Like painting a portrait or fixing a computer, completing a round of golf is always more impressive when it’s done in the pouring rain. Enjoy equally impressive fair-weathered fores with today's Groupon: for $45, you and a golfmate get 18 holes of golf (up to a $35/person value) and golf-cart rental (a $10/person value) at JC Golf’s Oaks North Golf Course (up to a $90 total value).
The Oaks North Creek Golf Course challenges seasoned arm swingers and tenderfoot ball tappers alike with 18 diverse holes spanning 3,417–3,608 yards, depending on which two of the three nine-hole courses are played. With its ample practice facilities, putting green, and driving range, Oaks North accommodates novice putters better than a golf ball with training wheels. The greens are protected by mature oak trees and flanked by a chipping area, which provide natural barriers that prevent armies of sentient mini-golf windmills from interfering with play. Buddyships built on the greens are best when they are with other people, not immovable water hazards or selfish sand traps; use this Groupon to bond with a friend, and call to reserve a tee time.
Operating out of five courses throughout the greater San Diego area, JC Golf's Intro2Golf program fosters pin-hunting prowess with a shrewd blend of hands-on instruction, individual practice, and on-course experience designed to introduce the basics of golf to beginners. During the pressure-free sessions, JC Golf equips pupils with all the necessary equipment, saving neophytes the hassle of rustling up their own sets of clubs or graphite shaft bananas. Three additional buckets of range balls grant golfers the spherical tools necessary to implant newly learned concepts into muscle memory. The package also allows clubbers to loop the links at their chosen course twice after 4 p.m. for an additional $10 per round, allowing them to test their mettle amid the brambly hazards and sand-trap curmudgeons found on every real course.