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Swing by Drive Shack in Lake Nona this summer to experience fun for the whole family.
Sports Editor Ken Jackson and I had the opportunity to visit Drive Shack for a media event back in April, and boy did we have fun. We swung, we ate, we drank. And we’ll definitely return.
Drive Shack is fun for everyone — whether you’re a competitive golfer (like Ken), or you’ve never picked up a club in your lifetime (like me).
Drive Shack takes interactive classic games (like blackjack and basketball) and turns them into swing games, to create a unique golf experience. So you aren’t just driving balls, you’re practicing your swing and skill while competing against family and friends.
But aside from swinging clubs, you can enjoy delicious food. Drive Shack offers appetizers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert items, plus “Par 5 Happy Hour” $5 bites and drinks.
This indoor/outdoor facility is perfect for any season, with fans to keep the private bays extra cool this summer. The free, indoor game lounge offers arcade favorites like skeeball, foosball, hoop shoots, and even classics like Pac-Man.
Right now, for a limited time, guests can swing into the stars with Drive Shack’s night swing. Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to close, groups of up to six golfers can view the night sky and bright lights of Drive Shack for just $25 per hour.
Summer Swing Academy
Through Aug. 9, kids can have their own fun and learn from a PGA Pro, in part of Drive Shack’s Summer Swing Academy.
Junior golfers are broken up into two daily sessions, age depending— 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 10, and noon to 1:30 p.m. for ages 11 to 14. Each session holds eight junior golfers and a lunch break is included.
Summer Swing Academy sessions are $35 per child, per day, or $130 per child, per week (Monday through Thursday).
For more information on Drive Shack Lake Nona, visit www.DriveShack.com.