If given the choice, most people would prefer to live in country clubs, thanks to the unlimited tennis rackets and sand-trap turndown service. Test out local livability with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a one-day membership, locker room access, $10 toward a golf shop purchase, and $10 toward a meal (a total value of up to $175) at Onion Creek Club.
Onion Creek Club, founded by three-time Masters champion Jimmy Demaret, boasts beautiful golf greens, a deep blue swimming pool, bright tennis courts, and an inviting clubhouse for both day-trippers and loyal members. With one-day access (up to a $115 value), golfers can stow their gear in the locker room (a $40 value) before driving their cart out on the green for a refreshing round. Power putters enjoy unlimited balls at the driving range and $10 towards a purchase in the Onion Creek Golf Shop which houses balls, hats, books, accessories, and ball accessories for making each golf ball look more like you. Famished fielders can use $10 toward sandwiches, snacks and beverages at any of the club's eateries, including Gazebo Poolside, where many items are $5.95. The one-day membership also grants unlimited access to the club's amenities, including the fitness center, junior Olympic-swimming pool, and personal-business center where visitors can spend hours typing out love letters to their fax machine. Six lighted tennis courts, four hard-surfaced and two clay-surfaced, let score-settlers battle it out for bragging rights or dibs on the last drumstick.
This Groupon also grants golfers a pregame private lesson for a discounted price of $35 (normally $70), discounted tennis lessons for $50, discounted personal training sessions for $40, and the chance to add extra golfers to the game for $45, all in conjunction with the one-day membership.
Onion Creek Club
Three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret states, “I simply followed the natural features of the land” to explain the genesis of his brainchild, the Onion Creek Club. Here 18 holes of championship golf—designed by course architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore—sprawl alongside tennis courts and a clubhouse with a fitness center and junior-Olympic-size swimming pool. The par-70 course’s claim to fame is having hosted the inaugural Senior PGA event in 1978, four years after the greens’ bermuda grass first whimpered under cleated feet. Its signature third hole invites golfers to play aggressively with their drivers in order to vault orbs onto a landing strip guarded by trees and a creek, or to grip their irons and aim for a narrow green that has notoriously uncommunicative air-traffic controllers.
In addition to the course and its accompanying driving range with 30 hitting stations, Onion Creek Club invites racket-wielders to take advantage of lighted hard and clay tennis courts. The clubhouse’s fitness center challenges muscles with Cybex strength machines, and its junior-Olympic-size pool allows 9 irons to slip into their bikinis and go for a splash.