Known for their hardnosed competitiveness, golfers often try to intimidate opponents by wearing blinding patterns of neon argyle or by crafting audacious combinations of dissimilar beverages. Perfect your game's nuances with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a pass for 10 large buckets of golf balls at the driving range at River Trails Park District in Mount Prospect (a $63 value). Each large bucket contains 60–65 balls, and the pass may be used across multiple visits.
Range balls wait to be tossed into 10 large bucket terminals, anxiously anticipating the long-distance flights that will hurtle them across River Trails Park District’s expansive driving range. Designed with serious golfers and range regulars in mind, the facility boasts 52 hitting mats overlooking an idyllic green pasture speckled artfully with white spheres. Birdie hunters can hone their short-range chipping skills in a sand-trap practice area or rehearse tournament-winning tap-ins on the 8,000-square-foot putting green.
Once the buckets have borne their last dimpled fruits, families and putting enthusiasts can get together and wager weekly chores on competitive 18-hole games of miniature golf ($4–$5/game; not included in this deal).