Golf is so beloved because it combines two of humankind's favorite things—hitting stuff and driving on someone else's lawn. Play through with this Groupon.
$99 for a golf package for two ($172 value)
- 18 holes of golf for two, including cart ($160 value)
- Two small buckets of range balls ($12 value)
Empire Lakes Golf Course
Empire Lakes Golf Course bears the design imprint of one Arnold Palmer—seven-time major championship winner and one of the few golfers mentioned as a contender for greatest of all time. His sensibilities can be seen everywhere around the 18-hole course, which sprawls for more than 7,000 yards over sun-scorched earth in the shadow of Mt. Baldy. These include fairway and green-side bunkers placed strategically to give golfers fits, as well as a dearth of straightaway holes to emphasize shot-shaping and draw attention to the global shortage of 400-yard rulers. Though certainly tricky, none of these elements cross the line into artifice, which is in keeping with the "The King's" belief in natural, unadorned course design.
Conveniently close to both Orange County and Los Angeles, Empire Lakes is a stop on the PGA's Nationwide Tour. Once players arrive, they'll also find a lighted driving range and a School of Golf staffed with award-winning teachers and club fitters.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 7,034 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 74.1 from the back tees
- Course slope of 136 from the back tees
- Five sets of tees per hole
- View the scorecard.
“Usually the course is in very good shape. Everyone there is professional and the course is a good challenge.”
“Great course to play”
“Very tough course. Would be better if layout of course provided in better detail on cart screen.”