Like Shakira, a fluid golf swing harnesses snappy hip movements, looks amazing, and catches the eye of every passerby. Brush up on your swing physics with today’s Groupon: you get a round of golf at one of two Oakland County Parks courses. Purchase one of the following Groupons:
- $18 for 18 holes, plus golf cart rental, at Springfield Oaks (up to a $37 value, depending on time and day)
- $10 for 9 holes, plus golf cart rental, at Red Oaks (up to a $24 value, depending on time and day)
The 18-hole, par-71 Springfield Oaks course, with the spatial sprawl of its front nine and the tree-packed tightness of its back nine, offers an ideal habitat in which to improve your swing or battle your broker in an all-or-nothing, x-treme golfing throwdown. The Jerry Matthews–designed Red Oaks, recently re-opened, features a fun and challenging 9-hole course on well-groomed greens. Purchase two Groupons and combine them to play 18 holes of golf at Red Oaks, doubling your chances of hacking away at the course's 31 par.
Both courses are run by Oakland County Parks & Recreation, and both are certified by the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program as exceeding environmental law requirements for the protection of water resources, the maintenance of open spaces, and the preservation of panpipe-playing woodland satyrs. Call ahead to reserve your tee time.
Weekends and holidays are only valid after noon.