The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 18 holes of golf with a cart and range balls at Avalon Golf Links in Burlington, Washington (up to a $78.99 value, including tax).
Praised by CityVoters as the best course in western Washington, Avalon Golf Links beguiles golf lovers with three gorgeous nine-hole hideaways, soothing world-weary putt-folk with the vistas of one of Washington’s most beautiful courses. Today’s deal allows duffers to fire off a large bag of range balls (a $6 value), then mount a trusty four-wheeled golfmobile (up to a $15 value) and set off across 18 of Avalon’s glorious holes, armed with their wits and the wise counsel of their favorite pitching wedge (up to a $52 value; rates vary depending on season and day of the week). Groupon holders will tee off on two of three immaculate courses, including the tight and divine West Nine, the deliciously fairwayed South Nine, and the noble North Nine, beloved for its challenging, undulating grounds where no two holes play alike. (Opt to play all three for an additional $15.) Centrally located between Seattle and Vancouver, Avalon sports panoramic views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges.
Avalon Golf Links' rates fluctuate throughout the season; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Avalon Golf Links
Praised by CityVoters as the best course in western Washington, Avalon Golf Links lays out three nines that offer eye-pleasing glimpses of the Skagit Valley below. Though each nine conceals its own unique set of obstacles, every 1 of the 27 holes place golfers amid a picturesque sweep of Northwestern flora, challenging them to bend shots around towering evergreens and send drives screaming against the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade ranges. The North Nine bookends the toughest stretch on the course in holes four through seven, a rigorous test requiring approaches as steady as the hand of a neurosurgeon playing Operation. Though short in comparison, the West Nine is notable for its tight fairways and frequent East-to-West orientation, yielding panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains. The South Nine punishes poor approaches with challenging greens, where balls frequently run away from their owners when struck too firmly or distracted by a particularly attractive goose egg.
After testing mind and body over 18 holes, Avalon's Sweet Bite Cafe stands at the ready to refuel tuckered-out golfers with breakfast served starting at 7:30 a.m. on weekends and sandwiches served starting at 11 a.m.
Course at a Glance:
Three nine-hole, par 36 courses
Total length up to 6,803 yards from the back tees
Course rating up to 72.3 from the back tees
Course slope up to 126 from the back tees
Four sets of tees
Designed by Robert Muir Graves