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 seven games of TopGolf, which uses tracking-chip-implanted balls to award points for hitting big targets from TopGolf Alexandria (a $40 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 seven games all at once or come back seven times to spread out the deal.
TopGolf is an outdoor driving range with more than 250 yards of driving space and 76 covered and heated golf suites. 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 and unlimited use of the putting green practice area at no extra charge.
Open until 10 p.m. every day and until 11 p.m. 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.
The Washington Post reviewed the TopGolf in Alexandria. Yelpers give TopGolf Alexandria a 3.5 star average, while Google Mappers give it a rating of 2.5 stars. Four Insider Pagers give the golf entertainment complex a four-star rating.
- By adding technology, social interaction and beer, the creators of this driving range have made an interesting hybrid of entertainment and sport: a bowling alley with tiny white balls, say, or Dave & Buster's with fresh air. – John Briley, The Washington Post
- The great parts about Top Golf are that you can play at night since the courses are well lit, they are open late, and they also have a large parking lot just for their customers, so there isn't an issue about finding a spot. – Marc M., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 4, 2012. 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.