Golf, like performing dental work with a ballpoint pen or greeting your father-in-law, requires a steady hand and a wealth of patience. Brush up on your club technique with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two large buckets of range balls at Sunset Golf Center in Beaverton (an $18 value).
Celebrating its 20th year in the putt, drive, and chip industry, Sunset Golf Center provides a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment in which crack golfers and wily hackers alike can hone their games. The driving range houses swingers in 50 practice stalls, with 28 of those under cover so that rain, shine, or hang-gliders eating sunflower seeds can’t interrupt quality practice time. Manufactured by Fiberbuilt, tee mats provide the feel of a lush fairway so that spin and launch angle are not compromised. Meanwhile, fresh Nike golf balls are regularly cycled in and out, meaning that golfers will hit balls that slice when they’re supposed to slice, hook when they’re supposed to hook, and only strike caddies when they're spray-painting algorithms on your car.
Sunset Golf Center
Tall nets surround Sunset Golf Center’s driving range, their forgiving springiness easing wayward balls back toward the range's lush green. Here, golfers launch balls from the center’s 50 practice stalls, more than half of which are sheltered from the elements. Artificial-grass mats carpet each stall with blades soft enough to mimic real fairways but short enough to avoid attracting artificial cows, and across the grounds, a stone Statue of Liberty oversees play atop the 18-hole miniature-golf course. From his post at the center, golf instructor Sandy Sutherland helps both juniors and adults to hone their links prowess.
16251 SW Jenkins Rd.
Beaverton, Oregon 97006Get Directions