A golf course is a scenic sanctuary where young blades of grass receive constant grooming and grizzled grains of sand can retire far away from merciless ocean waves. Explore a relaxing landscape with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get an 18-hole golf outing for two with cart rental and driving-range balls at Meadow Links in Fort Gaines (up to a $74 value).
Sculpted in the lush scenery of George T. Bagby State Park by golf architect Willard Byrd, Meadow Links’ 18-hole, 7,007-yard course unfurls a tapestry of emerald fairways, golden-brown rough, and cerulean waters. Club-toting twosomes can loosen up for the round with a stint at the driving range, where a stash of obedient practice spheres launch themselves into the stratosphere and withhold judgment of players clashing argyle with plaid. The course’s bucolic hills crest behind the tenth green, where players can recapitulate their conquest of the 402-yard par-4 hole in the shade of two pecan trees, a pear tree, and a bush that blooms with divot-repair tools. The relatively difficult links-style course challenges golfers with an omnipresent array of round sand traps and water hazards in play on five holes, though four generous tee options make the course surmountable for duffers of all abilities.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole par-72 course designed by Willard Byrd
- Tif 419 fairways; bermuda-grass greens; Bahia rough
- Distance of 7,007 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.7 from the farthest tees
- Slope of 133 from the farthest tees
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