Like suntans and the ability to throw knives into an apple resting on top of a postmaster general's head, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's Groupon: for $60, you get 18 holes for two people, a golf-cart rental, and two beverages (up to a $132.50 total value) at Montgomery Village Golf Club, a private course in Montgomery Village.
The former host of a PGA-sanctioned Maryland Open qualifier and a MAPGA pro-am, Montgomery Village Golf Club challenges both 7-iron amateurs and putting magicians alike with its 6,700-yard, par 71 golf course (a $45–$50 value per person). Ball-clobberers can motor on a time-emancipating golf cart (a $20 value), tee off onto Montgomery Village Golf Club’s green-glimmering fairway with bermuda-hybrid grass, and master the course’s signature speedy greens. A full-size practice green is available to perfect short games, and a full-length driving range to prepare for launching unassuming orbs on the sixth hole’s lengthy par 5. Before or after besting their bogeys, golfers can have a round to round out their round, as two refreshing libations await to slake golf-fueled thirst (up to a $12.50 value).
Montgomery Village Golf Club
Montgomery Village Golf Club's Edmund Ault–designed course sprawls across 6,726 yards of emerald corridors cleaved through the arboreal heart of Montgomery County. Fresh off recent refurbishments that include new tee boxes and switching to a bermuda hybrid grass, management continues to improve on a course that has hosted multiple PGA-sanctioned events and royal grass-grazing parties for traveling goat monarchs. Fairways tunnel through unforgiving tree lines as golfers swing their way toward each green, where fast surfaces form breaking putts. Alongside the pristine par 71, the club's grass-tee driving range, putting green, and full-service pro shop help streamline clubbers' birdie-hunting skills, and the Willow Tree Inn's restaurant and grill keeps players from dining on freshly torn divots with an all-day menu of entrees and drinks.
Course at a Glance:
- Designed by Edmund Ault
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Length of 6,726 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.6 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 126 from the farthest tees