When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today's Groupon: for $26, you get a golf outing at Miami Springs Golf and Country Club (up to a $52.79 total value). The outing includes:
- An 18-hole round of golf including cart rental (up to a $45.79 value)
- One large bucket of driving-range balls (a $7 value)
Once the host of the PGA Tour's Miami Open, Miami Springs Golf and Country Club's 6,785 yards of well-groomed, tree-lined terrain once cradled the spiked footsteps of golf greats such as Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen. Begin a day of visceral divot-tearing and surreptitious lie-improvement with a stint at the grass-tee-box driving range, where 70 driving-range balls willingly explode off club faces and land with ballistic grace on targets positioned at varying distances. Mature trees loiter throughout the course, halting wayward drives and placing a high premium on fairway placement, which becomes even more critical on the back nine, where the flowing streams of a canal claim ill-guided orbs and provide aquatic passage for golf carts hoping to abscond to Cuba. The course reaches its climactic crescendo on the par-4 17th—the hardest-rated hole from all three tees—where woodlands claim any misses to the left and some players will have to abandon drivers to stay short of the intervening stream, leaving them with a lengthy second shot to a large and well-fortified green. The course layout offers a thorough outline of each hole, including advice on how to approach each shot and placate territorial flagsticks.
Great course nice layout alot [<i>sic</i>] of history.David26G, GolfLink, 1/29/10
I played in March and the course was in great shape, soft bunkers, nice greens an [<i>sic</i>] a decent club house.smitdog109, GolfLink, 4/20/09
Country Club Estates
650 Curtiss Pkwy.
Miami Springs, Florida 33166