Like painting a portrait or fixing a computer, completing a round of golf is always more impressive when it’s done in the pouring rain. Enjoy equally impressive fair-weathered fores with today's Groupon: for $18, you get nine holes of golf for two at Marysville Golf Course in Corvallis (a $36 value).
A USGA-rated nine-hole wonderland, Marysville Golf Course has indulged ball-walloppers with sprawling fairways and pristine greens for more than half a century. The 3,166-yard adventure sets links-lovers on one of three sets of tee boxes to suit varying skill levels. The course is open seven days a week for sending spheres soaring down fairways, plunking into cups, and initiating elaborate roadrunner traps. Though not included with this Groupon, carts are available to rent in the pro shop ($3–$13), which also vends gear from Callaway, Nike, and Titleist.
Marysville Golf Course
After running a sawmill for 15 years in Corvallis, Mode and Babe sold it, retired, and bought a 74-acre parcel of land just because they wanted it—even though they had no plans for its use. At the urging of their friends, Mode and Babe decided to build a nine-hole golf course, not letting their lack of experience with the game dissuade them. Since that spontaneous founding in the 1950s, Marysville Golf Course has been operated by the same family and has served Eugene-area golfers with a nine-hole USGA-rated course that’s appropriate for all ages and experience levels. A first-come, first-served policy rewards early risers and sleep-skipping permagolfers, and new sand traps and greens comprise an elegant landscape over which golf balls briefly orbit before being dragged down by gravity. Additionally, a covered driving range allows for long-distance putting during thunderstorms or temporary ice ages, and the pro shop carries name brands such as Nike and Callaway in addition to a selection of new and used clubs.
2020 SW Allen St.
Corvallis, Oregon 97333