Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for an 18-hole round of golf and cart for two (up to an $80 value)
- $79 for an 18-hole round of golf and cart for four (up to a $160 value)
The Preserve Golf Club
Designed by Ted McAnlis to take advantage of the area’s natural wetlands, the fairways at The Preserve Golf Club are riddled with water hazards and marshy areas. Water comes directly into play on 9 of the course’s holes, and players end up traipsing across 11 bridges as they hit their way from beginning to end. Many stumble at the 3rd hole, whose aim-blocking sabal palms earn it a handicap of 1, or at the course’s signature 17th hole, which drowns balls left and right. The course’s greens are newly recarpeted with ultradwarf bermuda grass, and pines, oaks, and palms line the fairways, their branches grasping at stray balls like nature’s catchers' mitts.
Before tackling the aquatic mischief of the championship course, golfers can take aim at the island target greens of the aqua driving range, where 40 hitting stations let players gear up for the watery course. After facing down the fairways, players select from a deli-style menu at Ryder Cup Grille, which features live music from artists such as Larry Crane, longtime guitarist for John Mellencamp.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 7,000 yards
- Course rating of 74
- Slope rating of 141
- Three tee options
- See the scorecard
the staff was very friendly and everything involving them went smoothly. The layout of the course is very intriguing.m dubee, Google+ Local
Staff is always pleasant and course is well cared for.Dominic M., Yelp!, 7/7/11
7310 Tara Preserve Lane
Bradenton, Florida 34203