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 $15, you get a golf outing at Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant (up to a $47 total value). The package includes:
- 18-hole golf outing with a cart (up to a $41 value)
- Regular bucket of range balls (a $6 value)
- Bottle of water ($1 value)
Peoria Pines’ 18-hole golf course invites golfers through 4,412 yards of lush tee-to-green terrain. Throughout each round, a coterie of 11 par 3s willfully subject themselves to golfers' mid- and short-iron experimentations, and two relatively lengthy par 5s—measuring 510 and 527 yards—keep drivers and three-woods from soiling their headcovers with tears of jealousy. Warm up for the round with a swing-loosening stint at the driving range, where all-grass tees emulate course conditions as balls rain onto target greens off in the distance.
Chipping, putting, and bunker practice areas provide warm-up action, preparing golfers for a round that will require use of most of their bag of trick sticks. Once swings have been duly honed, players can expect to loop the compressed course in a swift, three-hour jaunt, providing them ample time to build a wooden ship or bronze replica of John Daly inside their complimentary bottle of water.
Peoria Pines’ rates fluctuate throughout the day and week; plan ahead to make sure you are redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Course at a Glance
- 18-hole, par-63 course
- Measures 4,412 yards from the farthest tees
- 11 par-threes, five par-fours, two par-fives
Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant
Described by Peoria Pines’ golf pros as a “power executive” course, Peoria Pines’ 18-hole course presents a scaled-down, 4,412-yard, par 63 layout. The truncated course challenges golfers’ iron play with 11 par 3s and five par 4s, while two lengthy par 5s—which measure 510 and 527 yards—give players an excuse to send golf balls flying with their driver or covert water-balloon launchers. The player-friendly course rests alongside a practice facility with a grass-tee driving range and areas for chipping, putting, and bunker shots.
Views of the course abound from The Palm Room, where executive chef Matt D’Arnese crafts a menu of gourmet pasta, chicken, beef, and fish. The restaurant provides a postround respite for golfers to unwind with a drink from the full-service bar or a chance to assess white tablecloths’ utility as a putting surface.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 63 layout
- Length of 4,412 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 61.1 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 100 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options