It’s kind of a mix of the two. It’s basically just Astro turf bays that are bigger than your normal range and have tables with waitresses. You can play a bunch of games or you can just use it like a regular range and try to gauge your club distances with the gps. I didn’t find them particularly accurate, but I also don’t at a normal range, since the balls aren’t the same quality I play, but ymmv. I definitely used to bring my own clubs because I used it as a range, it being the closest one near me I didn’t mind paying a little more per bucket to save a drive through DC area traffic and have someone beer me while I hit a bucket. They definitely market it as more the bar aspect - kind of like the upscale bowling alleys - but it can be either effectively. If he’s peeling off from the family on a holiday trip for a night, I think he’d be perfectly happy.