Mulligans offer golfers a chance to redo the past, replaying bygone shots easier than trips through the country club’s time machine or memberships at the renaissance fair’s driving range. Hone golf strokes in real time with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get nine holes of golf for two (a $5 value for juniors, $8 for seniors, $10 for regular) and a large bucket of range balls (a $7 value) at Clear Creek Golf Center in Shelbyville (up to a $27 value). Cart fees ($6) are not included in today’s Groupon.
Clear Creek Golf Center spreads out a sprawling kingdom of flag-bedecked holes dotted across 1,700 yards of outstretched fairway and greens. Calibrated to challenge golfers of all stripes, the nine-hole course unfolds with a mix of six par 3 and three par 4 holes. Like three-legged races or bomb diffusing, the course is best explored in groups of two, as pairs of partners traverse the 2-mile scenic walk on their way from pin to pin. Before striding up to neatly packaged tee boxes, save swings from lurking slumps and warm up with a large bucket of balls, spraying shots across 285 yards of designated driving range. An artificial driving area, fairway sand bunker, and seven different target greens provide comfortable teeing areas, and a chipping-and-putting green keeps short games from developing a Napoleon complex and attempting to annex the clubhouse.
Clear Creek Golf Center offers a discount after 6 p.m.; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
717 Burks Branch Rd.
Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065