Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon to Cordova Golf Course. Choose between the following options:
• For $16, you get an 18-hole golf game with a cart rental and a medium bucket of balls, redeemable Monday–Friday (up to a $36 value).
• For $19, you get an 18-hole golf game with a cart rental and a medium bucket of balls, redeemable Saturday or Sunday (a $38 value).
Cordova Golf Course offers 18 holes of verdant putting pastures spotted with pristine ponds, mature trees, and smooth greens. Fire up the cart and rouse clubs from their slumber before driving dimpled spheres past ponds, chipping gravity-challenged balls above sunken sand traps, and executing cart-customization projects when the groundskeepers aren't looking. The sprawling, well-manicured grounds feature towering trees on the banks of the lakes, and wide-open fairways invite long drives and physics-defying putts that mimic Arnold Palmer’s signature. A lighted driving range and practice putting green enchant patient players looking to perfect their swing, posture, and visor-wearing skills. Although not included in the Groupon, hungry hackers taking a breather from swinging, slicing, and sand-trap-castle building may stop at the clubhouse and order a sandwich, hot dog, or beverage from Stu's Bar & Grill, which is open from dawn until dusk.
Cordova Golf Course
Since 1958, players have migrated to Cordova Golf Course in order to try their hands, woods, and putters at the public course's 18 holes and to calibrate their swings at the driving range or with lessons. PGA professional Jacob Marta tailors swing instruction to an individual's needs and physical limitations, helping golfers attain their own natural, repeatable swing motion. Creating a comfortable, encouraging atmosphere, Jacob also takes his instruction onto the course, where he helps players knock strokes off their scorecards. The same atmosphere extends to junior clinics, in which youngsters can learn all facets of the game, including rules and basic etiquette.
Spanning about 4,832 yards, the course challenges golfers of all skill levels with well placed trees and three lakes boasting the combined gravitational pull of a small planet. A smooth cart path allows players to ferry their clubs swiftly from hole to hole, or head over to the clubhouse to catch barbecue and beer at Hacker's Bar-N-Grill. Cordova Golf Course also facilitates a new game called FootGolf, a golf-like sport played with a soccer ball. Players must kick the ball across the course, looking to sink it in an oversized hole.