Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon. For $35, you get a one-month Player Development Program membership (a $39 value) plus one round of golf with green fee and cart fee (a $25 value) at Continental Golf Course in Scottsdale. This Groupon expires in three months, so be sure to activate it before it curdles in the discount carton. Your one-month membership includes the following benefits:
- Discounted rates for rounds ($15 plus tax per round throughout the month; includes green and cart fees)
- Access to weekly lesson clinics (scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 p.m.–6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.–10 a.m.)
- Unlimited range balls
- Unlimited access to the practice facilities
- 15% off purchases at the pro shop
A picturesque place to practice and perform, the Continental Golf Course hosts a par 60 course plus a slew of amenities including chipping greens, a 300-yard driving range, a smoothly sloped putting green, and Mulligan’s Grill—where golfers can refuel their sport tanks pre- or post-strokes. Today’s deal for a month-long membership grants guests access to a majority of these amenities, ideal for refining rusty golf skills into a freshly WD-40'd ball-whacking machine.
Four Yahoo! Travelers give Continental Golf Course an average of four stars:
Continental Golf Course
Palm fronds rustle in the breeze at Continental Golf Course, where players traverse a lush landscape of Bermuda grass under the gaze of a picturesque mountain peak in the distance. Designed by Greg H. Nash and Jeff D. Hardin, the relatively short layout surrounds two lakes, with water coming into play on multiple holes. On the 360-yard ninth hole—the course’s second most difficult—a narrow fairway leads to a small green protected by a right-side bunker and feral golf carts picketing for caddy status. The course's most challenging hole, the par-4 18th, presents a 340-yard dogleg right replete with intersecting waterways at the bend. Although the course lacks par 5s, the diverse landscape presents challenges for golfers of all stripes, from greenhorns to green-jacket holders.
Before or after rounds, golfers can refuel at the restaurant or drop by the driving range to stretch out their swings or employ the sage wisdom of an on-site golf pro during lessons.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-60 course
- Length of 3,766 yards
- Course rating of 58.4
- Slope rating of 85
- See the scorecard