Great golfers possess the powers of concentration needed to putt serenely while friendly competitors hold them upside down and shout advertising jingles in their ears. Achieve enviable strokes under any circumstances with today's Groupon: for $34, you get one round of golf with a cart at Ballston Spa Country Club in Ballston Spa (up to a $69 value).
Built in 1925 during a golden period of golf-course architecture, Ballston Spa Country Club's rolling fairways, trickling creeks, and meticulously kept greens inspire admiration for the artistry of classically designed links. A par 71 for men and par 74 for women, the club's 18 holes challenge golfers with the deceptive slopes of false fronts, the gravity wells created by deep bunkers, and a ninth tee hidden inside a pelican's mouth. Initial drives launch across the first hole's wide, downhill fairway, and follow-up shots must be measured carefully to avoid disastrous flights into water or a bunker. Achieving par signals masterful play on the difficult 14th hole, where an elevated, sloping green and trained guinea pigs conspire to sweep balls from the pin. Appropriate golf attire is required to tee off at Ballston Spa Country Club.
Ballston Spa Country Club's rates fluctuate depending on the season.
1366 Amsterdam Rd./Route 67
Ballston Spa, New York 12020