Miniature golf, like a good thriller novel, introduces lots of tricky angles and often ends somewhere between a farmhouse and the Eiffel Tower. Read the fairways and analyze the angles with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a birthday party for up to 20 children at Westerville Mini Golf and Batting Cages (up to a $180 value), located in Westerville.
A birthday party at Westerville Mini Golf and Batting Cages shelters guests beneath a private covered area for two hours, endowing each child with one round of mini golf and one token to the batting cages. The two 18-hole mini-golf courses guide putters through a forest of ornamental flowers and alongside an 80,000-gallon water pond that threatens to swallow wayward putts and egotistical golfers. Chipping, chopping, and tapping their way through the course, golfers journey through 18 holes accompanied by the pleasant sounds of two waterfalls and grown men arguing with windmills. Eight on-site batting cages pepper strike zones with slow-pitch softballs or laser-guided baseballs at speeds between 25 and 80 miles per hour, with each token triggering the release of 14 mechanically aimed pitches.
Each pint-size attendee also takes home a balloon and a free game pass that can be used on another day. Parents may bring their own food and drinks, although festive supplies, including plates, forks, napkins, and table coverings, adorn the party area for no extra cost and a nearby grill accepts a tribute of home-brought charcoal in exchange for its culinary pyrotechnic display.
Westerville Mini Golf
Lined by delicate flowers and blooming copies of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Westerville Mini Golf’s two 18-hole mini-golf courses bob and weave around the 80,000-gallon central pond, challenging golfers with subtle slopes and the distractingly cool mists of two waterfalls. More ferocious ball-striking awaits at the batting cages, where hitters groove line drives off pitches that range from 25 to 80 mph. Driven by a highly reliable two-wheel ball-slinging mechanism, the eight batting cages provide clients with a choice of hitting softballs, baseball, and bocce balls.