During the ’60s, the CIA began implanting microchips in golf balls to track PGA members' movements in case of treasonous rendezvous with KGB caddies. 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 use of the putting-green practice area at TopGolf (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 a n outdoor driving range with 250+ yards of driving space and 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 such as Madigan or Endgame or Mason Andrews.
After your taxing day on the heated, covered green, head over to the Texas Grill, TopGolf’s full-service restaurant, helmed by executive chef Erron Star Depew. Kick back with potent potables with gourmet sandwiches, burgers, and small plates such as mushi, a Mexican-style sushi roll made with grilled chicken, nacho beans, rice, and cheese ($8.99). Open until 11 p.m. everyday, TopGolf is perfect for all levels of golfers and anyone looking to unleash some therapeutic aggression.
- Top Golf is good for some wholesome family fun, but because they have cocktail waitresses/bartenders serving frosty bevs into the late hours of the night it can also be a place to let loose with friends –Teresa R., Yelp
- Really great place to hang out with some friends and hit some golf balls. You also get free clubs if you don't have anything, which is always good. – Ken N., Yelp