What You'll Get
The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon to RCGA Golf Centre on 15th Street. Choose between two options:
- For $18, you get a round of par 3 golf for two (up to a $37 value).
- For $12, you get a round of putting-course golf for two (up to a $24 value).
In addition to hosting Golf Canada's training centre for Alberta, the RCGA Golf Centre offers services and programs tailored to golfers of all skill levels, making golf accessible to juniors via the CN Future Links and Player Development Programs. The nine-hole, par 3 course, designed by Les Furber, adheres its confident contours to the banks of the Bow River and incorporates its natural features and lovable personality quirks in the design. The course touts water features on six of the holes, green side bunkers, and windmill-free fairways. Multiple tees on each hole allow players to determine their own difficulty levels.
A par 72 putting course pits contenders against rock, sand, and water features more than 18 holes. Spanning nearly 2,900 feet of groomed grass surfaces, even the hardiest putters may break down and appreciate landscaping aesthetic. Stadium night lighting on both courses allows for dramatic rehearsals of synchronized nine-iron dances in late-evening games. The course opens seasonally, around the middle of April, when the rains signal a prosperous golf-ball harvest.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Not valid for tournament and league play. No cash back. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Golf Canada Calgary Centre
Bow River and its adjacent aquatic arteries join ponds and marshland at Golf Canada Calgary Centre, creating aquatic layouts for the Les Furber–designed, 9-hole, par-3 course and the 18-hole, par-72 all-grass putting course. Hole 9 on the putting course even challenges players with an island green, and those who make it there without getting wet can pretend to be castaways even after the sun has set, thanks to stadium-style lighting.
To gear up for the courses’ myriad challenges, golfers can buckle down at a heated, lighted driving range that ranked in Golf Range Magazine’s 2010 Top 100 Golf Ranges in America. The swingers practice their long game from 52 enclosed tee boxes, aiming at target greens or clouds shaped like flag pins. Nearby, putters take the stage at a short-game practice area with a 4,000-square-foot putting green, a 3,500-square-foot pitching and chipping green, and greenside and fairway practice bunkers. Golfers can also hone their game in high-definition golf simulators, which unlock the fairways of legendary courses such as Pebble Beach and Pinehurst, or enroll in lessons with PGA of Canada pros led by award-winning instructor Jay Myren.