In golf, birdie refers to one stroke under par, whereas eagle refers to the flying carnivores players train to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon: for $38, you get an 18-hole golf outing for one at Highwood Golf & Country Club (up to a $76 total value) in High River. The golf outing includes:
- Green fees for 18-holes of golf (up to a $70 value)
- Driving range access and a small bucket of 35 golf balls (a $6 value)
At Highwood, golfers tee off at practice facilities and 27 championship par 3, 4, and 5 length holes that unfold alongside the Highwood River and views of the Rocky Mountains. Golfers consult with fellow players and hear suggestions from their delegation of irons to craft a customized 18-hole round from three different 9-hole courses, where balls fly toward greens from blue, white, and red tee boxes. At Spitzee, athletes cross 3,122 yards of fairways lined by cottonwood trees and challenging hazards. Water intersects fairways and stands between player and green at Mountainview, and golfers tie cardboard wings on balls to send them sailing across Course Heritage's hole nine, a sprawling par 5 with 588 yards dotted by bunkers and a pond.
Before hitting the course, players can blast 35 golf balls across the driving range to practice game-clenching shots, re-fuel empty stomachs at a full-service restaurant (not included), or exchange family photos with favourite trees on previously played holes.