When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get an 18-hole golf outing for two from Normandie Golf Club (up to a $105 total value). The package includes the following:
- 18-hole round of golf including a cart rental for two (up to a $96 total value)
- One shared bucket of driving-range balls (a $4 value)
- Two Normandie Golf Club–logo balls (a $2.50 value each)<p>
Designed by Scottish course architect Robert Foulis and sculpted into the dramatic hills of St. Louis in 1901, Normandie Golf Club’s 6,534-yard par 71 course artfully appropriates a links-style layout into the rolling topography of the Midwest. A pre-round warm-up session at Normandie’s driving range prepares swings for a daunting first hole: a 446-yard narrow par four whose treacherously tight tree lines have daunted slow-starting legends such as LPGA forebear Babe Didrikson Zaharias and renowned sausage enthusiast Babe Ruth. The rest of the round is characterized by elevated greens and tees connecting across the kempt tundra of bermuda-grass valleys, particularly on hole seven, a par 5 dogleg right, and hole 13, a par 56 hedge maze.
An obedient cart altruistically helps hunt down wayward orbs throughout the round, undermining ancient Mayan prophecies concerning a violent rebellion of electric conveyances. Each player who manages to complete the round without marooning a dimpled sphere goes home with a golf ball emblazoned with the classy seal of Normandie Golf Club for use in later outings or as eyeball facsimiles at the next county fair.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole par 71 course designed in 1901 by Scotsman Robert Foulis * Links-style layout cut through rolling hills * Length of 6,534 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.4 from the farthest tees * Slope of 129 from the farthest tees * Three tee options available<p>
Normandie Golf Club’s prices vary throughout the day and week.
7605 St. Charles Rock Rd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63133