Golf clubs, like mad scientists, manipulate physics to achieve their master plans and become more powerful as their heads grow larger. Increase the terrifying power of your swing with today's Groupon: for $137, you get a summer membership to The Links at Madison Green in West Palm Beach (a $275 value). Summer membership is valid immediately and expires October 31.
The Links at Madison Green manicures a 7,106-yard course that runs through lush wetlands and scenic nature preserves, earning it a place as one of Florida's top 20 courses, according to GolfLink. With a green-speed rating of 11 and five sets of tee boxes, the course prides itself on being challenging but fair, as do the ball-eating in-pond alligators. Summer membership to the club includes discounted merchandise and food in the renovated clubhouse, complimentary range balls and handicap service, one free game per 10 played, and preferred tee times and discounted play rates ($32 in the morning, $28 at noon, and $24 after 2 p.m.). Madison Green improves an old sport with modern amenities, including online tee-time booking and golf carts equipped with Visage GPS systems that allow golfers to view 3-D graphics of upcoming holes, email digital scorecards to themselves, and view the current standings of the golf-cart rally race.
Madison Green Golf Club
Lauded as the 18th best course in Florida by GolfLink, Madison Green Golf Club's 18-hole layout pairs the rugged feel of a Scottish links-style course with the dazzling palm trees and waterways of South Florida. Water hazards come into play on all but one hole throughout the round, challenging golfers with multiple forced-carries and attracting aviary guests including great blue herons, sandhill cranes, and thirsty weather balloons. In the absence of the thick heather grasses of Scotland, Madison Green ensnares errant orbs with 12 acres of brambly pine barrens, 250 oaks, and 500 palm trees. Golfers navigate the pristine par 72 in carts equipped with Visage Touchscreen GPS technology, which presents flyovers of each hole in 3-D images and tells golfers their exact yardage from upcoming targets, hazards, and charging linebackers.
The Club's 7,000-square-foot clubhouse provides convenient amenities including men's and women's locker and steam rooms, a well-stocked pro shop, and a full-service bar and grill. Clubbers can fine-tune their game at the driving range, where grass hitting areas mirror course conditions and low-handicap earthworms generously proffer swing advice.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 7,106 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 73.6 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 144 from the farthest tees
- Six tee options
West Palm Beach
2001 Crestwood Blvd. N
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411Get Directions