Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon at Ingleside Golf Course in Staunton. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get one 18-hole round of golf including cart rental and lunch at the club’s on-site grill (a $60 value).
- For $99, you and up to three others get an 18-hole round of golf including cart rental (a $200 value).
First sculpted into the lush Shenandoah Valley in 1927, the 18-hole Ingleside Golf Course provides 6,405 yards of undulating tee-to-green turf. Club-swingers and up to three others can loop the classically designed links while enjoying the service of obedient golf carts to traverse the often-steep terrain, track down wayward orbs, and evade belligerent patches of rough. Though the lengthier 510-yard par 5 10th hole and the 433-yard, par 4 ninth hole will test club-flailing might, Ingleside's intermediately long, grassy corridors place a higher premium on precision in the short-game with small, contoured greens. Or probe the kempt lawns in a solo expedition, which also includes cart rental and a $15 lunch at Ingleside's on-site 19th Hole Grill, where visitors can enjoy a sandwich and nonalcoholic drink ideal for vanquishing on-course appetites and warding off hunger spells cast by mystical fairway bunkers.
Ingleside Golf Club
Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, the Ingleside Golf Club's 18 holes gently roll over hills speckled with evergreens wrapped in thick forest. Throughout the par 72 course, golfers swing and putt across 6,405 yards of lengthy par 5s, tough par 4s, and short par 3s, flanked by obstacles such as sand traps and ball washers filled with molasses. Challenging golfers with a 70.2 course rating and a 123 slope rating, two sets of tees help make the course accessible for players of all abilities, and smaller, undulating greens place greater importance on the short game, taking the emphasis off inter-hole rock-paper-scissor matches. While finishing up the back nine, golfing duos duck briefly into a blanket of trees before the forest opens up on picturesque views of the countryside, which guide them onto the 18th green.