Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor's statue garden. Control your projectile's path with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a golf outing for one at Highlands Golf in Tacoma (a $21 value). The outing includes:
- 18 holes of golf
- A pull cart
The nine-hole course at Highlands Golf hones short-range skills with truncated tee shots on par 3's ranging from 100 to 183 yards per hole. Load up the convenient pull cart with a bag of trick sticks and amble through the course's holes, deftly maneuvering dimpled orbs around the facility's looming obstacles, including eight bunkers, three water hazards, and an excavation crew of archeologists unearthing fossilized golf balls. Unlike ordinary courses, which stress long-range shots, the condensed fairways of the Highlands course challenge short-game scores through tempered strokes and strategic tactics. Golfers can soak up the beauty of vibrant flowerbeds and mature pines as they progress twofold though each of the nine holes.
The nine-hole course at Highlands Golf tests the mettle of mid- to short-range irons with nine par 3s and a bounty of scenarios that demand short-game finesse. Whereas most courses place value on long drives and superhuman muscles like Arnold Palmer's, Highlands Golf makes players rely on dexterity with shorter irons and putting prowess. Tee shots range from just 100 yards to 200 yards on the par 3s, with eight bunkers and three water hazards ready to confound overconfident swings. Rounds typically take less than 75 minutes to complete, providing an unintimidating layout for new players to practice, space for veterans to show off their short-game theatrics, and enough soft landing spots for speed golfers to test the aerodynamics of argyle tracksuits.
Course at a Glance:
- Nine-hole, par-27 course
- Nine par 3s
- No hole longer than 200 yards
- Rounds often completed in less than 75 minutes