What You'll Get
Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $45, you get 18 holes of golf for two plus a cart at The Refuge Golf Course, located in Flowood (up to a $96 value). Open since 1998, The Refuge offers a picturesque, first-class golfing experience, with cleverly designed greens that require precision and strategy instead of gorilla-armed two-by-four swinging. The unspoiled wetlands of a hardwood swamp encircle the immaculately tended fairways as lofty pines and elderly oaks hover over, preserving the habitats of local birds and deer who repay the favor by fetching stray balls. A 3,000-square-foot clubhouse plays house to a fully stocked pro shop and The Refuge Grill. Buy two Groupons for quartet play, and be sure to call ahead or check the course's Twitter feed for daily green condition, playability updates, and status reports on burgeoning sand-trap relationships.
- Every hole has personality, and each green is layed [sic] out well, no turtle backs. – TiM_M, Golf Link
- This course is great! Like someone else mentioned, the fair ways [sic] are very tight and water comes into play on a bunch of holes. I've play [sic] here a couple of times and enjoyed every minute of it. – cmkcsutton, Golf Link
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy multiple as gifts. May use 2 to play as a foursome. Reservation required. Valid only Mon.-Fri. or after 1pm on weekends or holidays. Not valid for tournaments or outings. Must be split between 2 people. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.