Like the seedpod of the sacred lotus, golf courses are filled with holes and cause feelings of euphoria when chewed. Revel in peaceful feelings with today's Groupon: for $60, you get 18 holes of golf for two people plus a golf-cart rental at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River (up to a $128 value).
Indian Creek Golf Course satisfies sphere-smackers with rambling creeks and 6,150 yards of flora-festooned fairways nestled between breathtaking views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams. Take a break from the daily grind of work and dusting collections of smurf memorabilia to cruise a cart around Hood River Valley, a land peppered with wineries and orchards. Links lovers can perfect putts over 18 holes of shrub-shrouded tee turf and wield their fanciest ironwork to master the creative and challenging ball byways. While wending their way along the course's well-maintained turf and past perilous water obstacles, golfers can enjoy the sights of nature, including ample foliage, wildlife, and tree-dwelling elves.
Indian Creek Golf Course serves as a scenic vacation destination for links lovers and more adventurous athletes alike. For a brief respite from the rough, pop into the professionally staffed golf shop replete with thoroughfare threads, equipment, and accessories, or duck into Divots restaurant to refuel club-wielding biceps and hide from verbally abusive blue jays.
Though Indian Creek Golf Course occasionally offers discounted prices online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
Indian Creek Golf Course
Indian Creek Golf Course's layout snakes through the Hood River Valley between a network of sprawling orchards and wineries with panoramic views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams creating a dramatic backdrop. Water comes into play on 11 holes, including three creeks that bisect fairways to disrupt play and tempt players to take fairway naps to the melodic babbling of their playing partners. On the par 5 fourth hole, precision is paramount, as the dogleg right is entirely fortified by water to the right and the small, narrow green make short putts strenuous with hard-to-read-breaks.
Indian Creek Golf Course won an Environmental Excellence award from Audubon International for its efforts in areas of wildlife and habitat management, chemical-use reduction, and water-quality management. The course and its surrounding land act as a sanctuary to a variety of wildlife, including several species of caddies now endangered because rampant cart use. Course at a Glance:
- Par 72
- Three sets of tees
- 6,150 yards from the back tees
- Rating of 70.8 and slope of 128 from the back tees
3605 Brookside Dr.
Hood River, Oregon 97031Get Directions