Golf greens are conquered with a practiced swing and precise putting, unlike golf blues, which can only be conquered by finding self-confidence and a loving caddy. Drive to a happy place with today's Groupon to Highland Country Club. Choose between the following options:
- For $44, you get an 18-hole round of golf for two, plus cart rental (up to a $144 value).
- For $80, you get an 18-hole round of golf for four, plus cart rental (up to a $288 value).
Located 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Highland Country Club's 18 holes total 6,084 yards from the longest tees. The tree-lined course's narrow fairways and plentiful hazards challenge golfers' accuracy and iron play throughout the game. A gauntlet of difficult holes populates the par 70 links, such as the par 5 fifth, which rises 84 feet from tee to pin, sports a green that slopes sharply from back to front, and is lined with trees that blow their noses loudly during players' backswings. Drives arc downhill on the par 4 10th hole, where the temptation to pummel the ball is curbed by a fairway pitching sharply to the left, and verdant journeys end on the deceptive par 3 18th, whose sloping green whisks over-struck putts well past the hole and the celebratory slice of pie hidden inside.
Guests visiting this private country club for the day should be sure to adhere to the rules that govern play, including wearing proper golf attire such as slacks or bermuda shorts, and leaving jeans, jogging suits, tees, and anything indicating their approximate distance to Stupid at home. Golfing twosomes or foursomes who enjoy their sneak peek into club life can also inquire into membership, to gain access to the club’s many other amenities such as tennis, swimming, and various social events.