Without golf courses to entertain them, bored golfers would start launching balls off their back porches, causing broken windows and strained conversations at neighborhood block parties. Keep neighborly relations intact with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get 18 holes of golf and a cart at Rainbow’s End Golf Club in Dunnellon (a $21 value).
Rainbow’s End Golf Club delights iron toters with its trimmed fairways and expertly placed sand bunkers. Trees lining the greens guide wedge wielders through the course and act as organic bull’s-eyes, and 50 feet of course-wide elevation changes keep gravity invested in the outcome of the game. While zipping around the course in a complimentary cart, clubbers can admire the idyllic, sweeping links before lowering strokes with virtuosic swipes, smooth putts, and thoughtful mulligans. A hearty golf-ball throw from the headsprings of the Rainbow River, Rainbow’s End Golf Club, which was built in the ‘60s, boasts gentle, rolling hills and jauntily waving flags.
Rainbow's End Golf Club
Rainbow's End Golf Club's nine-hole fairway chain rolls across 2,883 yards for a par-36 layout. Rounds begin with a 445-yard par 5, where a drive that bisects the tree-lined corridor should set up a favorable opportunity to glue another birdie-celebrating rhinestone on your putter. A relatively open and player-friendly layout, the bulk of the course's difficulty stems from 50 feet of overall elevation changes, which can set up tricky shots toward downhill or elevated targets. The club also encompasses a driving range and a pro shop that offers golf equipment, apparel, and club repair for shafts snapped in frustration about unfulfilling TV series finales.
Course at a Glance:
- Nine-hole, par-36 course
- Length of 2,883 yards from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 102 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
- Link to scorecard
20650 SW 80th Place Rd.
Dunnellon, Florida 34430