When lining up a putt, veteran golfers always factor in the distance to the hole, slope of the green, and indentations made by Oprah's high heels. Hone in on green-carpet details with today's Groupon: for $4, you get all-day access to play the 18-hole, par-3 putting course at River City Links Golf Course (up to a $12 value). The all-natural grass putting course is located near Lakeside Park, just south of the Tecumseh Street Bridge.
River City Links' 18-hole putting course is a straightforward, no-funny-obstacles championship course sprawled across meticulously manicured foliage on the Maumee River. The smooth, verdant greens tailor the golfsperience specifically to putting skills, while leafy trees and dapper bridges entice the eyes and inspire imaginings about renegade windmills that can only be stopped by a golf ball that soars between the windmill's blades and lodges in its air intake pipe. Click here to see photos of the course.
Bring your own prime putter, or borrow complimentary equipment from the clubhouse. Once you're finished sinking putts deep into the earth's core, retreat to the clubhouse's wrap-around deck to gaze at the babbling and gurgling Maumee River.
River City Links Golf Course
The flowing waters of the Maumee River gird the northernmost fairways of River City Links' 18-hole putting course, inviting misaimed golf balls to plop alongside the aquatic artery’s cargo ships floating to Lake Erie. The waterway nestles alongside the course without cutting through it, enabling the course to maintain its straightforward layout. This, in turn, lets golfers focus on the fundamentals of their game without the distraction of elaborate hazards such as lava pits and ball-eating goats. After a relaxing day on the course, players can lounge on the clubhouse’s white wraparound deck and look out over the river, listening to the breeze that whispers through the weeping willows.