When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get 18 holes of golf for two with cart rental at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, located in Hardeeville (up to a $110 value).
The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes meanders through the Arcadian low country, showcasing expansive fairways and verdant greens bound by natural wetlands and ponds churned only by the breeze and frolicking waterfowl. From the first tee, golfers are tasked with threading shots between bunkers and stands of towering trees that delight in swatting balls and firing back twiggy criticisms. A variety of holes replete with sharp doglegs and steep, rolling mounds force golfers to lean on accurate shots and play lies creatively, at times by choosing to lay up instead of stretching for the green or opting to hurl the ball by hand rather than using a short-iron approach shot. After reaching each green, players are met by undulating terrain and deliberately angled ground that places a premium on putting and reward those adept at reading greens.
- Par 72
- Five sets of tees
- Length of 7,300 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 75.6 from the back tees
- Slope rating of 133 from the back tees
Though The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes’ sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Rates fluctuate throughout the week.
The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes
Laid out by golf course architect Tommy Fazio, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes effortlessly weaves through the natural fabric of the land's lakes and wetlands. More than 7,300 yards, the course challenges golfers of all ilk to navigate around curvilinear greens, chip past strategically placed bunkers, and avoid raccoons playing freeze tag. Copious fairways and five sets of tees also call for mindful decision-making, planning, and ingenuity. The club rounds out its golfing experience with a 36-acre training facility boasting target greens, bunkers, and practice greens, as well as a golf shop and café.