Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game in which they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon to Shaker Farms Country Club, located in Westfield. Choose between two options:
- For $100, you get 18 holes of golf for four people, two carts, and four small buckets of range balls (up to a $184 value).
- For $27, you get 18 holes of golf for one person, one cart, a small bucket of range balls, and a limited lunch (up to a $56 value).
Shaker Farms gratifies golfers with 18 holes of pristine greenswards speckled with bright blooms and tall trees and also offers tennis and fine dining. Grab three friends or wax replicas of yourself for the group option, cruising across the course in two motor-powered cabooses (up to a $40 value/person) while settling old grudges with impromptu 9 iron fencing matches. Afterward, head to the driving range to practice kneecap whacks on a small bucket of balls that won't listen to reason (a $6 value/person).
Golfers who opt for the one-person deal can finish their day with a limited lunch at the sunlit clubhouse, noshing on a hamburger, hot dog, or one of five other choices as their shorts nervously size up bolder plaids worn by other diners (a $10 value). Buy up to two Groupons as gifts and bring a pair of friends for company on the links and at lunch, providing sure-footed backup in case of an attack by sentient cleats.
Shaker Farms Country Club's rates fluctuate throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Shaker Farms Country Club
Rolling hills, towering pine trees, and burbling streams convene on Shaker Farms Country Club's 18-hole course as it gently rises and falls across 6,285 yards of bucolic terrain. Golfers must be mindful of a tranquil creek that runs in a wishbone pattern throughout the course, as its rippling waters—which come into play on eight holes—are often camouflaged by grassy banks and waterfowl that snack on errant golf balls. The distinct farmland layout conjures a sense of rustic antiquity, a characteristic furthered by the presence of a dilapidated farmhouse on the par 4 second hole. Clubbers hoping to gain control over runaway swings can warm up at the driving range or tap their spikes together three times to summon seasoned ace Keith Ornelas, who roams the club's verdant hillsides on a never-ending quest to vanquish mulligans once and for all. Alongside its verdant golf course, Shaker Farms boasts tennis courts and a versatile array of dining options.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-72 course
Length of 6,285 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 69.4 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 119 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
Link to scorecard
What some people are buzzing about:
“GREENS WEREN'T IN BEST OF SHAPE ”
“this is an excellent Groupon offer for this course ... but the course is not in great shape ... most tee boxes, fairways and greens are pretty beat up ... friendly...”
“this is an excellent Groupon offer for this course ... but the course is not in great shape ... most tee boxes, fairways and greens are pretty beat up ... friendly staff very nice area”
“Very nice coarse I had a great time.”
866 Shaker Rd.
Westfield, Massachusetts 01086