Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with today’s Groupon: for $189, you get a VIP golf package at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines (up to a $1,270.50 total value). The package includes the following:
- Ten 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $69.05 value each). For each round, customers must pay a mandatory cart fee of $19.95 that is not covered in this Groupon.
- 10 one-hour small-group golf lessons (a $50 value each)
- 10 buckets of driving-range balls (an $8 value each)<p>
Designed by third-generation course architect Dan Maples, Longleaf Golf and Country Club’s 18-hole course spans 6,600 yards of kempt fairways cleaved into a verdant expanse of rolling terrain. The par 71 course weaves through the former site of a Pinehurst horse training ground, retaining the picturesque landscape’s original white fences, rail posts, hedgerows, and sentient lawn jockeys. Prepare for the pristine course’s manifold hazards with 10 one-hour small-group lessons from one of the club’s resident aces, who helps pupils master the game’s essential techniques and better understand life from a flagstick’s perspective. Small class sizes ensure each student’s swing receives ample attention and corrective treatment during each lesson. Aspiring aces also get 10 18-hole rounds of golf, affording them opportunities to play the course from all four sets of tees or communicate with their future selves by burying time capsules in the white sand bunkers. Ten buckets of driving-range balls further facilitate game-honing devotion, allowing players to warm up before each round and to continue to master concepts introduced during clinics.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course designed by Dan Maples * Length of 6,600 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating 70.9 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees * Four tee options<p>
Longlead Golf and Country Club’s rates vary throughout the day and week.
Spring Hill Golf Course
Originally built in 1930, Spring Hill Golf Course spans 6,665 yards of kempt fairways lined by mature trees and interspersed water hazards. The par 72 course snakes through the charming Spring Hill College campus, challenging golfers with subtle elevation changes, six ponds, and rogue professors interrogating passersby about the lost history of the mashie niblick. The driving range prepares golfers for their 18-hole odyssey, which begins with an unforgiving first hole—a 435-yard par 4 rated the course's most difficult.
PGA professional Shane Allen oversees the stately grounds, employing digital video analysis in lessons for juniors, adults, and caddies desperate to determine their most intimidating post-putt howl.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,665 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 71.3 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options
10 N Knoll Rd.
Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387Get Directions