Unlike in America, croquet is England's most popular sport, as its players sign multimillion-dollar polo-shirt endorsements and have their favorite Beethoven symphony blasting over the loudspeaker during introductions. Get the ball rolling with today's Groupon to Puget Sound Croquet Club, located in Kirkland. Choose between two options:
- For $25, you get three hours of croquet for one (a $50 value).
- For $50, you get three hours of croquet for two (a $100 value).
On its well-maintained three-acre facility, the United States Croquet Association member Puget Sound Croquet Club offers a portal to the engaging lawn sport by providing instruction on the ins and outs of playing croquet. The three-hour classes present weekend adventures at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m., teaching up to twenty-four aspiring players the mallet maneuvers and strategies needed to score points and hinder the opponent. Turf tappers can enjoy the peaceful view of the Cascade Mountains while easing balls through narrow clearances and sabotaging competitors' shot at a Wheaties cover with a well-placed whack. Casually dressed frames should tread the neatly manicured lawns in flat-sole shoes, and be ready to play in rain or shine.
Puget Sound Croquet Club
Solely dedicated to none other than the game of croquet, Puget Sound Croquet Club features three manicured lawns and a clubhouse across its three-acre parcel. A member of the United States Croquet Association, the club invites players of all experience levels to enjoy six-wicket croquet, both for casual recreation and die-hard tournament play. Newcomers can take part in a three-hour lesson on the lawn, wherein groups of four or more lay their claim to the color of their choice, navigating the course with traditional mallets to brush up on chipping and intimidation skills.