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: for $30, you get nine holes of golf with cart rental for two at Sherwood Golf & Country Club in Sherwood Park (up to a $68 value).
Sherwood Golf & Country Club's nine holes scatter across the Sherwood Park countryside, inviting clubbers of all levels to clock in below par on the championship course. Guests tee off at hole one, smacking their pocked sphere 340 yards to the first target, admiring its speed as it whizzes past verdant environs with downtown Edmonton looming in the background. Keep golf balls from seeking early retirement in the white silica sand traps, hidden water hazards, and cascading waterfall accenting the course. An included golf-cart rental lets swingers skirt easily between each hole and stop by the many drive-thru burger windows sprinkled along the green.
Sherwood Golf & Country Club
With the Edmonton skyline stretched across the horizon, players scurry past tall pine trees and stone retaining walls as they conquer the nine-hole course at Sherwood Golf & Country Club. The 3,136-yard layout combines challenge and charm with a creek that intertwines throughout the course and a waterfall that sends water crashing earthward, creating a prime opportunity for a between-holes shower. Players that manage to keep their shots dry may not be out of trouble, as glimmering white silica-sand bunkers stand as stoic beaches around slick bentgrass greens. The par 36 design ends with back-to-back par 5s, the last measuring just 473 yards, giving golfers a chance to end their round with a birdie or golf-cart barrel roll before heading in to have a beer at the clubhouse.