Golf is one of the few sports in which players can compete against themselves, along with paddleball and seeing how many potatoes they can eat. Put yourself to the test with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for 18-holes of golf with one cart for two ($70 value)
- $69 for 18-holes of golf with two carts for four ($140 value)
Arbor Hills Golf Club
Arbor Hills Golf Club's greens are tricky. They may look unimposing, but upon closer inspection—or after a winding lag putt that behaves bizarrely—they reveal their true nature. This is to be expected from Mr. Arthur Hamm, a disciple of the famed Donald Ross, who pioneered the "turtleback" green, named for the infuriating way golf balls seem to roll off in every direction. While golfers won't find any true turtlebacks on the course, the greens are no cake walk. They demand a sound strategy—and occasionally creative problem solving—to get the ball to stop at the right spot.
This is all, of course, assuming that golfers able to drive their golf balls through the fairway alleys delineated by lindens, birch, oaks, walnuts, and tall scotch and white pines. On approaches, the ability to keep the golf ball below the hole proves important, as mishits have the tendency to skip over the back fringe, much like a very disobedient little boy who will get a timeout later. These omnipresent challenges, coupled with the leafy scenery, have kept novices and skilled golfers coming back since the course's opening in 1925.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,513 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 70.9 from the back tees
- Course slope of 129 from the back tees
- Three sets of tees per hole