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 $49 you get one round of golf with cart rental, a large bucket of driving-range balls, and a Golfer's Lunch at one of three DC area golf courses (up to a $115 value). Redeem today's deal at one of the following courses:
Interspersed with rolling hills, meandering woods, and rippling water obstacles, each of these featured courses provides a challenging round for golfers of any skill level. Designed by renowned course architect and Jack Nicklaus-protégé David Heatwole, 1757's par 70 layout rewards crafty shots made on deceptively subtle greens and around towering brick barriers camouflaged to match the surrounding foliage. 1757's practice facility drills drivers with more than 100 hitting stations of grass and synthetic SportTurf tees, as well as a full short-game training area complete with facsimile fairways, bunkers, and greens. The Virginia Oaks course, considered one of Virginia's most difficult, was designed in 1995 by putting-placement legend P.B. Dye, challenging players with a narrow 18 holes rounded out by artfully placed obstacles. Home to a Nike Golf Learning Center, Reston National provides an accessible environment for players to learn and perfect their strokes away from the incessant creaking of rickety mini-golf windmills.
Along with driving the included rental cart, wedge wielders loosen up their swing with a large bucket of range balls before the round and end the day with a premade Golfer's Lunch at the course's clubhouse to restore energy spent sifting through sand traps. Groupon customers can also sign up for a Capital Area Golf Membership and receive a $100 gift card to their home course if membership is signed up for on the day the Groupon is redeemed. The membership provides unlimited or discounted green and cart fees, advance reservations, and reduced rates for merchandise, guest rounds, and pin-echolocation lessons.
Courses' rates fluctuate throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.