Humanity created golf and baseball as an excuse to strike white orbs, sublimating its desire to strike back at the moon for manipulating the tides. Exercise lunar aggressions with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of mini golf, driving range time, short course golf, and ballpark batting at the Severna Park Golf Center in Arnold.
The Severna Park Golf Center houses a variety of activities that let families fill an afternoon with belting balls. Adults ($7.25) and children (12 and under, $5.75) can precisely putt their way through the Lilliputian links winding around an eight-foot waterfall on the 18-hole mini-golf course. A par 27 nine-hole course gives full-sized chippers an opportunity to practice short game situations during abbreviated rounds ($12 on weekends, $10 Mon.—Thurs.). Dust off dormant drivers by launching buckets of dimpled orbs ($6 for 50 balls, $12 for 150) from the fresh hitting mats on the driving range. Fifteen of the 44 stations are covered and heated so that golfers can practice their backswing no matter how low the temperatures limbo this winter. The expansive fields also house ballpark-style batting for claustrophobic sluggers unable to find their swing in cramped cages or abandoned mine shafts. This variation of batting practice ($5.00 for 35 pitches, $12 for 105) mimics actual baseball, so hitters can call their shots and rush the mound if the pitching machine tries to hit them.
Although there are few reviews for Severna Park Golf Center, three Insider Pagers give it a three-star average:
- Our teenage sons enjoyed the 9 hole par 3 while learning to golf. They also attended a summer golf camp at the golf center. A great place for kids birthday parties. – kar r.
- Unlike some miniature golf courses I have visited recently, the obstacles at Severna Park Golf Center are fun and creative. – Mandy S.