Sampling many different golf courses helps players learn to tackle unexpected challenges, such as golf-cart speed limits and sand-trap mirages of Arnold Palmer’s legendary golden tee. Round out your game with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a one-year membership to Empire Golf Club (a $29.95 value).
Empire Golf Club’s web-based model of membership doesn’t limit members to the confines of one course, but instead tees up opportunities for discounted reservations at private, resort, and daily fee courses in the capital district of New York, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Participating courses include Top of the World Golf Resort in Lake George and prime Vermont courses such as Manchester Country Club and The Golf Club at Equinox. Through Empire Golf Club’s website, members can register to participate in biweekly tournaments, biweekly social golf days, and biweekly ball re-dimpling socials. Golfers can also take advantage of the deal of the week, which sends members on discounted getaways to golf resorts strewn across the Northeast. Associated with both the USGA and the New York State Golf Association, Empire Golf Club flaunts NYSGA club membership for its members and helps them establish their USGA handicap rating and locate the latest in tiny plaid-pencil technology.
Empire Golf Club
Empire Golf Club grants its members discounted access to golf at eight participating courses, private events, tournaments, and instruction from PGA pros. Players hone their skills by playing such notable courses as Saratoga National Golf Club, named the 17th best course in the state by Golf Digest, and Olde Kinderhook, a top-100 course in the nation according to Golfweek. Members can also put competitive energy to good use at tournaments held throughout the year, or recruit other players for group outings or to resurrect the lost art of 1-iron swordfights.:m]]