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 $12, you get $25 worth of mini golf, driving-range balls, paintball, and go-karts at The Golf Zone in Honey Brook.
Combining the best aspects of amusement parks and triathlons, The Golf Zone runs guests through a gauntlet of activities that promotes warm-hearted laughs and icy nerves of steel. Armed with a bucket of 75 balls ($8), golfers slay distant target posts at the driving range or put numbered clubs through the paces at the nearby short-game area. After practicing putts and postputt fist pumps, golfers can take to the roundabout greens of the miniature golf course ($6 per round for adults; $5 for children), where sharp turns and perilous slopes spell doom for all but the craftiest balls. Three paintball fields host large brigades or lone soldiers as they blast enemies with colorful projectiles during two-hour firefights ($25 including gear), providing shelter in the form of wooden forts and a replica of the Maginot Line. Challenge land-speed records at the nearby Speed Zone, where the Python go-kart track tests drivers with harrowing twists and sneaky speed bumps that take indiscriminate bites out of single and tandem karts ($7 per race).
Though not included in today’s Groupon, the Golf Zone’s Golf Academy help duffers to rein in errant swings with customized instructional lessons for all ages and skill levels ($45/30-minute lesson; $85/60-minute lesson). Championship golfer Joe Data bolsters games with tips concocted using his personal links experience, years of instruction, and ability to read Lee Trevino’s mind.
1839 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania 19344