Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: for $55, you get 18 holes of golf for two with a cart at Inniscrone Golf Club in Avondale, just across the Pennsylvania border (up to a $108 value). This Groupon is redeemable for any tee times Monday–Friday and any times after noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Designed by renowned course architect Gilbert S. Hanse, the Inniscrone Golf Club combines vintage golf design with awe-inspiring vistas and marked elevation changes. After recruiting a cart, a pair of ball-whackers can reconnoiter the par 70 course while enjoying the lush scenery accented by impeccably manicured fairways and misplaced football players. Draw on years of pin the tail on the donkey with several blind-tee shots that arch over hills, then unveil a newly swaggered putt and strut on fast bent-grass greens that send balls speeding across the emerald ground like greased bowling balls down an ice luge. Although now a public course, the once-private Inniscrone Golf Club played host to the Exelon Classic pro tournament for several years due to its challenging design, intricate details, and troves of slumbering elephants in the fairways.
Inniscrone Golf Club
Perched on a hilltop, the Inniscrone Golf Club clubhouse is an enchanting colonial structure made of stone walls with a white porch and columns. But that's not the only feature that draws inspiration from the past. Carved through the rolling hills of Chester County, the 18-hole, par 70 course conjures an old world feel with fairways threaded through mature trees, mounds, and thick rough. The layout also reflects strategic course design, especially on the par-four 18th hole. Though only 350 yards from tee to green, the signature finishing hole plays into an elevated green guarded by a gauntlet of bunkers, like the secret lair of a paranoid greenskeeper.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 70 course
- Length of 6,561 yards from the tips
- Course rating of 72.1 from the tips
- Slope rating of 143 from the tips
- Five tee options
1 Clubhouse Dr.
Avondale, Pennsylvania 19311