Like the seedpod of the sacred lotus, golf courses are filled with holes and cause feelings of euphoria when chewed. Swing with blissful confidence with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a one-hour golf lesson at Eagle Point Golf Club, located off Highway 280 (a $70 value).
Golf instructor Jon Oliver has given over 5,000 lessons to wobbly neophytes and tour pros alike, using video motion analysis and close instruction to reduce convoluted swings to clean, simple strokes. After using video motion analysis to record the plaid-trousered ghosts jovially nudging golfers' arms out of alignment, Oliver dispels them by teaching repeatable swing strategies and short game techniques. Following a score-dropping 60-minute session, both confident drivers and insecure putters will walk taller over the bentgrass greens of Eagle Point Golf Club’s 18-hole, par 71 course. Impress jaded fairway squirrels by learning the proper setup and backswing for your club's formal introduction to the ball, topping your swing with an elegant follow-through worthy of European ballet. Oliver’s blog gives helpful tips on trajectory control and when to plant your old golf balls to grow a garden of springtime sand wedges and nine irons.
Eagle Point Golf Club
The 18 holes of Eagle Point Golf Club wind around tall forest groves and water hazards that come into play on six holes. Playing to a par of 71, the course requires golfers to steel their nerves as they size up their golf balls on the bermuda-grass fairways and execute a few key shots. These include the approach into a sand-surrounded green on the 7th hole and the tee shot entirely over water on the par 3 15th—as well as the final putt on the 18th hole, without which the round would never end.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 17 course
- Total length of 6,493 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 70.1 from the back tees
- Course slope of 119 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole
4500 Eagle Point Dr.
Birmingham, Alabama 35242Get Directions