Argyle Country Club accommodates a variety of upscale physical activities amid beautiful outdoor landscapes centered around a clubhouse of 25,000 square feet. The one-day membership includes one round at the club’s private golf course, where linksmen enjoy a serene 18 holes of rolling hills and picturesque woods after polishing the rust off of swings with a turn at the driving range and a pint of tendon-tarnish remover. For racket wielders, the club sports five well-maintained Har-Tru tennis courts for games of long-lasting volleys and nimble returns. After a day on the course or the courts, take a dip in the 25-meter swimming pool with a diving area, or watch the kiddies splish-splash around in the wading pool. Temporary members can utilize the showers and changing rooms to freshen up before using the included lunch voucher ($15 value) at the club’s restaurant, refueling ravenous stomachs after a full day of tennis, swimming, and using the 14th hole's putting green as a stage for a medley of songs from The Sound of Music.
Golf is a sport of physical precision and aerial dynamics, won and lost upon the pendulum of your swing and the likeliness of a sudden, heresy-triggered toad rain. Brush up on your golf physics with today's Groupon to Clubgolf Performance Center. For $45, you get three group golf lessons at Clubgolf's indoor training center in Gaithersburg's Rio Center. Your three sessions must be used over three consecutive weeks, and you can get up to two Groupons to have six weeks of class.
Named for the blue clay soil dotting the low-lying marsh around which it's built, Blue Mash Golf Course showcases 18 holes designed by renowned golf-course architect Arthur Hills. Send a messenger pigeon of the mind to your cranial caddy and materialize at Blue Mash for a round of golf for one (up to an $89 value). This deal also includes a yardage book ($2). Novice nine-iron knights traversing the course's rolling greens will take solace that no holes require hitting the ball over a wetland. A golf-cart rental is included in this deal, and complimentary warm-up balls are included in all greens fees.
Montgomery Village Golf Club's Edmund Ault–designed course sprawls across 6,726 yards of emerald corridors cleaved through the arboreal heart of Montgomery County. Fresh off recent refurbishments that include new tee boxes and switching to a bermuda hybrid grass, management continues to improve on a course that has hosted multiple PGA-sanctioned events and royal grass-grazing parties for traveling goat monarchs. Fairways tunnel through unforgiving tree lines as golfers swing their way toward each green, where fast surfaces form breaking putts. Alongside the pristine par 71, the club's grass-tee driving range, putting green, and full-service pro shop help streamline clubbers' birdie-hunting skills, and the Willow Tree Inn's restaurant and grill keeps players from dining on freshly torn divots with an all-day menu of entrees and drinks.
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Golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres a mulligan. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the amusement you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. Today's Groupon gets you and a friend 18 holes with cart at River Oaks Golf Course for $40 (up to a $88 value, depending on the day you go). Your Groupon is good for any time Monday through Friday and after noon on weekends.