Golf is considered a gentleman's game due to its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Learn the finer mannerisms in life with today's Groupon to The Club at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get 18 holes of golf with a power cart on Tuesday through Thursday (a $100 value).
- For $59, you get 18 holes of golf with a power cart after 1 p.m. on Friday through Sunday (a $150 value).
In addition to playing on a members-only course, Groupon buyers receive access to the members' practice facility on the day of redemption. Each Groupon is valid for only one person.
Named one of Golf Digest's top 10 best new private courses in 2010, The Club at 12 Oaks challenges players of all levels to conquer a par-72 Nicklaus Design course consisting of 7,132 yards. Guests pilot their carts through the 18-hole course's bent grass greens, launching balls into orbit from elevated tee decks. On the coastal-style greens of the early holes, players traverse wetlands and tall grasses, climbing to mountain-style fairways on later holes. The signature 18th hole surrounds golfers with a wide creek on its partial island green, with challenging obstacles along the way including sand traps, shifting elevations, and a 30-foot drop on hole 14.
Upon arrival, a club employee greets guests by name, directing them to player registration before placing club quivers on a reserved power cart. From an open tee range, golfers warm up over two acres, tapping unlimited reservoirs of balls from tee-side den caddies. Players also aim at yellow flag markers and invading miniature windmills on a 10,000-square-foot putting green.
Guests play through water features on 12 holes, dodging ponds, creeks, and log flumes. Cart paths occasionally leave the course, taking players through deep woods and secluded slopes as well as undulating fairways populated by deer, turkeys, and ducks. Players share the hole-nine fairway with otter families, and other greens take games past beavers engaged in Scrabble tournaments.