A well-practiced golf swing helps players avoid both high scores and uncomfortable ballistics investigations about how an errant ball injured a prize racehorse. Keep swings within the law thanks to today's Groupon: for $399, you get unlimited golf until September 30 for up to six people at Augusta Ranch Golf Club (up to a $1,439.70 value) in Mesa.
Augusta Ranch Golf Club challenges budding players and practicing veterans to conquer the fairways and greenways of the facility's short-drive course. Feel free to bring five friends, family members, or the Dionne quintuplets to compete on Augusta Ranch's scenic 18-hole, par 61 course, filled with sand traps, water hazards, and well-manicured landscapes. The course sprawls with seven par 4 holes and three sets of tees each, and its design is compact enough to allow walking and finish in three hours (or rent a cart for $5 per day). Augusta Ranch's accessible layout can help new golfers break in new irons, and also presents veteran players with the opportunity to polish different aspects of their game, from perfecting their drive accuracy to accurately timing their bullhorns.
After completing the course's trials, customers can kick back and notch a cooling beverage and a bite to eat at Augusta Ranch's Magnolia Room Restaurant. The on-site eatery seats the plaid-panted in both inside and outside areas; feel free to settle in and nosh breakfast and lunch dishes, or grab quick-fix items to hurry back to the course or get home before the dog calls dibs on the remote.
Augusta Ranch Golf Club
Augusta Ranch Golf Club’s first hole starts players off with a bit of misdirection. Measuring 379 yards from the back tees, the longest hole on the course calls for a zealous swing, while the rest of the course is designed to give irons a workout. The links feature a mix of par-3 and par-4 holes that invite newcomers to play around and test experienced players' short game play with shallow greens and treacherous bunkers. Instructors give lessons for all skill levels, and the staff organizes a variety of events throughout the year, from clinics and tournaments to Night Golf played with glowing golf balls. Players can convene beneath The VUE at Augusta Ranchs' outdoor pavilion to enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner menu, with many craft beers and wine. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for flocks of geese trained to abduct pitching wedges.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 61 course
- Total length of 3,846 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 59 from the back tees
- Course slope of 91 from the back tees
- Three sets of tees per hole