Though the Scottish shepherds who invented golf liked it for its challenges, Scottish sheep liked it because it gave them ample time to nap in shepherds’ pickup trucks. Find your own reason to enjoy golf with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get 18 holes of golf with a cart rental at Malibu Golf Club in Malibu (up to a $100 value).
Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Golf Club’s verdant fairways flow between canyon walls and cascade over dramatic elevation drops that give way to rugged vistas. Before teeing off, golfers can warm up by chipping complimentary practice balls onto a practice green or firing off full-swing shots into a netted backdrop. From the first tee, golfers send shots over a narrow uphill fairway wrapped by pines and palm trees before settling into the challenging championship course. Bending drives around arching doglegs and weaving approach shots between green-hugging bunkers, golfers must remain focused amid the mesmerizing views of brown rolling hillsides dabbed with green brush and vibrantly colored flowers signed by a local artist. Before turning toward the back nine, players are tested by a par 4 ninth hole, which demands an accurate tee shot to set up an approach across a water hazard bordered by thick rough populated by the skeletons of wayward balls and one desiccated bocce jack.
Malibu Golf Club at a Glance:
- Par 72
- Three sets of tees
- Length of 6,614 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 72.6 from the back tees
- Slope rating of 132 from the back tees<p>
Malibu Golf Club’s prices vary throughout the day and week.