It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes-in-one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to this Groupon: for $189, you get a VIP season pass to The Refuge in Flowood. The season pass includes:
- Seven 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $32 value each). Clients must pay a $15 cart fee for each round.
- 10 one-hour small-group lessons (a $764 value)<p>
Touted as the fourth-best course in Mississippi by GolfLink, The Refuge’s Roy Case–designed course rises from the scenic lowlands of a hardwood swamp for 18 holes of challenging golf. With tight fairways hemmed by skyscraping pine trees and water in play on nearly every hole, the layout poses problems for clubbers with lackluster course-management skills and lethargic drivers unwilling to wake up from their naps inside plush head covers. Throughout the course, the bountiful wetlands offer the potential for players to encounter wildlife, such as deer, duck, and herons, as they navigate the course astride a peppy golf cart. Clubbers can prepare for the pristine links with 10 one-hour small-group lessons, in which one of The Refuge’s resident aces teaches classes no larger than 10 pupils to effectively use their wedges, irons, woods, and dull machetes.
The Refuge’s rates fluctuate throughout the day and week. Check ahead of time to make sure you are getting the most out of your Groupon.