In golf, birdie refers to one stroke under par, whereas eagle refers to the flying carnivores players train to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a golf outing at Montgomery National Golf Club in Montgomery (up to a $50 value). Though today's deal is only good for one golfer, up to four friends can combine Groupons to play a round as a foursome. The golf outing includes the following:
- 18 holes of golf (up to a $30 value)
- Cart rental (a $15 value)
- Large bucket of about 50 range balls (a $5 value)
- One complimentary beer or soda
Designed by admired Minnesota golf architect Joel Goldstrand, Montgomery National Golf Course drapes its lengthy fairways over rolling hills, speckled with ponds lurking in the cool shadows of cottonwood trees. The 18-hole championship course tumbles across the countryside, incorporating generous fairways to aid neophytes and well-placed bunkers that challenge pros by swallowing shots and spitting sandy taunts. The 6,540-yard course concludes with demanding 18th hole that tests sphere strikers with a 540-yard climb to a verdant summit defended by plaid-clad mountain goats.
The driving range greets golfers before or after their rounds with a large, all-grass tee box and polite salutations from the practice green and sand bunker. After firing off a large bucket of approximately 50 practice balls, players can retire to clubhouse and bask in the frothy ambience of a beer or soda on the clubhouse deck overlooking the ninth hole.