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What You'll Get
Playing a round of golf is a contest between man and nature, much like betting a tree it can't drink a gallon of milk. Pit yourself against the elements with today's Groupon to The Club at Blackthorne in Jeanette. Choose between the following options:
For $28, you get a golf package for two people, which includes a nine-hole round of golf and cart rental (up to a $72 value).
For $45, you get a golf package for two people, which includes two nine-hole rounds (18 total holes) and cart rental (up to a $122 value).
Two Groupons may be purchased for either deal to make it a foursome.
The Arnold Palmer Design Company’s course challenges golfers throughout nine semi-private holes ornamented with waving tall grass, fountain-sprinkled ponds, and fairways flanked by timbered guardians. Elusive pins hide behind obstacles such as the second hole’s four bunkers, which protect a kidney-shaped green containing a gallbladder-shaped hole. Further up the course, a dogleg fifth hole goads brave hitters into cresting cherry trees and reaching the green in one, while the multi-tiered final fairway leads orbs over a 200-yard lake and six granular bunkers. At the turn, club swingers can drive their cart across the same nine-holes in reverse so their dads will never know they took the day off to play golf.
The Club at Blackthorne’s rates fluctuate throughout the season.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Club at Blackthorne
The nine-hole course at The Club at Blackthorne stretches for nearly 3,000 yards of expansive fairways and receptive greens designed by Palmer Course Design Company, Arnold Palmer’s namesake firm. Players tee off on the 400-yard par 4 first hole—with the eighth, one of just two holes 400 yards or longer—sending their golf balls flying against a horizon dominated by the Laurel Mountains in the distance. The fifth hole’s huge arc of a dogleg presents golfers with a classic risk/reward shot off the tee, much like hitting shots over a pool of lava onto a green made of chocolate. Golfers can attempt to fly the cherry trees in hopes of reaching the green in one stroke—thereby risking a tight lie in the fescue grasses—or they can lay up near the fairway bunker for a short iron shot into the green. The signature ninth hole demands similar theatrics, as a lake and six bunkers team up to force a 200-yard carry just to reach the fairway, and an elevated green renders approach shots trickier than their short length might indicate.
Course at a Glance:
- Nine-hole, par 33 course
- Total length of 2,947 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 68.4 from the back tees
- Course slope of 135 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole