It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes-in-one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Learn to drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to this Groupon.
$35 for Four 60-Minute Group Golf Lessons ($75 Value)
PGA professionals coach a group of 5–12 people on aspects of golf from full swing form and short-game technique to links etiquette and how to approach each course based on its unique foibles. Students take home a rulebook and a DVD with golf tips to continue honing their game. Classes start Monday, April 2, and students get one class a week for four weeks. See the schedule of classes.
Stone Creek Golf Club
Old-growth douglas firs, wetlands, and 43 bunkers populate Stone Creek Golf Club's award-winning, par 72 layout designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy. The 165-acre course’s front nine holes are straighter laced, and the back nine’s tree-lined fairways of fescue grass challenge swingers with elevation changes and distractingly beautiful views of Mount Hood, the same "Hood" made popular in mainstream rap music. Players can hone their aim at the hitting stations of extensive practice greens, which include a full swing area with target greens at a variety of distances, before returning to face hole nine's six sand traps.
After sending dozens of dimpled balls soaring through the air, golfers can pop in at the Stone Creek Deli for a hot dog and foamy swigs of beer. Links magazine named Stone Creek Golf Club a Top 10 Green Course for using pesticides sparingly and only irrigating stretches of grass currently in use, inviting ground-nesting birds to build their two-story colonial mansions in the fallow areas.
Course at a Glance