Golf parallels life in that the only way to escape rough patches is through aggressively swinging a club at something. Power through obstacles with today’s Groupon to Pine Knolls Golf Club in Kernersville. Choose between the following options:
- For $40, you get a golf outing for two (up to an $80 total value), which includes the following:
- One 18-hole round of golf for two and shared cart rental (up to a $68 value)
Two hot dogs, two bags of chips, and two sodas (a $12 value)<p>
- For $34, you get one 18-hole round of golf for two and shared cart rental (up to a $68 value).<p>
Reservations can be made for any tee time during the week or weekend.
Pine Knolls Golf Club entices club-wielding twosomes with a par 72 course spread across more than 6,200 yards of challenging greens, perplexing sand and water hazards, and rolling, tree-lined fairways. Known for its small, complex greens and the army of John Daly clones that fiercely guard them, the course challenges even the hardiest of short games. Meanwhile, the various sand and water traps dotting the course test club-swinging accuracy before pin-seeking duos saddle up in their cart to chase balls across the verdant North Carolina landscape. After a day of sinking birdies, applauding eagles, and twisting mutinous clubs into poodle shapes, golfers refill rumbling tummies with hot dogs, chips, and soda.
Pine Knolls Golf Club’s rates fluctuate throughout the season. The course is currently offering winter rates and will resume regular rates on February 15.
Pine Knolls Golf Club
Built in 1969 and having hosted the 2001 National Golf Association Triad Classic, Pine Knolls Golf Club has a long and sparkling history. In 2006, two brothers-in-law from Ireland—Graham Ruttle, a retired professional motorcycle racer, and Pearse Mahon, a class-A PGA professional—purchased the course. Today, they carry on its tradition of challenging and enjoyable play. To conquer the 6,338-yard layout, golfers must decipher the course’s small and complex greens, which requires even more concentration than geocaching for holes on a course that spans an entire city. To calibrate their swings before tackling the course, golfers can warm up at the grass-tee driving range or enlist Mahon's advice in a private lesson.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,338 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 72.4 from the back tees
- Course slope of 123 from the back tees