In golf, "birdie" refers to one stroke under par, whereas "eagle" refers to the flying carnivores players train to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a golf outing for two at Richland Golf Center (a $52 total value). The golf outing includes:
- Nine holes of golf (a $24 value)
- Cart rental (a $14 value)
- Medium bucket of balls (a $14 value)
Richland Golf Center's owner and PGA professional Charlie Richardson summons club-carrying cadets to his nine-hole, par 29 course that positions three tee boxes at each hole to accommodate various skill levels. With seven par 3s and two par 4s, the course challenges golfing duos to use every club in their bag and every ounce of magic they learned from the neighborhood wizard. Three holes horseshoe around a resplendent pond that presents a hazard to wayward balls and aggressive drives. The ninth hole logs in 390 yards from the blue tee box to the pin, inspiring resourceful players to flag down a passing mail carrier to deliver the ball to its far-flung destination. Richland Golf Center also houses a fully stocked pro shop, a 30-acre driving range, an 18-hole mini-golf course, and a host of workshops.
Richland Golf Center
Richland Golf Center summons clubbers of all stripes with its sprawling, multifaceted swing-honing facility and a staff of ace instructors. Revolving around a central pond, the nine-hole executive course helps players master their approaches with seven par 3s and two par 4s that ensure drivers won't start questioning their self-worth. Clients can groom their game in pressure-free sessions at the 40 all-grass hitting stalls of the driving range, at the 2-acre short-game area, or by enrolling in one many golf lesson options.
The center also encompasses an 18-hole mini-golf course, which eschews gimmicky clowns and windmills in favor of a calming layout with misting fountains and obstacles such as water hazards, bunkers, and out-of-bounds areas. Clients can pair renovated swings with brand-new clubs in the pro shop, which peddles gear from brands such as TaylorMade, Srixon, Cleveland, or enlist the center's experts to regrip their current clubs or replace driver shafts snapped during sand-trap pole-vaulting competitions.
10028 N Memorial Pkwy.
Huntsville, Alabama 35810