Golf club designers often consult aerospace engineers to fulfill dreams of experimental-alloy drivers and converting the solar system into a nine-hole executive course. Take your game to the next frontier with today’s Groupon to Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get an 18-hole round of golf for two including cart rental (up to a $90 value).
- For $89, you get an 18-hole round of golf for four including cart rental (up to a $180 value).<p>
Cleaved into a verdant expanse populated with 20-year-old cypress trees and 17 tranquil ponds, Cypress Lakes Country Club’s 18-hole course tumbles across 6,556 yards of challenging tee-to-green terrain. Waterways and wetlands complicate play on virtually every hole throughout the pristine par 72, giving advantage to players who can confidently select the right club to clear a forced carry or bribe gullible waterfowl to extract their sunken balls. Well-manicured bermuda grass supplies eminent playability to both the fairways and the greens, which at times appear as narrow landing strips in a course populated by so much water. By the end of the round, linksmen become callous to water’s intimidating ripples, allowing them to trace a towering drive over the aquatic forced carry that stands in front of the 18th tee, setting up a second shot that could allow players to tap in for a stunning birdie or three-putt for a breathtaking double bogey to conclude the round with dramatic flair.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Bermuda-grass fairways and greens * Length of 6,556 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.9 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 126 from the farthest tees * Link to scorecard<p>
Though Cypress Lakes Country Club sometimes offers discounted rates online, this Groupon is still the best deal around.