What You'll Get
Golf balls lost to water hazards adapt quickly to their new environment, sprouting fins and gills to help fend off the advances of nearsighted pearl-seeking clams. Keep things high, dry, and on the green with today's Groupon: for $189, you get three rounds of golf and 10 small group lesson clinics at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to a $1,222 value, prices vary seasonally). This Groupon does not include the $25 cart fee per round of golf. Plotted by internationally renowned course cartographers Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest, Bolingbrook Golf Club unlocks the treasures of championship golf with its public course. Linksmen hit the hills of Bolingbrook's rolling turf, clubbing through challenging course features including a 600-yard par 5, picturesque island green, and warring armies of bunker crabs. Groupon holders suss out stroke scariness with 10 one-hour lessons, joining rehabilitated duffers for sessions on course know-how ranging from swing analysis to how to tell which golf balls are edible.
Golfweek named Bolingbrook Golf Club one of the best courses to play at in 2009 and Golf World readers listed it as one of the top 50 public courses in 2009. Four Yelpers give Bolingbrook Golf Club an average of 3.5 stars. More than 870 Facebookers are fans of the course.
- The main course is long and open so big hitters will enjoy the links style and can generally hit away without fear. – cliff s., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation req'd for clinics; rounds may be scheduled up to 24 hours in advance. Rounds valid anytime Mon-Fri and after 11am on weekends and holidays. $25 cart fee per person per round. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bolingbrook Golf Club
A stone-lined fountain mists in front of Bolingbrook Golf Club’s 76,000-square-foot clubhouse, foreshadowing the 18-hole golf course that teems with pristine water features. Designed by prolific design team Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest—whose footprint of original courses spans the globe—the 7,104-yard layout plays alongside seven lakes that impede passage on multiple holes, including a par 3 with a true island green that players can access only by footbridge or buoyant golf bag. A particularly challenging course with a par 5 that's 600 yards when played from the farthest tees, the layout levels the fairways for players of all abilities with five tee options. Alongside the course, PGA Master Teaching Professional Carl Rabito—who was named one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 instructors—oversees the club’s driving range and Rabito Golf Academy, using techniques rooted in biomechanics, physiology, and anatomy, which helps players nurture their relationships with each wood, wedge, or hard-hitting spatula. The space includes grass tee and short-game areas, with lights on for night practice through the end of September, and a driving range with bent grass tees, 65 hitting stations, and 12 target greens. A clubhouse with men’s and women’s locker rooms and a full-service restaurant is available to maximize comfort and convenience during visits to the club.
That restaurant, the Nest Bar & Grill, breathes out a nearly regal opulence in deep red carpeting and upholstery, rich wooden fixtures and furnishings, and a roaring fireplace with a tiny crown on top. It's the perfect place for a wedding, a bridal shower, a business meeting, or even just a hearty meal of gourmet cuisine. Those entrees include pork chops with peach-ginger chutney, baby back ribs in a bourbon barbecue sauce, and plump scallops doused in white wine and herb sauce.
Course at a Glance:
- Designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Length of 7,104 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 73.8 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options