Forced to cut its cultural budget or face a total loss of its nation's heritage, the 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 $12, you get four passes redeemable for 18 holes of mini golf at Richland Golf Center (up to a $24 value; games are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 15 and under).
Designed to be fun for kids and challenging for adults, Richland Golf Center’s Harris Cup Signature Garden Course tempts golfers with a refined take on miniature golf. Free of dilapidated windmills or gnashing clown mouths, the course trades tawdry decoration for traditional hazards including sand traps, water hazards, and out-of-bounds areas. Redeem four passes at once to fuel a good-natured family outing, or parcel them one at a time to hone skills for mini golf’s inclusion at the 2028 Olympics. Outings unfold across the course’s tranquil, unobtrusive landscaping, featuring ponds, fountains, and streams sprawling across the club’s verdant grounds. Home of Charlie Richardson, a PGA-certified professional, Richland Golf Center helps players improve all aspects of their game, with training facilities that include a 9-hole executive course, full-size driving range, short-game ranges, and golf-cart drag strip.
Richland Golf Center
Richland Golf Center summons clubbers of all stripes with its sprawling, multifaceted swing-honing facility and a staff of ace instructors. Revolving around a central pond, the nine-hole executive course helps players master their approaches with seven par 3s and two par 4s that ensure drivers won't start questioning their self-worth. Clients can groom their game in pressure-free sessions at the 40 all-grass hitting stalls of the driving range, at the 2-acre short-game area, or by enrolling in one many golf lesson options.
The center also encompasses an 18-hole mini-golf course, which eschews gimmicky clowns and windmills in favor of a calming layout with misting fountains and obstacles such as water hazards, bunkers, and out-of-bounds areas. Clients can pair renovated swings with brand-new clubs in the pro shop, which peddles gear from brands such as TaylorMade, Srixon, Cleveland, or enlist the center's experts to regrip their current clubs or replace driver shafts snapped during sand-trap pole-vaulting competitions.