Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor’s statue garden. Control your projectile’s path with today’s Groupon: for $179, you get a VIP package at the Country Club of Orange Park (up to a $940 value). The package includes:
- 10 one-hour small-group golf lessons (a $75 value each).
- Five 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $38 value each; players must pay a $12 cart fee for each round).
Boasting an 18-hole championship-style golf course and a golf school helmed by experienced professionals, Country Club of Orange Park helps duffers hone swings on and off the course. Cure chronic slices or the putting yips with the help of former PGA Tour pro Charles Raulerson and assistant instructor David Ven Vertloh. During small-group lessons of less than 10 students, Charles focuses on the simplistic but crucial elements of posture, alignment, and technique to help pupils on their path to mastering the subtle art-science of the golf swing. Charles also draws from a professional career that included three PGA Championship berths, several International Tour victories, and earning global renown for matching plaid with argyle.
Armed with their VIP pass, fairway farers can test newly learned concepts at the Club’s par 72 course, a 7,048-yard labyrinth of emerald fairways cutting through scenic wetlands. The course’s layout places a high premium on the long ball, but its length is tempered by a selection of five tee boxes and generous greens that provide large landing areas that secretly try to donate unruly ball markers to charity. Water hazards threaten the life forces of misguided orbs on 14 holes, most notably on the par 4 fourth hole, where an aquatic abyss threatens drives alongside the left of the fairway and second shots must carry water to reach the green.
Country Club of Orange Park’s rates vary throughout the week.