Playing a round of golf is a contest between man and nature, much like betting a tree it can't drink a gallon of milk. Pit yourself against the elements with today's Groupon for golf from American Singles Golf Association: for $15, you get two 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $65 total value), one round at both The Fortress Golf Course in Frankenmuth (up to a $42 value) and Pine View Golf Course in Ypsilanti (up to a $23 value). Mandatory cart-rental fees ($17 at The Fortress, $12 at Pine View) are not included in this Groupon.
Designed by prolific golf architect Dick Nugent, The Fortress offers duffers more insight into Scottish history than a Braveheart adaptation told through bagpipe notes with its treacherous, fescue-blanketed mounds and orb-snatching array of 75 bunkers. The course’s expansive, links-style bentgrass greens encompass an average of 7,500 square feet, leading to lengthy putts that may inspire golfers to putt with their driver. Take a course tour for a more thorough look at this grassy monolith.
A shorter course, Pine View welcomes golfers with 18 holes of championship-style links spanning 6,490 yards of tee-to-green terrain. Fairways kissed by an omnipresent vanguard of mature pine trees place a premium on precise drives throughout the round, but the course’s relatively sparse selection of sand traps makes greens much more approachable and less likely to criticize the aesthetics of your putting pirouette. With today’s deal, patrons also receive a free membership to the American Singles Golf Association.