After the successes of miniature golf and regular golf, sports enthusiasts moved on to giant golf, a game in which oceans are water hazards, deserts are sand traps, and windmills are savage as usual. Stick to the short game with today's Groupon: for $5, you get 18 holes of miniature golf for two at River View Miniature Golf Course in St. Charles (up to an $11 value). Grandparents play for free with a regular paid admission of their grandchild on Thursdays.
The River View Miniature Golf Course unfurls its scenic views of the nearby Fox River for guests navigating the sea of naturally landscaped greens. An interactive babbling brook, waterfall, and sand traps all await golfers along the par 42 course, challenging putters with a multitude of geometric recalculations throughout their game. The siren songs of the course's windmill, lighthouse, and various bridges further complicate trajectories while sheltering the Lilliputian greenskeepers. Nine of the holes feature architectural sculpting that make them wheelchair accessible.
After August 21, River View Miniature Golf Course will reduce its hours of operation. Click here for a complete schedule.