Modern Living: Golf by Illusion

The weekend golfer faces horrendous frustrations: long queues at public courses; the expense of private clubs; capricious weather that can rain him out or sun him to a cinder before the ninth hole. One way to beat all these hazards is to forget that the Scots intended golf to be an outdoor game. Then the player can use one of the dozens of indoor ranges that employ computers and color slides to give customers the illusion that they are playing real golf on a famous course.

One of the newest and most sophisticated of these fantasy parlors is Golf-O-Rama, in Bedford Hills,...

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