Every golf course goes through a rebellious phase, sprouting water hazards, obnoxious sand traps, or an anchor tattoo on its back nine. Tame a wild course with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a round of 18-hole golf for two people, cart rental, and two large baskets of range balls at Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Somerset (up to a $94 value).
The host of qualifier tournaments such as the 2010 Powerbilt Kentucky Open, Eagle’s Nest Country Club stymies and stimulates golf-ball punishers of all ages and abilities. Whirling spheres plunk softly down upon the course’s lush Bermuda fairways and bent-grass greens peppered with six water-crossed holes, numerous greenside bunkers, and the occasional quicksand pit, all set against a backdrop of wooded hills and scenic vistas. After warming up on the 300-yard driving range, players can traverse the course’s 6,344 total yards by way of mechanical carriage.
Eagle's Nest Country Club’s verdant green spaces prefer to be tread on only by soft-spike shoes, and the club enforces a dress code to ward off fashion faux pas, such as mixing and matching madras pants with a vest made of golf tees.
Eagle’s Nest Country Club’s rates fluctuate throughout the week.