Golf is one of the few sports in which players can compete against themselves, along with paddleball and seeing how many potatoes they can eat. Watch players put themselves to the test with this GrouponLive deal to The Great Waterway Classic at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course, which takes place September 3–9. See the schedule for a list of tournament events, which start between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. each day. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two one-day passes, valid Thursday or Friday (a $20 value).
- For $20, you get two weekend passes, valid Saturday and Sunday (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get two Saturday passes to the Coors Light Zone (a $50 value).
- For $25, you get two Sunday passes to the Coors Light Zone (a $50 value).<p>
To access the Coors Light Zone, attendees must already have a general-admission ticket. The Coors Light Zone, is a VIP gallery perched at the 12th hole that gives attendees a fantastic view of the competitors as they play the hole. The VIP zone’s Coors Light girls keep spectators company, and a cash bar keeps spirits high. Past players have included Mike Weir and Stephen Ames, and this year’s group includes Brad Revell, two-time Ontario Junior Champion, and David Byrne, the youngest competitor on the Golf Channel’s Big Break Indian Wells, as well as a three-time Ontario Match Play Champion.
Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course
Boyd Barr sculpted the award-winning links at Smuggler’s Glen’s Golf Course by incorporating the natural surroundings of white pines, granite cliffs, and wild fescue. Bunkers lined with Hutchinson white sand and bentgrass greens create a target-style course whose natural beauty often distracts from the omnipresent challenges. Drastic elevation changes, rocky outcroppings, and fast greens can make golf balls dizzy if not putted with the proper speed and room for breaks. Watery graves await errant shots in the form of streams and ponds—the 4th, 5th, and 6th holes even incorporate the wetlands of an environmentally protected biosphere. This nature-friendly design means players often encounter hawks, foxes, and untamed golf carts grazing the land.
PGA instructors at the Smuggler’s Glen Academy can provide golfers with corrective advice to improve swing mechanics and course-management skills. Players who have triumphed over the course’s front nine can stop at the clubhouse’s BBQ Express to fuel up with a tasty snack before tackling the back nine. Those who want heartier fare can wait until they finish their round and mosey down to The Club House Grill, whose 180-degree wraparound deck overlooks the St. Lawrence River and the first tee, letting diners watch as golfers test out experimental wooden-spoon 3-woods.
Course at a Glance: