Golf, like professional wrestling, involves an inordinate amount of tossing chairs, wearing flashy costumes, and putting while a spandexed competitor has you in a sleeper hold. Attack your golf ball with the ferocity of a double-leg spinebuster with today's Groupon, which gets you on the links at one (or all) of the following courses: Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club in Leesburg, Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, or Bull Run Golf Club in Haymarket. This deal is valid anytime Monday–Thursday and on Friday–Sunday after 11 a.m. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- For $37, you get 18 holes of golf plus a golf cart at Bull Run Golf Club (up to a $75 value).
- For $45, you get 18 holes of golf plus a golf cart at Old Hickory Golf Club (up to a $95 value).
- For $49, you get 18 holes of golf plus a GPS-equipped golf cart at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club (up to a $105 value).
- For $115, you get 18 holes of golf plus a cart at all three courses (up to a $275 value). With this option, after playing the first round at any of the courses, you will receive the vouchers for the other two courses.
Golf gurus can test their ball-smacking skills on three separate courses, which are all gorgeously landscaped and well maintained by Raspberry Golf Management. The Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, with a layout from Gary Player Design, is scenically settled near the Catoctin Mountains on the fertile land of a former raspberry farm. Gentle creeks and tributaries flow through the 7,077-yard championship layout at Old Hickory Golf Club, which is lined with oak, maple, and hickory, and conspicuously vacant Keebler trees. The Bull Run Golf Club meanders through pictorial meadows and woodlands. Regardless of the course, masterfully avoid stepping on cracks that break mothers' backs by rolling over them (mothers, that is) in the included golf cart.
This Groupon is available for redemption beginning Monday, September 13. Not valid on holidays or during tournaments or with any other offers. Tee times required.
Golf Digest readers awarded the Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club one of its 2010 Golf World Readers' Choice Awards for the state of Virginia. Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins named the Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club one of his local best bets in Washingtonian magazine. Five Yelpers give the Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club an average of four stars, and three Yelpers give the Old Hickory Golf Club and the Bull Run Golf Club an average of 3.5 stars:
- [Raspberry Falls] has your typical golf-club feel, but it’s really laid-back and friendly. The course is designed by Gary Player—it’s kinda tough, but I’d say most people with normal experience can play there. – Chris Cooley, Washingtonian
Raspberry Golf Management
Augustine Golf Club's award-winning course was sculpted to reflect its natural beauty with its distinctive par 4s sculpted by course architect, Rick Jacobson. Although the greens at Augustine declined for a few years, recent renovations have restored the course to its former glory, once again luring golfers to its babbling streams and forest. Farther north, rivals Augustine's sister course, Raspberry Falls. Course architect Gary Player remarked that the Falls, once an 18th-century plantation, “was made for a golf course.” Inspired by this ideal setting, he dreamed up the links-style course at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, whose meandering brooks, stone walls, and stacked-sod bunkers evoke Scotland, while its vista of the Catoctin Mountains remind players they’re in Virginia.
These golf havens have more than picturesque views in common—they are two of six award-winning courses united by Raspberry Golf Management’s portfolio, which stretches from Virginia to Pennsylvania and skips over to Arizona. Gary Player’s design team for Raspberry Falls included Tim Freeland, who went on to design two of the firm’s other courses: Royal Manchester Golf Links, whose bentgrass fairways sidle up to the Susquehanna River, and Old Hickory Golf Club, a parkland-style course crisscrossed by Beaver Creek. The management company's other gems include The Legacy Golf Resort, where cowboys used to ride their rocking horses around a 7,500-acre ranch, and Bull Run Golf Club, which sprawls across more than 450 acres of meadows and woodlands at the foot of the Bull Run Mountains.