When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get a golf outing for two at Charbonneau Golf Club in Wilsonville (up a $123 total value). The outing includes the following:
- An 18-hole round of golf for two (up to a $34 value per person)
- A cart rental (a $12 value per person)
- Two large buckets of range balls (a $16 value)
- A $15 gift card for pro-shop merchandise<p>
A 27-hole golfer’s Valhalla, Charbonneau’s three nine-hole courses meander through lush woodland terrain and scenic waterways. Duos can dial in their swing with a practice session at the club’s driving range, where natural grass hitting areas accurately emulate course conditions while making scathing remarks about the vapid nature of synthetic turf. From there, club-toting compatriots embark on an odyssey across the tree-lined fairways of two of the three nine-hole courses, the longest of which—the yellow nine and green nine—join forces to create a 4,261-yard par 62 chain of tee-to-green enjoyment in expedited form. Though the sprawling course lacks any par 5s, a variety of lengthy par 3s and four par 4s exceeding 300 yards will challenge the tee-shot fortitude of golfers who target pins from the longest tees. Encroaching waters on six holes call out like Sirens to wedge-wielding passersby, demanding confident swings and precise shots to protect the sacred life force of dimpled sidekicks.
Before or after on-course conquests, players can sidle through the fully-stocked pro shop and put their $15 gift cards toward merchandise from brands including Titleist, Srixon, and Callaway and upgrade to new duffer-designed duds ($15–$50) or put underperforming orbs on notice with a new sleeve of balls ($15 or less).
Course at a Glance * 27-hole tree-lined golf complex * Can combine any two nines for 18-hole round * Maximum 18-hole length of 4,261 yards from farthest tees * Water comes in play on six holes * Three tee options available
Charbonneau Golf Club
Charbonneau Golf Club cloaks the tree-studded countryside with three executive-length, nine-hole courses. The 18-hole course combination that presents the longest total yardage—the yellow nine and the green nine—presents 4,261 yards of tee-to-green challenges. Though there are no par 5s on any of the courses, a variety of lengthy par 3s and four par 4s that exceed 300 yards will present various difficulties for golfers playing from the longest tees. Water hazards come into play on six of the 27 holes, adding variety to the course’s natural hazards of thick tree-lines and quicksand bunkers. Before rounds, golfers can warm up at a practice complex that includes a putting green, chipping area, and a large driving range.
Course at a Glance:
27-hole course complex
Can combine any two nines for an 18-hole round
Maximum length of 4,261 yards from farthest tees
Water comes in play on six holes
Three tee options