Since great aunts cannot resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands—defeating them once and for all. Drive dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's deal: for $59, you get a “member for the day” package including 18 holes of golf with a cart (a $151 value, tax included) and lunch (an $8 value) at the private Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia. Today's Groupon also includes greens fees for a future round of golf at the nearby Regency Golf Club (a $40 value); however, it does not include the $18 mandatory cart fee at Regency Golf Club.
The Arnold Palmer signature designed course at the private Dominion Valley Country Club features 18 holes and fulfills Arnold Palmer's vision of integrating golf design into the surrounding terrain. The 7,000-yard golfing gauntlet (measured from the back tees) challenges both new swingers and skilled clubsmen on a course that incorporates natural elevation changes, fairways hugged by rows of trees, and a bevy of wetland hazards that will leave golf balls as wet as a puppy that fell into a dunk tank. Lunch on the day of play includes a deli sandwich or hot dog, a bag of chips, and a fountain soda. To play, golfers must garb up in golfing-specific gear instead of catcher's masks or pants made out of hockey pucks.
Rematches on similar but neutral terrain are possible at the Regency, another of Arnold Palmer's prolific course designs. At the base of the Bull Run Mountains, the course complements the bovine-sprinting peaks with wide, lush fairways. Multiple tees and generous landing areas appeal to players of all abilities, not just those who need only a little space to land the game's signature dimpled orbs.
Today's deal is valid after 10 a.m. Tuesday–Thursday, Friday before noon, and after 2 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Collared shirts are required. No denim, cargo shorts, or metal spikes. You must schedule your tee time seven days in advance.