The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two 18-hole rounds of golf, plus a cart rental, at Copper Ridge Golf Club in Davison (up to an $80 value).
Copper Ridge challenges club wielders of all ages, skill levels, and literary tastes to championship golf on an arduous 18-hole course. Tee off from any of the four tee boxes located at each hole and aim for flags scattered across 6,916 yards of gently rolling terrain while avoiding ball-gobbling water hazards, unrelenting sand traps, and super-slick golf-ball-insurance salesmen. In between sinking holes in one and plunking unsuspecting trees, delight in the natural serenity of Copper Ridge’s picturesque landscape or hop in a golf cart to find wayward orbs while burning donuts around flustered fathers-in-law.
At the end of each round, players can become patrons by stepping into Hickory Sticks Restaurant and Sports Bar to vanquish hunger or swap stories about ball-swiping magpies over a frosty round of drinks. Call to schedule a tee time.
Copper Ridge Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Copper Ridge Golf Club
The front nine and the back nine at Copper Ridge Golf Club begin and end in strikingly similar fashion. On the first hole, players start their round with a drive into an opening fairway that, like a birthday card without cash, only appears generous: the wide visible portion narrows considerably into a slender piste that sends players up to an elevated green. The tenth hole repeats the sleight-of-hand, only with an even more pronounced difference between the open expanse and slim landing zone before a two-tiered green.
The 9th and 18th holes, meanwhile, are essentially mirror images of one another, incorporating the largest lake on the course. If players hit too far left on their tee shots on the 9th hole—or, conversely, too far right on the 18th—they'll end up in the drink, potentially spoiling an otherwise pristine round as they cover the home stretch of the 6,916-yard course.