What You'll Get
Combine the CIA's famous microchip espionage with golf, and you get a winning all-weather combo that will please both golf aficionados and tracking-technology buffs year-round. With today's Groupon, $18 gets you six games of TopGolf, which uses tracking-chip-implanted balls to award points for hitting big targets, plus unlimited use of the putting green practice area and one free video swing analysis from TopGolf Academy, a $35 value. You'll get a TopGolf playing card that records your stats and keeps track of how many games you've played, so you can play your six games all at once or come back six times to spread out the deal.
TopGolf is an outdoor driving range with 250+ yards of driving space and 76 covered and heated golf suites to keep you safe from the chilling soft-shoe and ragtime stylings of Snow Miser. For each game, you'll get 20 golf balls to hit toward specific targets in the range and imagined coworkers in your mind. A microchip implanted in each golf ball carries a signature that is unique to you, so that TopGolf's system can track the accuracy and distance of your drives. You can see how far your ball flew and find out exactly how close you got to the flagstick each and every time. TopGolf compiles all scores to post daily rankings on televisions throughout the facility, so make sure to give yourself a cool codename like Madigan or Endgame, or Mason Andrews. TopGolf's 30-minute clinics are offered throughout the week to ensure you know how to play the game, and the range offers loaner clubs at no extra charge.
Open until 11 p.m. every day and until midnight Friday through Sunday, TopGolf is perfect for all levels of golfers and anyone looking to unleash some therapeutic aggression. Grab up to five golf-happy buddies and head to the golf suites for a lively competition, or you can compete against yourself and wager your rent payment, wedding ring, or industrious nephew. Friendly servers will bring food and beverages to your golfing suite, or you can take refuge in TopGolf's clubhouse cafe for beer and bar food after your taxing day on the heated, covered green.
- Top golf is a lot of fun for all ages. . . . I like that they have a wait staff that walks around the driving range. It is a fun experience, something different to do on the weekends. – B.V., Insider Pages
- Overall, very fun experience. Great way to get a significant other or kid interested in golf. – Kingsley Zissou, Google
Notable High Scores
TopGolf's progress tracking system and public display of daily rankings help discipline your game and motivate your improvement. These other notable historic feats will inspire you to shatter your own personal records:
3750 BC: Tugg Foodbring of Sun Tribe takes credit for killing and roasting a woolly mammoth felled by lightning.
1981: Abigail "Flash-Fingers" Matatowski becomes first person to play Frogger for 20 minutes without dying of boredom.
2007: Dan Regging, better known by the callsign Silent Butt, singlehandedly frags a newb, pwns a camper, and trolls a lag with an überleet headshot, all without studying for his algebra quiz.
2258: James T. Kirk reprograms his way to a passing grade in the no-win Kobayashi Maru scenario, delighting fans of spaceships and cheating.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 2, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.