Hitting a hole-in-one is one of golf’s most impressive feats, second only to dunking. Show off your athletic swinging skills with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a golf outing for two including cart rental at Emerald Isle Golf in Oceanside (up to a $60 value).
Located between San Diego and Los Angeles, Emerald Isle Golf's par 56 executive course spans 2,452 yards of verdant alleyways hemmed by mature arbors. The relatively short course gives avid golfers and weekend hackers alike a beautiful setting in which to hone their midrange and approach shots on 16 par 3s and two par 4s, giving errant drivers a timeout for their disruptive play. Test iron approaches, tricky wedge shots, and glamorous high-fives around two natural lakes that come into play on four holes. The 163-yard par 3 third hole is the course's most difficult, presenting a forced carry over a lake that demands precise iron play or a quarterback's arm for the ball to reach the green. The facility also features a full grass driving range, pro shop, and snack bar.
Emerald Isle Golf
Two large lakes glisten in the sunlight as they cast reflections of the towering trees. At Emerald Isle Golf's 18-hole executive course, the lakes form a nucleus that is surrounded by 16 par 3s and two par 4s. Players must blast soaring shots over the lakes on four separate occasions, unless they’re able to retrieve golf balls with golf-bag scuba tanks and 9-iron snorkels. Prior to a round, golfers can get a feel for putting speed on the practice green and warm up at the full-grass practice range.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 56 course
* Total length of 2,452 yards from the back tees
* Course rating of 72 from the back tees
* Course slope of 113 from the back tees
* Three sets of tees per hole