Digital golf simulators free up carts for errand running and courses for medieval re-enactors' battles. Avoid Hole Nine's errant swords with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour golf-simulator practice session for up to four people (a $110 total value) at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, located at Pier 59, 18th Street and Hudson River Park. The package includes the following:
- Two hours in the golf simulator for up to four people (a $45/hour value)
- Golf-club rental for up to four people (a $5 value)
- One $15 ball card redeemable at the driving range on a future visit
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers offers links-loving metropolites a chance to swing their stuff within the clubhouse-like confines of a championship-course simulator. The Full Swing simulators track whacks and send a fictitious ball flying through one of 51 digitized real-world courses, from the stirring vistas of a mock Pebble Beach to the dreaded triple windmill of Kaptain Klown's Putt-Putt Circus. With a set of 10 Cleveland golf clubs provided, you and up to three chipping chums can while away two hours honing swings and practicing shouts of fore at nonexistent competitors. Additionally, pseudo-swingers will receive a $15 ball card for a future visit to the four-tier driving range, where pigeon-hating golfers strive to sink the most birdies.
The Mind Body Studio at The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
Relaxing and working out don't usually go hand-in-hand, but things aren't usual at The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers. As soon as visitors set foot in the Mind Body Studio, they're set at ease by a modern lounge area, which boasts sleek bamboo floors, exposed brick walls, and sprigs of verdant plants. Inside the workout space, classes such as yoga and the barre method emphasize the mind-body connection. The Nalini Method classes also push students toward inner harmony with a combination of Pilates, aerobics, barre work, and yoga, helping students de-stress while toning limbs and burning calories without ever tossing any cheesecakes into open flames.
Pier 59 18th St. & Hudson River Park
Manhattan, New York 10011