The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned in the head by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $14, you get 18 holes of golf and a cart at Choctaw Creek Golf Course (up to a $29 total value).
Club swingers of all ages, shoe sizes, and handicaps strike out for golf-ball gold by lining up for Choctaw Creek’s 18 professionally maintained fairways, bunkers, and pins. Whether puttering along on a relaxing weekend round ($19) or taking advantage of a sick day during the week ($18), players can merrily maneuver around sand traps and whirl onto tree-lined true-rolling greens until they're as skillful as a helicopter pilot landing on a ping pong table. Choctaw Creek meanders through the front nine, forcing players both novice and veteran to compute the risk of an unwanted splashdown on abacuses strung with lucky golf balls. Cart rentals ($10) offer easy transportation across the rolling course, with regular battery-powered and sonic jet-propelled models available.
As you wander along in search of spheroids, pay attention to course policies by wearing proper attire, repairing ball marks, and keeping outbursts of frustration under 90 decibels. After sinking your last ball into the last hole’s dimpled globule collector, enjoy a refreshing lunch of sandwiches, soups, salads, and remorse at the Creekside Grill.
Choctaw Creek Golf Course
Guiding golfers along a lush chlorophyll carpet that stretches for 6,524 yards from the back tees, the course at Choctaw Creek challenges all oncomers with tight, tree-lined fairways and treacherous approaches into elevated greens. The course's titular creek snakes its way through seven holes of the front nine, demanding cautious attention from golfers wary of the unplayable lies and amphibious gophers likely hiding in its murky depths. The back nine demands precise bifurcation of narrow fairways, lest drives stray into the fairway-lining foliage or greenside bunkers. After golfers work up ravenous appetites over 18 holes, the Creekside Grill stands at the ready to refuel them with sandwiches and house-made soups.
Course at a Glance:
6,524 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 71.2 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 118 from the farthest tees
Four tee options