Like its Scottish brethren whiskey, golf improves with age and can drive even the sanest of men to write heartfelt poetry that no one will ever read. Gather inspiration for your forthcoming sequel to “Ballad of the Bogey” with today’s Groupon: for $70, you get a round of golf for two with a cart at Mount Mitchell Golf Resort in Burnsville (up to a $176 value).
Featuring a par 72, player-friendly golf course that received a near-perfect 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest, Mount Mitchell invites rod-swingers to perfect their shots and revel in the course’s natural beauty. Located in the luscious Toe River Valley, Mount Mitchell welcomes golfers with bent-grass tees, lush greens, and pristine fairways. With this deal, Jack Nicklaus impersonators can bring one of their favorite golfing buddies for a round of fairway frolicking on the remarkably flat links, featuring meandering streams cutting across four holes and Belgian archers atop sand castles guarding several greens. Mount Mitchell is open seven days a week from May to October, and golfers can redeem their Groupons any time Monday through Thursday (a $58 value per person) or after 1 p.m. Friday through Sunday (an $88 value per person).
With a temperate climate during its open season, Mount Mitchell offers cool respite from the city’s stifling summer heat. Guests can wind down in the clubhouse over a gourmet meal or crisp beer from Hawtree’s Pub, or replace clubs lost due to the moon’s magnetism in the pro shop.
Mount Mitchell Golf Resort
Guests at Mount Mitchell Golf Resort soak in beautiful views of forests, the resort's namesake mountain, and the South Toe River while enjoying relaxing outdoor activities. Ranked among the best places to golf in North Carolina by Golfweek, the Resort's 18-hole course unfurls across 6,495 yards of bent-grass tees, fairways, and fast greens situated along the Toe River valley. Golfers must avoid the river's flowing waters on seven holes as they tunnel through the rising peaks of Mount Mitchell that envelope the fairways in vibrant clusters of trees.
In addition to hunting pars on the par 72 course, vacationers can cast lines into the South Toe to lure trophy brown and rainbow trout, either independently or with the assistance of a fishing guide. Additional resort attractions include trail hiking, tennis, mining for gemstones or abandoned gopher stereos, summer theater, and horseback riding. When craving a restaurant meal, visitors may stop by Hawtree's Pub or the clubhouse dining room, TEO'S, with views of the golf course's 18th hole.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,492 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 70.0 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options