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What You'll Get
In golf, birdie refers to one stroke under par, whereas eagle refers to the flying carnivores players trained to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon to Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $36, you get 18 holes of golf with pull carts for four (a $72 value).
- For $30, you get two hours in the Full Swing golf simulator (a $70 value).
- For $50, you get four hours in the Full Swing golf simulator (a $140 value).
The facilities at Bob O’Connor Golf Course strengthen swings through hi-tech indoor equipment and lush links for outdoor outings. On inclement, wintry days, club-swingers enter two or four hours with the Full Swing simulator, slicing through high-definition projections of more than 35 notable courses, including Pebble Beach, Pinehurst Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Interactive practice situations and multiple hitting surfaces challenge golfers to sharpen their swings in the dead of winter without fear of losing a limb to frostbite or abominable ground squirrels. Simulators track ball flight, speed, and distance in real time, recording launch angles that fly through a pixelated simulacrum of world-class courses.
For real-life adventures in birdie slaying, the Bob O’Connor Golf Course opens its par 67 course to quartets of lithe linksmen. Groups escape the city during 18 holes of club-swinging camaraderie, slicing through 51 acres of obstacles as they absorb metropolitan views. Pull carts carry bags of clubs, freeing up hands to drive dead-eye shots and high-five squealing golf balls as they fly by. Proceeds from the Bob O’Connor Golf Course benefit the local charity First Tee Pittsburgh, which strives to encourage good character, values, and healthy life choices in children through the game of golf.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person for 2-hour simulator option and golf outing option. Limit 2 per person for 4-hour simulator option. Limit 4 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park
Designed by Mark Ormison in 1897, the fairways of Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park sprawl over 51 acres and invite linksmen to frolic among foliage that has been flourishing for more than a century, while also gazing out on metropolitan views. Players find themselves challenged right from the get-go with a second hole that is also the toughest, but can strive for birdies at holes 8 and 17 to recover. At the 11th hole, golfers encounter a quirky rectangular green, whose geometric origins are likely found in a house having occupied the space long ago. The course is managed by the local charity The First Tee Pittsburgh, which strives to encourage good character, values, and healthy life choices in children through the game of golf, and proceeds from the course benefit its programs.
Before hitting the course, players can hone their form at the course’s driving range in good weather, take lessons with a Class A PGA professional, or strengthen their swings at the Full Swing simulator, which tracks ball flight, speed, and distance in real time. The simulator offers high-definition projections of more than 35 notable courses, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont Country Club, Pinehurst Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links, and lets golfers sharpen their swings in the dead of winter without fear of losing a limb to frostbite or abominable ground squirrels.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 67 course
- Length of 4,620 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 63.3 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 104 from the farthest tees
- See helpful course notes
- 18 hitting stations at driving range