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Places to Practice Your Swing in the Golf-Rich Valley of the Sun

Driving ranges that build skills—and friendships

Golden Tee is the golf-skills video game that’s plugged into the walls of many sports bars. TopGolf is both a game and a sports bar—sort of a Dave & Buster’s-spirited destination with just one game but hardly ever a wait to play. The tri-level TopGolf location that opened this summer near Talking Stick Resort Casino has climate-controlled driving bays, microchipped golf balls, and 11 targets that trigger automatic scoring. And, like any serious sports bar, there are televised sports, good grill grub, and a full complement of beer, wine and liquor available.

Other driving ranges that feel casual by not sitting on full-blown golf course properties, but certainly offer serious practice by-the-swing:
CrackerJax in Scottsdale
Valley Golf Center in Avondale