Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $22, you get nine holes of golf for two people Monday through Saturday at Pinecrest Golf Club in Carolina (up to a $44 value). Nestled among South County pines, Pinecrest Golf Club treats players to a nine-hole golf course that presents a wide range of challenges. With three tee boxes setting up each hole, link lovers of all skill levels can find the sweet spot for launching their dimpled darlings across the idyllic fairways and onto bent-grass greens. The course immerses golfers in Arcadian views, interrupted only by the thwack of balls in play and the chirrups of an encouraging cricket audience. Keen-eyed clubbers yearning for a long shot can attempt to conquer the course’s 540-yard, par 5 challenge, simultaneously setting personal and low Earth orbit records.
After a few rounds of spirited swinging, golfers can cluster around Pinecrest’s full bar to select from a bevy of beverages and discuss whether crocodiles could survive in Rhode Island waterways (costs not covered by today’s Groupon). As this nine-hole course plays fast, carts are not necessary and not included in today’s deal, though they are available for an extra fee.
25 Pinecrest Dr.
Carolina, Rhode Island 02812Get Directions