Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon to Hedingham Golf Club. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get 18 holes of golf and cart rental for one (up to a $40 value).
- For $60, you get 18 holes of golf and cart rental for four (up to a $160 value).
- For $599, you get a one-year Bronze family membership, which includes access to Hedingham, Eagle Ridge, and Riverwood Gold Clubs and all four Fred Smith Company Sports Clubs in Clayton, Knightdale, and Wilson Mills. This Groupon includes the $150 initiation fee (up to a $1,218 total value).
The brainchild of golf architect David Postlethwait, the Hedingham Golf Club’s recently renovated 18-hole course combines a lush, meticulously-manicured greens with abundant opportunities for showing off advanced skills. Singles or quartets can drive and chip their way through rolling fairways and thick woods. Less benignly, sculpted sand traps and shimmering ponds taunt challenge-ready golfers and gobble up carelessly launched balls. A cart ferries golfers from grassy island to wooded peninsula, saving leg strength for the obligatory 15th-hole kickline.
Alternatively, families can fraternize in a fun, athletic setting with a Bronze family membership valid at each Fred Smith Company Sports Club location. The one-year membership entitles families to a bevy of benefits including unlimited access to fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, group classes, miles of scenic trails, and, in addition to year-round Hedingham access, exclusive golf privileges at the Eagle Ridge and Riverwood courses. The initiation fee is included, just as the requirement that initiates walk a mile barefoot over a carpet of golf balls is waived.
Though Hedingham Golf Club and The Fred Smith Company sometimes feature a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Hedingham Golf Club
Prolific course architect David Postlethwait sculpted Hedingham Golf Club's 18-hole course, artfully integrating the area's naturally undulating terrain, dense tree-lines, and rippling waterways into a seamless and scenic layout. Wooded areas loom at the edges of multiple fairways, forming natural boundaries that reach out twiggy arms to snag golf balls and plant them in the ground to one day bloom into argyle socks. Newly installed bermuda grass greens await at the end of every fairway; their smooth, slick surfaces ready to complicate putts with tricky breaks. Sequestered in the middle of the Hedingham Community near the scenic shores of the Neuse River, the club also encompasses an expansive practice facility, where players can warm up or enlist the expertise of one of the Club's resident instructors or immortal three-irons.
Course at a Glance
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Total length of 6,529 yards
- Course rating of 71.6
- Course slope of 124
4801 Harbour Towne Dr.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604