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 $62, you get a round of golf at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, valid Monday–Thursday (a $125 value). The value of this Groupon may also be used toward green fees for a weekend round scheduled after 10 a.m. Your Groupon includes:
- 18-hole round of golf
- Cart rental<p>
Designed by renowned course architect Tom Fazio—whose resume includes Pinehurst No. 4 and 8—Oak Creek Golf Club’s 18-hole, par 71 course meanders through 6,850 yards of majestic eucalyptus trees set against a backdrop of California foothills. Sculpted through the undulating grounds of a former orange grove, the course soaks up sunlight nearly 300 days out of the year, providing ideal conditions for golfers to bisect tree-protected fairways, evade cavernous bunkers, and swap tanning advice with friendly waterfowl. Rounds reach an early crescendo at the par 4, 434-yard sixth hole, where drives must be sent through a narrow pipeline of trees and bunkers to reach the fairway and set up a lengthy approach onto a dramatically elevated green. Though water is not a factor on most of the course, an aquatic presence churns with the paddling feet of egrets and herons through parts of the back nine, including the par 3, 173-yard 12th hole, where Brady’s Pond threatens the life force of orbs that land long, right, or short. The course’s subtle elevation changes place a high premium on club selection and gauging of distance and also make it crucial to draft a cart that is impervious to altitude sickness.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course designed by Tom Fazio * Length of 6,850 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.7 from the farthest tees * Slope of 132 from the farthest tees * Four tee options available * Download scorecard<p>
Though Oak Creek Golf Club sometimes features a discounted rate online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
1 Golf Club Dr.
Irvine, California 92618