The word "fore!" has been the standard forewarning shout for more than a century, beating out other, longer-winded phrases such as "don't look down!" and "rainbow!" Express golfing glee with today's Groupon: for $69, you get two separate rounds of golf on two 18-hole courses at Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Lincoln (up to a $138 value).
Lincoln Hills Golf Club unfolds its eye-fetching emerald greens across two lush and distinct 18-hole courses. A motorized cart ensconces club wielders as they thwock their way across Lincoln's Orchard and Hills courses, each teeming with picturesque vistas and natural wetlands populated by binocular-clad swamp monsters. Designed by links legends Billy Casper and Greg Nash, The Hills Course offers a formidable feast of challenging pars and perilous sand hazards. Spacious and breezy, The Orchard course's expansive swing streets give way to lush wooded pockets of majestic pine, oak, and redwood trees, with its par 4 sixth hole shrouding a multiplicity of amicable and sass-mouthed herons, egrets, and Canada geese.
For midgame appetite attacks, mobile beverage carts roam the greens, bursting with chilly drinks, snacks, and VHS copies of Tin Cup. Post-game, players can gaze upon Lincoln's majestic waterfalls and geyser from the clubhouse. Cruise the golf shop's stylish selection of golf apparel and equipment, or unfix chompers from tiny pencils at Meridian Restaurant and Sports Bar (costs not included with today's Groupon).
Lincoln Hills Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Copses of serene pines, oaks, and redwoods cluster along no fewer than 36 rye-grass fairways at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Even after creating its first 18-hole Hills course, designed by professional golfer Billy Casper and famed course architect Greg Nash, the club decided it wanted another. Its ambition created a second par 72 layout—the Orchard course—giving golfers a choice between two courses where large greens nestle amid rolling hills and naturally occurring wetlands.
The older Hills course unfurls over 6,876 yards. Its second hole demands a tee shot over a lake and onto a tight fairway before players even begin to aim at a green guarded by a bunker on the left. The newer Orchard course also makes golfers sweat at the second fairway, its hardest, which earns a par 5 by coming in at 598 yards and offering a plethora of sand bunkers as well as a 75-foot slope from the tee box to the green.
Instead of smashing cell phones to make rudimentary compasses, golfers navigate the course in GPS-equipped golf carts. The club also entices players with an 8-acre driving range, a practice area for putting and chipping, and individual or group lessons with professionals Steven Treadway and Patty Snyder—a former LPGA Tour player.