Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game in which they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon at Bing Maloney Golf Course. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get two 30-minute private lessons (an $80 value).
- For $69, you get two 30-minute private lessons (up to an $80 value), a large bucket of balls (a $13 value) and club tune-up (a $50 value) (up to a $143 total value).
In private lessons held on actual greens, golfers of all skill levels can improve their game with guidance from an apprentice instructor. Evolving golfers can hone their craft with Professional Golfers Career College grad Jeff Kaiser, using any club of their choice and focusing on any phase of game play, from the delicate strategy of the short game to the adrenaline-fueled fervor of putting from a maple syrup-filled hazard. A 40-station night-lit driving range serves as an ideal launching pad for a brimming bucket of 130 range balls that can help to bolster big-swinging skills. During a thorough golf-club tune-up, a golf guru checks and adjusts the loft and lie of each club, installs grips if needed for additional fee, and activates the hidden switch that makes each driver sing the national anthem before each game.
Lessons take place on one of two practice greens on either side of the complex's well-stocked golf shop. Although not included in this deal, students can take newly honed games to the fairways on the beautiful oak-lined championship golf course designed by M.J. McDonaugh.
Bing Maloney Golf Course
In 1947, John B. “Bing” Maloney saw that the city of Sacramento had a golfing problem, and that he, as the superintendent of the city's recreation department, could fix it. The problem lay not with men shirking their familial responsibilities to squeeze in a round, nor with pastors cutting their sermons short in order to join their congregations on the range. Rather, the city's “principal problem,” as he called it, stemmed from the fact that the only existing course was a measly, overcrowded 9-hole layout—a disservice to the golfers of the community, who wanted a bona fide 18-hole loop. He took the matter up with city officials, presenting such a watertight case that they unanimously voted to not only build a new course, but name it after him. Thanks to Mr. Maloney's political strategizing and the design input of M.J. McDonaugh, former associate of the legendary course architect Alister MacKenzie, Bing Maloney Golf Course opened in 1952.
Today, the 125-acre site welcomes golfers with wide fairways lined with stately oak trees and the placid ambiance of mid-century golf-course design. Golfers encounter water just once, on the third tee box, where they must make a choice between flying the pond to reach the green 140 yards away or inventing a golf-ball-sized rocket pack. After a round, players can address newfound kinks in their game at the lighted practice area, which includes a putting green and a 40-station driving range with real grass tee boxes.
Championship Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,569 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 70.8 from the back tees
- Course slope of 121 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole
6801 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95822Get Directions