Like painting a portrait or fixing a computer, completing a round of golf is always more impressive when it’s done in the pouring rain. Enjoy equally impressive fair-weathered fores with today's Groupon: for $50, you get an 18-hole round of golf for two and cart rental at Ardmore Golf Course in Sidney (up to a $100 value).
Ardmore Golf Course spreads nine-holes over a demanding course with a 100-year old history. Properly attired golf duos aim for each challenging hole during the first half of their rounds and then play them a second time, giving club-sluggers a chance to correct mistakes and share nostalgic laughs with their putters. A trio of bunkers and a pond stand between the tee and the green on holes 8 and 17, and lush trees and two reservoirs flank the fairways of holes 9 and 18. After rounds, golfers can quell hunger at the clubhouse grill or gaze at a 110-foot tall, 1,100 year old Douglas fir that towers over the golf course property and offers sage advice to young tees.
Ardmore Golf Course
Recipient of a 2008 reader’s choice award from Peninsula News Review, Ardmore Golf Course has challenged club-brandishers with its nine holes since course designer E.S. Wise opened the grounds in 1926. Before teeing off against opponents, visitors rehearse their swinging skills at a practice putting green, driving net, and chipping area. Golfers in need of expert tutelage can turn to CPGA professional instructor Steve Middleton, who harnesses more than 30 years of golfing experience to help pupils find their natural swing and reunite with lost balls raised by wolves. In addition to tournament participants, Ardmore Golf Course accommodates overnight players in their golfer’s cottage, a furnished abode with a full kitchen, television, and wireless Internet. After each round guests can scarf down gourmet fare concocted by chef Graham Little, load up on golfing gear at the pro shop, admire the course’s 110-foot tall, 1,100 year-old douglas fir, or search the sky for wild birds and escaped golf clubs flying overhead.
930 Ardmore Dr.
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5G1