Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with this Groupon.
$75 for Three One-Hour Golf Lessons ($150 Value)
Golfers can opt to improve their driver swing, iron swing, short game, or on-course play under the tutelage of golfing master Steve Goforth. An industry veteran with humble beginnings as a cart attendant right at Hejaz, Goforth has gone on to become a seasoned club fitter and PGA professional who has taught hundreds of students. During lessons, he films his students’ swings with his iPad so he can give them instant evaluation and help them better their game.
Hejaz Shrine Golf Club
Reaching the top of one of the rolling hillocks on the 18-hole course at Hejaz Shrine Golf Club, champion bermuda grass forms an emerald pool on the green below. Tree leaves rustle in the breeze along the course, which was originally designed and built in 1960 by architect Russell F. Breeden. Play commences with a par 5 on the first hole, where golfers should avoid hitting into the bradford pear trees along the right side of the fairway or the National Museum of Expensive Stained-Glass Windows on the left. Water comes into play on half of the holes, including hole 15, a par 3 that hugs the banks of the Reedy River. Before calling it a day, players must conquer hole 18 with a tee shot that clears the large lake and an approach shot that flies over the bunkers guarding the front of the green.
All revenue brought in by Hejaz Shrine Golf Club supports the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, a part of the Shriners Organization, which helps children across the country receive free medical treatment. The private Hejaz Shrine Golf Club offers an opportunity to play for Groupon customers or memberships for those with a long-term interest in the game of golf.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,689 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 72.9 from the back tees
- Course slope of 130 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole