Forced to cut its cultural budget or face a total loss of its nation's heritage, Scottish Parliament settled on miniaturizing golf—a fortunate last-minute substitute for miniaturizing kilts. Celebrate the Scots' pared-down pastime with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a mini-golf and driving-range package for two, including a round of mini golf each (up to a $14 value), two 75-ball buckets for the driving range (a $20 value), and a pitcher of beer to split (a $17 value) at Target Golf Centre (up to a $51 total value).
Target Golf Centre incorporates professional course design elements into its mini golf and driving range layouts to ply every level of golfers' games. Incorporating mini sand traps, rocks, and curbed banks, the mini golf course challenges putt-putters amid well-groomed landscaping, a stream and pond, and weeping willows sobbing for a lack of arms needed to join in. At the driving range, high-visibility target greens recreate on-course training as a laser measurement system displays the exact yardage hit from each of 30 mat stations and 25 grass stations. With hitting options that include the driving range's putting green, chipping green, and sand bunker, short games sharpen, as does ball-blaming based on camaraderie. Shot-whackers later relax with a pitcher of beer on the patio, and can also replenish precious smack-talk nutrients at the on-site restaurant.
4870 Bank St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1G6