks players to deep seas, Aztec jungles, and medieval times. Since opening its original location in Canada, Putting Edge has now expanded to 16 North American locations, all of which invite guests onto its challenging 18-hole courses to seek victory over opponents and the forces that keep their teeth from not glowing as brightly as they could. Elsewhere, the facility houses private party rooms, concessions, and an arcade filled with gamer favorites such as air hockey.