Originally played on horseback, golf’s equestrian conveyances went out of style due to the rise of the golf cart and a global scarcity of argyle-print saddles. Loop horse-free links with today’s Groupon: for $189, you get a golf package at Grande Pines Golf Course (up to a $1,150 total value). The package includes:
- 5 rounds of golf (up to an $80 value each)
- 10 one-hour golf clinics (a $75 value each)<p>
Before each round, pupils must pay a mandatory $19 cart fee that is not included in this Groupon.
Designed by renowned golf-course architect Steve Smyers and golf legend Nick Faldo, Grande Pines’ 18-hole, par 72 course spans 7,012 yards of emerald fairways and cerulean waterways. Natural arbors, cavernous bunkers, and encroaching water hazards conspire to form a triumvirate of tee-to-green treachery deftly integrated throughout the course. Myriad hazards force golfers to make frequent course-management decisions, such as when to lay up, when to go for the green, and how to mollify the escalating rivalry between sand wedge and pitching wedge.
Players must pay a cart fee before each round, providing them with a ball-seeking conveyance and the benefits of ProLink yardage technology, a cart feature that tells golfers the distances to each green and the whereabouts of intervening hazards. Players can conquer the grassy monolith with skills honed during their 10 one-hour clinics taught by instructors squired in the Nick Faldo golf philosophy. No class exceeds 10 pupils in size, ensuring students receive ample attention as they learn to artfully control orbs with their irons, woods, and telekinesis.
Course at a Glance * Designed by Steve Smyers and Nick Faldo * Total distance of 7,012 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 74.1 from the farthest tees * Slope of 143 from the farthest tees * Four tee options available