Like painting a portrait or fixing a computer, completing a round of golf is always more impressive when it’s done in the pouring rain. Enjoy equally impressive fair-weather fores with today’s Groupon: for $179, you get a VIP golf package at Copper Mill Golf Club in Zachary (up to a $1,030 total value). The package includes the following:
- 10 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $43 value each). For each round, customers must pay a mandatory cart fee of $17 that is not covered in this Groupon.
- 10 one-hour small-group golf lessons (a $60 value each)
- 10 complimentary medium buckets of driving-range balls<p>
The Old World charm of a links-style layout and the verdant beauty of the Cypress Bayou coalesce on Copper Mill Golf Club’s challenging 6,866-yard, par 72 course. Prepare for the course’s ball-ensnaring native grasses and deep pot bunkers with 10 one-hour small-group lessons from Bubby Saucier, who draws from more than 35 years of experience to help pupils master the game’s essential techniques and better understand life from a flagstick’s perspective. Aspiring aces also get 10 18-hole rounds at the Scotland-inspired course, affording them multiple chances to grapple with challenging monoliths such as the 632-yard, par 5 12th hole—aptly named “Odyssey”—where players must rope drives into a narrow, water-kissed fairway as it bends left on its way to a green treacherously fortified by deep bunkers and a ball-hungry lake. Ten medium buckets of driving-range balls further facilitate game-honing devotion, and players can begin to mentally prepare for the course’s intimidating mounds and wisecracking oak trees by taking a virtual course tour and studying the club’s dress code.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72, links-style course * Unique layout with six par 3s, six par 4s, and six par 5s * Length of 6,866 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.0 from the farthest tees * Slope of 131 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Scorecard<p>
Copper Mill Golf Club’s rates vary throughout the day, week, and season.
Spring Hill Golf Course
Originally built in 1930, Spring Hill Golf Course spans 6,665 yards of kempt fairways lined by mature trees and interspersed water hazards. The par 72 course snakes through the charming Spring Hill College campus, challenging golfers with subtle elevation changes, six ponds, and rogue professors interrogating passersby about the lost history of the mashie niblick. The driving range prepares golfers for their 18-hole odyssey, which begins with an unforgiving first hole—a 435-yard par 4 rated the course's most difficult.
PGA professional Shane Allen oversees the stately grounds, employing digital video analysis in lessons for juniors, adults, and caddies desperate to determine their most intimidating post-putt howl.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,665 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 71.3 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options