Golf obstacles parallel life challenges and reinforce conventional wisdom that the only way to escape rough patches is through excessive clubbing. Power through virtual impediments with today’s Groupon to Stony Creek Golf Course in Oak Lawn. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one hour in a golf simulator for two (a $40 value). Each person gets one hour of course play.
- For $39, you get one hour in a golf simulator for four (an $80 value). Each person gets one hour of course play.<p>
Immense screens display the lush layouts of more than 30 of the world’s most iconic golf courses that can be played during any season in Stony Creek Golf Course’s indoor golf-course simulator. While playing with their own clubs, duffers can select the weather conditions to enjoy a sun-soaked round over the simulated waters of a coastal course in California or head to Scotland for a links-style round in the blustery wind and flailing kilts of fellow golfers. The simulators feature precise practice settings that track flight trajectory and respond differently to high-quality golf balls as opposed to unripe plums.
Stony Creek Golf Course
A stately, English Tudor–style clubhouse greets guests from its perch overlooking Stony Creek Golf Course, a 5,004-yard, par-65 fairway chain that connects over rolling, tree-lined terrain. A stone-lined creek forms a watery wishbone across the relatively short course, adding a scenic sense of continuity as golfers hit their way across eight par-3s, nine par-4s, and one 518-yard, par-5. The course shares its grassy hillocks with a fully lighted practice facility featuring a driving range—which offers the option of hitting from synthetic turf or real grass—and a miniature golf course occupied by fountains and waterfalls. After a day at the links, guests can unwind at the clubhouse bar and grill, where immense windows look over the course and a covered patio provides an area for spectating games of bean bags, horseshoes, or ping pong.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-65 course
- Length of 5,004 yards
- Course rating of 62.5
- Slope rating of 103
- Three sets of tee markers available