Golf Driving Range
You can often find golf driving ranges attached to a large golf course. A driving range is a designated area where you can practice your golf swing by "driving" balls into a large field. In populated areas, driving ranges are usually surrounded by a net so that golf balls do not hit houses or cars.
Driving ranges typically have distances marked so you can see how far your ball has traveled. When you arrive at a driving range, you generally purchase a bucket of balls. There is typically no set limit for how long you have to hit the balls so you can take your time. You can also purchase more than one bucket or share a bucket with someone else. Some driving ranges have both covered and uncovered areas so that you can practice your swing even if it is raining. There are also generally instructors available to provide lessons for an additional fee. If you have your own golf clubs, you will want to bring them, although many driving ranges have clubs that you can rent.
The Date Activity
Driving ranges are good locations to go on a date, even if you don't know a lot about golf. They are good for expert golfers as well as those who are just starting out. If one half of the couple is good at golf, they can use this as an opportunity to show the other person how to hit the ball without having to pay for a full golf game.
Many men are avid golfers and would like it if their partner was a golfer too. If you take your partner to the driving range enough, they might become interested in golf and then you two can play on a course together. In addition, some driving ranges have a clubhouse area where you can get a bite to eat or a drink. Driving ranges also give you a chance to talk to your date, while having an activity to do lessens the pressure.
On Your Own / With Friends
Golfing is usually done in groups, but if you need some extra practice you can always visit a driving range on your own. Most are open in the evening which means you can stop by on your way home from work and get additional practice. Many golfers find that going to a driving range can significantly improve their golf score. If you have a group of people that you regularly golf with, you can visit the driving range together and give each other pointers. Most driving ranges are large enough to accommodate a medium sized group.