Golfing requires patience, precise vision, and advanced club-wielding techniques, apt training for the quest to knock out crabgrass, one blade at a time. Claim victory over weeds with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a round of golf with golf-cart rental and bucket of range balls at Maggie Valley Club & Resort (a $79 value).
Nestled in the midst of majestic Brandywine maples and creek-fed ponds, the 6,500-yard course at Maggie Valley features a slope rating of 121 and four sets of tees to challenge both beginning and experienced golfers. With 30 acres of fairways leading to large, bent-grass greens, this par 72 course gives golfers a chance to practice their skills at driving, putting, and establishing a precise standard for measuring golf-ball-size hail. Hand-sown in the 1960s, the fairways house a verdant mixture of Kentucky bluegrass and perennial rye. Golfers can sharpen techniques on the Front Valley Nine before tackling the more challenging Mountain Nine, which features an elevation rise of 800 feet, panoramas of the valley, and quicksand traps.
Players wishing to warm up beforehand can opt to whack range balls on the practice range, in the short-game area, on the practice putting green, or out of the open mouths of thrill-seeking colleagues. Staffed by certified PGA professionals, the pro shop at Maggie Valley vends a full line of equipment and apparel. The club encourages festive attire and advocates dresses, skirts, slacks, and golf shirts for women and golf shirts, slacks, and plaid monocles for men.
1819 Country Club Dr.
Maggie Valley, North Carolina 28751Get Directions