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 $9, you get one round of miniature golf for two people at Putt'n Around Delray Beach (up to a $19.70 value).
Part miniature country club and part botanical garden, Putt'n Around Delray Beach weaves two outdoor 18-hole courses through a verdant jungle of more than 300 species of plants. In the Everglades course, coconut palm trees, flowers, and a tree autographed by past golfers provide shade for bronze statues of animals, such as manatees and alligators. Putt'n Around's ocean-themed course recreates a typical day of mini golfing at the beach, sporting crystal-clear waters and trick holes only visible with metal detectors. Putt'n Around adds more artwork every month and decorates the courses for holiday celebrations, erecting haunted trails for Halloween and replacing the green carpeting with tacky sweaters for Bill Cosby's birthday.
Putt'n Around also sells refreshments, ranging from crackers and peanuts to beer and wine, which a server will happily deliver to any hole on the course while golfers consult with their caddies as to how hard to bank the ball off any random wall.
Putt'n Around Delray Beach offers its own deals at certain times of the week that may be better values than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.