Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least one friend to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon to DeBell Golf Club in Burbank. Choose between the following options:
• For $45, you get a round of golf for two, plus a cart rental (up to a $90 value).
• For $90, you get a round of golf for four, plus two cart rentals (up to a $180 value).
Carved into the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains in 1959, DeBell Golf Club challenges golfers to shape swings around tight shots and hilly terrain, offering three different tees to accommodate varying skill levels. Majestic trees line each hole on the par-71 course, which sprawls across 5,633 yards (from the tips) of kikuyu grass and boasts a slope rating of 114 for golfers with legs of even length. Grab a friend, three friends, or two friends and one cardboard cut-out of Arnold Palmer to flaunt your bogey-evading skills on the well-manicured fairways, strictly adhering to the USGA rules that govern play. The club scorecard invites players to rate their experience in order to guarantee quality, and the online course layout offers tips and tricks for conquering each hole, such as mastering the back-to-front slopes on hole 7, or outsmarting the riddles of the fairway troll that guards the 18th green.
Groupon customers are welcome anytime Monday–Friday, or anytime after 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. After the game, refresh and refuel in the elegant lodge-like clubhouse grill to enjoy cocktails, garlic bread, and a beautiful view of the entire course. Or drop into the golf shop to pick up name-brand gear and rub elbows with other golfers and impeccably dressed clothing racks.
DeBell Golf Club
The picturesque 18-hole course at DeBell Golf Club spreads over the basin and hillsides of Wildwood Canyon, a craggy depression carved into the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains. The hardscrabble physical surroundings challenge golfers on every swing, whether they're shaping shots around tree-lined doglegs or walking barefoot uphill both ways to get to their ball.
Rising above the green strips of fairway kikuyu grass is the course clubhouse, which offers views of the weathered beauty of Wildwood Canyon Park beyond the course while also serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Canyon Grille.