What You'll Get
Like trying to squeeze into a Speedo, golf feels more comfortable in a large area when nobody is watching. Putt without the pressure with today's Groupon: for $189, you get 10 rounds of golf, 10 buckets of range balls, and 10 lesson clinics at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation in Mint Hill (a $1,060 value).
Tucked away among tranquil North Carolina pines, Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation inspires and challenges golfers of all levels with its rolling hills and fetching fairways. Par-seeking patrons cruise the luscious bent-grass grounds in a stylish cart (a required $23, not included in price of Groupon) for 10 birdie-filled games of golf, putting and generously slicing their way through the 18-hole, par 72 course. Playing 7,000 yards from the back tees, Olde Sycamore provides ample opportunities to unsheathe the driver and sail a sphere down the fairway or into the elf-infested woods. Strategically placed bunkers and water hazards test mental strength on approach shots, making strategy and precision essential to beating back bogeys.
Players who want to warm up before a round or practice their swinging strut are welcome to make use of their 10 buckets of range balls on the practice range, featuring a chipping green with a bunker, a practice putting green, and a full Bermuda-grass hitting area. Drop by Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings February through November to capitalize on the club's one-hour lesson clinics, lead by head golf pro Barry Wilkins and Olde Sycamore's PGA and LPGA pro team. Each clinic is limited to 10 golfers to ensure individual attention and personalized instruction, as well as even teams for postlesson crochet tournaments.
- The front nine features a number of memorable holes, like the 504-yard par 5 seventh hole, that will stick in your mind well after the round is over. The course's par 4's are some of the best in Metrolina, epitomized by the 395-yard, par 4 fifth hole, which bends to the right with all the flexibility of an Olympic gymnast. – Shane Sharp, Golf Carolina
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy add'l as gifts. Must redeem pass in full by 12/31/11. Reservation req'd. Valid all day Mon-Fri; valid only after 12pm on weekends. Required cart rental for each round applies. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.