TAMPA - The Golfer's Grail Indoor Golf and Tap Room is rather busy, considering it has been around less than a year.
It's about to get even bigger and better by starting Birdies & Beers from 10 p.m. to midnight on Fridays. The event is open to anyone who wants to have fun playing some of the best golf courses in the world. Since all play takes place on simulated courses, the Florida summer heat and rainstorms aren't factors.
Birdies & Beers will feature three-hole matches, two-person teams, plenty of contests, prizes and $2 domestic beers.
Golfer's Grail is accepting two-player teams to play once a week for five weeks in a scramble format. There are new courses each week, and almost any course you've ever seen on television is represented. One minute you are in Ponte Vedra Beach playing the 17th island hole at the Stadium Course, and the next you can be off to Scotland to play St. Andrews and the Road Hole.
The simulators can detect any type of shot. Slices and hooks to draws and putts are realistic for an indoor facility. Even if you dunk one at the Stadium Course, you don't lose any golf balls.
Golfer's Grail is a PGA-recognized facility and the décor makes it seem like a real PGA clubhouse.
There are plenty of televisions to check out the Rays or any other sports team, and plenty of catered food from local establishments.
Players can bring their own clubs but rentals are available.
For more information, visit www.golfersgrail.net, call (813) 969-2100 or check out the facility at 10019 N. Dale Mabry Highway.