Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game in which they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an 18-hole golf round for two, a cart rental, and a large bucket of range balls (up to a $80.15 value) at Eagle Valley Golf Club, located on St. Paul Avenue.
Draping its emerald splendour over picturesque property, this 18-hole golf course incorporates a parkland setting seamlessly into its sinuous design, accentuating the course's natural rolling terrain with moss-freckled ponds and pockets of purple flowers. Before approaching the tee, shooters can drain a large bucket of practice balls at the facility's driving range, a 25-station plank that is peppered with yardage markers so golfers can track their progress or skewer elephantine vegetables (an $8 value). Novice hitters and seasoned swingers alike marvel at the course's assorted favours and demands, enlisting an arsenal of versatile clubs throughout their round to negotiate Eagle Valley's whimsical track and stringent economic policy.
Though small, guarded greens challenge tee parties to a game of patience and precision on the front nine, the course's back nine demand a synthesis of skill and strategy as fertile hills and valleys threaten to disrupt birdie hunters' pursuit of the evasive eagle (18 holes of golf, $26 per person). A complimentary cart escorts iron wielders along a tree-lined fairway, expediting their efforts to beguile tempestuous sand dunes and create curious crop circles (up to a $30 value). After tallying strokes and penalties, players can replenish their stomachs at spirits at On the Green, Eagle Valley's barbecue-and-beverage depot.
2334 St. Paul Ave.
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6S4Get Directions