A golf course is a scenic sanctuary where young blades of grass receive constant grooming and grizzled grains of sand can retire far away from merciless ocean waves. Explore a relaxing landscape with today's Groupon: for $90, you get a golf outing for two at Amana Colonies Golf Course (a $182.38 value). A golf outing includes the following:
- 18 holes of golf and a shared cart (a $143.38 value)
- Lunch for two, which includes the following:
- Two sandwiches (a $9 value)
- Two sodas (a $4 value)
- Two bags of chips (a $2 value)
- Six beers (a $24 value)
- A 20 percent discount toward any apparel purchased in the course's pro shop on the same day of your visit. Discounts are not valid toward shoes.
Framed by dense clusters of white-oak trees and winding streams that twist throughout, Amana Colonies Golf Course lures dueling duos of golfers to its 18-hole course. Golfers can tame a wild cart before setting off through 600 acres of sweeping greens and natural terrain manicured with scissors and tweezers. As glistening ponds, sand traps, and trees wielding catcher's mitts lie in wait for misguided shots, players will be able to take advantage of five tee stations at each hole set to accommodate specific skill levels.
After games, twosomes can head over to the facility's bar and grill and refuel with bratwurst, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, or deli sandwiches alongside chips and fountain drinks. Beers crafted at a local brewery stand as the perfect counterpart to post-game lunches that include demonstrations of how to use clubs as grilling utensils. Outings can be finished off with trips to the course's pro shop to snag stylish duds for 20 percent off, including Amana Colonies' own golf shirts.
Amana Colonies Golf Course
Cleaved through 600 woodland acres of stately white oaks, Amana Colonies Golf Course twists and turns over 6,824 yards of dramatically sloped terrain. Throughout the round, glassy ponds, burbling streams, and trees wielding catcher's mitts await ill-struck orbs, as golfers contend with elevation changes that complicate the distance of each shot and create many down- and uphill lies. A preround stint at the course's driving range would be advisable before taking to the relatively difficult course, as the hardest-rated hole awaits golfers at the second tee. As stick-flickers cruise to each well-struck drive, they can glimpse panoramic views of the hilly Iowa countryside over the tops of cresting fairways or through sudden breaks in the dense tree lines. The round may also bring stick-flickers in contact with area wildlife, such as deer, various waterfowl, and golf cart-squirrel cross-breeds.
After their pin-hunting expedition, aces can retreat to Amana Colonies' hilltop bar and restaurant, where crisp local beers slake parched mouths and hearty grill fare refuels weary muscles. Once duly refreshed, guests can meander to the pro shop for a snazzy golf shirt or new clubs to replace ones eaten by the neighborhood sword swallower.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,824 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.8 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 142 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options
451 27th Ave.
Amana, Iowa 52203