Though the Scottish shepherds who invented golf liked it for its challenges, Scottish sheep liked it because it gave them ample time to nap in shepherds’ pickup trucks. Find your own reason to enjoy golf with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get a golf package at The Aqua Golf Driving Range in Pembroke Park (up to a $20 value). The package includes the following:
- Three buckets of driving-range balls, redeemable over multiple visits (an $18 value)
- One nonalcoholic drink (up to a $2 value)
- 20% off at the pro shop, for use the first day the Groupon is redeemed
Surrounded by The Aqua Golf Driving Range’s lush palms and tropical vibes, golfers stand at the breezy shoreline of a 20-acre lake and launch buoyant spheroids into the aquatic abyss. Distant buoys bob atop the tranquil waters, demarcating yardage and offering targets for golfers to attack aerially with short irons and subaquatically with argyle-emblazoned torpedoes. Thirty private hitting stalls ensconce emerald patches of synthetic turf, which ensures that players strike each shot from an immaculate lie. Once the filming site for the romantic comedy There’s Something About Mary, the range’s green canopy provides celebrity-caliber coverage from inclement weather, skin-scathing sunlight, and avian paparazzi. Cool off after the round with a water, soft drink, or electrolyte-rich libation of your choice, then head to the pro shop to dress up digits in new golf gloves or put underperforming long irons on notice with a new fairway wood.
The Aqua Golf Driving Range
After its cameo in the 1998 movie There's Something About Mary, The Aqua Golf Driving Range became famous, summoning visitors to hit golf balls into aqueous landing areas. Before the movie, however, the 20-acre lake turned state-of-the-art golf facility was a local legend for more than 50 years. Beginners can start down the road to becoming a master golfer under the expertise of onsite golf pros during lessons, which make an ideal gift. Under a long, doublewide canopy or in the sunshine, golfers can also hit golf balls onto floating greens or buoyant caddies. The range also has a pro shop and synthetic short-game center on dry land to practice chipping, putting, and taking off the golf-bag scuba tank needed for second shots at the range.