The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up on your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 18 holes of golf with a cart rental, a large bucket of range balls, a draft beer, and a golf towel at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo (up to a $100 total value).
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club boasts an Arnold Palmer–designed course, which has been ranked the ninth-best public golf course in the nation by the Golf Digest Readers' Choice Awards. The course caters to all skill levels with five sets of tees, including the longest-yardage Palmer tees. Warm up for your round with a large-size bucket of range balls at the driving range or work on your swing at the chipping area and putting green, where professional golfers practice choreographed after-putt celebrations with sparklers and balloons reading "Superb shot, chap!" From there, club-wielders can journey through the course's 6,782 yards of tranquil championship fairways and well-maintained greens, which challenge golfers with creative layouts and scenic but perilous water hazards and sand traps. A cold brew cools hot games and a golf towel is included to wipe down the heads of dirty clubs or sweaty friends. The dress code calls for a collared golf shirt, slacks, or bermuda-length shorts (with no denim allowed), eliminating the need to spray-paint the image of a tuxedo onto your body.
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the day and week. Tee times after 5 p.m. may be a better value than this Groupon.
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club
Golf legend Arnold Palmer, known in the cleated world as the King and winner of the PGA Tour's Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, designed the undulating ryegrass fairways at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club. Ranked as one of Golf Digest’s Readers’ Choice Top 50 Public Courses in 2009, the course unfolds scenic views of rolling hills as players give their balls detailed directions, hand them compasses and trail mix, and send them hiking toward the pin. The 12th hole’s pin challenges orbs with one of the toughest locations on the course, and eight sand bunkers guard three sides of the 18th hole’s green. After working up a sweat, swingers can remove their gloves and Kevlar vests and celebrate or commiserate their score at The Grille, where diners gaze out over the greens while munching sandwiches and quaffing beer.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Length of 6,678 yards
- Course rating of 72.8
- Slope rating of 142
- 25 hitting stations at driving range
- See helpful course map and notes
1095 Hiddenbrooke Pkwy.
Vallejo, California 94591Get Directions