The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, like merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who, to this day, rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $7, you get a round on the putting course ($7) and a small bucket of driving-range balls ($7) at Tualatin Island Greens in Tualatin, a $14 total value.
Escape the pressures of full-sized life with a retreat to the 18-hole putting course at Tualatin Island Greens. This completely renovated course is sprawled across three acres of manicured foliage and includes obstacles such as water hazards, sand bunkers, rolling surfaces, and temper-tantrum trolls. Choosing the right-color ball is a satisfying strategy to begin your round, but sinking the game-winning putt that forces Grandma to take the foot mobile home is utterly priceless. Once your small game is perfected, it's time to join the ranks of the big-time clubs' club of big-timers.
After putt-putting around, pick up a small bucket filled with 45 swing-improving projectiles. The driving range features 43 synthetic tee stations, a bunker to practice trap shots, and a pitching area with flags at 20, 30, and 40 yards, as well as another flag at 500 years reserved for Bo Jackson, the king of all sports. Slap and tickle the golf balls to practice finesse wedge shots, or unveil the world's first watermelon-sized driver to crush balls at unsuspecting imaginary golf-cart drivers for shameless entertainment. Tualatin Island Greens' driving range and putting green both have lights for nighttime play during the summer, allowing golfers to finally achieve that elusive moon-tan.
Both aspects of this Groupon must be redeemed in one visit.
- Fun driving range down in Tualatin. The main claim to fame is the island green surrounded by a moat of water (mimicking the 17th green at TPC Sawgrass). – Essay .., Yelp
- We've played this course twice and was just as difficult the second time. They also have a nice driving range, small snack bar/restaurant, and pro shop. – Veronica P., Insider Pages
Tualatin Island Greens
Vibrant groves of trees and gardens provide a scenic backdrop for year-round driving range practice and miniature golf at Tualatin Island Greens. At the range, 43 synthetic hitting bays (including 25 covered and 12 heated stations) look out onto a vast field with plenty of real estate for Herculean drives and accuracy-testing target areas, including a green surrounded by a moat to keep area lawn gnomes from stealing the flagstick. The range also features target flags at 20, 30, and 40 yards to facilitate short-game practice or serve as the destination for balls hit out of the practice sand trap.
Water trickles over a tiny canyon of bedrock that runs alongside Tualatin Island Greens' mini-golf course. The 18-hole course is situated in the shade of towering pines that, paired with its well-manicured gardens, instill peace of mind as players read tricky slopes and avoid obstacles such as Lilliputian ponds, sand traps, and Olympic track hurdles. Golfers can improve their par-hunting prowess past sunset, as the entire complex has lights for nighttime use. Tualatin's Island Grill is also onsite to keep appetites at bay with burgers, chicken wings, and other savory fare.