Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with today’s Groupon to Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill in Lone Tree. Choose between the following options:
- For $38, you get a golf-and-grill-fare package (an $80 total value), which includes:
- Two hours of golf-simulator time (a $30 value/hour)
- A $20 fare-and-drink credit
- For $10, you get $20 worth of grill fare, drinks, or golf-simulator time.<p>
Golfers must provide their own set of clubs or rent a set from the lounge for $10. Clubs may be shared among groups.
Between tee-offs on the digital fairways, Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill’s chipping clientele munch on upscale burgers and pizza culled from the menu and sip on frosty drinks poured from the bar. Flatbread crisps bask in a melty bath of peppers, mozzarella, smoked cheddar, and meat to form the Back 9 nachos ($6.99), and a golf-tee toothpick holds The Spaulding’s chuck-and-sirloin patty, caramelized onions, and sliced ham in place between two buns ($8.99). Eyes set on the rows of high-definition televisions that encircle the bar area, as patrons hoist slices of specialty pizza to their mouths ($12.99–$15.99), toasting to their favorite team’s score or favorite mascot’s fur-suit antics. Glasses of beers and cocktails ripple from the clack of balls on the pool table, while 12 soccer players do endless backflips in the foosball arena.
The lounge packs more than 50 world-famous golf courses in its set of PGA Tour Simulators. The panoramic 3-D graphics faithfully re-create fairways and lies, and a high-speed-camera system tracks important shot information, including spin, velocity, angle, and how far you threw the driver. One player can complete an 18-hole course in about an hour.
Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill
Lining up his shot, the golfer draws a breath and putts his ball down the last green on the legendary Jubilee Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. He checks the clock—all 18 holes in one hour. This would be impossible at the real St. Andrews between walking from hole to hole or fighting off the rabid venus flytraps that guard the greens, but in the PGA Tour simulator, it's par for the course. Visitors compete on more than 50 other championship courses from around the world with their own clubs or rented TaylorMade clubs, blasting golf balls toward the screens projecting the two simulators' immersive 3-D worlds. Along with 18-hole games, patrons can practice their drive on virtual ranges.
For nongolfers, the lounge stocks foosball and billiards tables, a skee ball machine, cornhole on the patio, and plenty of high-definition TVs to catch the latest sports. Card sharks can also show off their skills at weekly poker tournaments. Throughout all their events, Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill keeps patrons satiated with upscale food and beverage, such as burgers topped with sriracha mayo and a pound of wings doused in ghost-pepper sauce, which chefs summon during a séance.