Since great aunts cannot resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands—defeating them once and for all. Drive dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's Groupon: for $49, you get an 18-hole round of golf and cart rental for two at Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana (up to a $98 value).
Willowick Golf Course is known as the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Orange County. Competitive clubbers can try to knock the Willowick's 71 par from its looming overhead presence while aspiring artists use tiny pencils to sketch the weeping willows and quaint architecture in the periphery. Soar down the fairway with clubs extended in hopes that one of Willowick's sleek buggies will catch flight and ensure victory by knocking opposing orbs off-course.
With the game in the rearview, golfers can flash today's Groupon to secure 15% off at the brand new 5,000-square-foot restaurant, which boasts American-style bistro fare, imported beer, and idyllic outdoor seating. Cruise by Disneyland, located just five miles down the road, to regale costumed creatures with tales of the dreaded 14th hole.
Willowick Golf Course's rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Otherwise, a great course to simply relax on, and a great first-course for someone who has been practicing and has been itching to get out to play.James Y., Yelp, 7/27/10
The course is in good shape, especially for what you pay. The par 3's were tricky enough to make things interesting.Mike M., Yelp, 1/23/11
Santa Anita Park
3017 W 5th St.
Santa Ana, California 92703