Father’s Day Tee Times
Need a game plan for new and exhilarating sports adventures? Give these unique golf alternatives a swing, and stay tuned for Topgolf coming this fall to International Drive.
The game follows the rules of golf with a soccer ball shot at oversized (21-inch diameter) holes. Score a round at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee (private course), Hawk’s Landing at the World Center Marriott, Sanctuary Ridge Golf Course or Twin Rivers Golf Club. $10-30; www.floridafootgolf.com
Enjoy three 18-hole courses at Bill Frederick Park for disc golf, a golf alternative in which a Frisbee is thrown toward metal basket targets. With Turkey Lake as a backdrop amidst 170 lush acres, the park is full of natural elements, including a challenging ‘over the water’ shot. $2/person or $4/car entry + $4 disc rental; www.orlandodiscgolf.com
Mini golf is fun for all ages and skill levels, and Orlando has no shortage of options. Discover the magic of putt-putt near Epcot at Fantasia Gardens ($12-14; www.disneyworld.disney.go.com). Pirates Cove Adventure Golf ($11.95-13.50; www.piratescove.net) has two locations on International Drive and Lake Buena Vista, where you can walk the plank (well, miniature greens) to score a hole-in- one. At Hollywood Drive- In Golf at Universal CityWalk, sink every putt surrounded by silly, drivein- era horror and sci-fi films ($23.95; www.hollywooddriveingolf.com).
FLINGGOLF & GOLFBOARD
A hybrid of golf and lacrosse, FlingGolf at Dubsdread Golf Course is played with a FlingStick, a lightweight shaft with a small basket rather than a traditional club. ($ 25 & up; www.flinggolf.com) This historic course also offers modern skateboard-inspired motorized carts as a substitute to standard golf carts. ($ 17; www.golfboard.com)
Walt Disney World invites all visitors to play its four golf courses. Especially designed for families, the Oak Trail golf course is an all-walking, Par 36, 9-hole course with junior tees. From $39.90; www.disneyworld.com
DEWEY’S INDOOR GOLF
This Vegas-style bar and lounge near Universal is outfitted with state- of-the-art picture-real sports simulators featuring the world’s best courses. Compete on 18 holes, miniature golf or the driving range, and practice skills with interactive training games. Plus, watch golf on more than 70 TVs, including a 25-foot big screen. $29-$49/per hour; www. deweysgolf.com
Foot Golf is played with
a soccer ball