Golf parallels life in that the only way to escape rough patches is through aggressively swinging a club at something. Power through obstacles with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a golf outing at Riverfront Golf Club in Suffolk (up to a $192.50 total value). The outing includes the following items:
- Three 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $49.50 value each)
- Three buckets of driving range balls (an $8 value each)
- One cart fee (a $20 value). Cart rental is only included for the first round of golf. Players must pay an additional $20 fee for each subsequent round.<p>
Famed course architect Tom Doak sculpted Riverfront Golf Club’s 18-hole course through a scenic expanse of lush, waterfront terrain along the Nansemond River. Forgiving fairways characterize the course, providing ample landing space for shots that bisect the towering oaks, sycamores, and ball-hungry squirrels that loom in the long-grass rough. The grassy monolith seamlessly incorporates natural marshes, waterways, and native tall grasses into its layout, as all but three holes are framed by a natural landmark on at least one side. Rounds conclude with breathtaking flair, as players must contend with the 500-yard, par 5 18th hole, where second shots must clear an immense pond that takes up the entire fairway on the way to reaching the green in regulation. Players receive a bucket of driving range balls for each round, and the deal includes cart rental for the first round. Carts must be rented for the final two rounds for two additional $20 cart fees.
Riverfront Golf Club
Famed course architect Tom Doak may be the mastermind behind Riverfront Golf Club's 18-hole layout, but Mother Nature should be credited with an assist. Tom took full advantage of the existing topography when shaping each meticulously crafted fairway and green, sculpting a layout that utilizes natural features, including tidal marshes, knee-high native grasses, and ancient pines, oaks, and sycamores. The Nansemond and James Rivers come into play on 14 holes, forcing golfers to face the omnipresent threat of a lost ball and an extra stroke or a ship full of club-stealing pirates. Though the landscape showcases a daunting supply of treacherous hazards, the course offers relatively wide fairways, offering large landing zones for tee shots and aerial caddies flying in mid-round to help read putts on large, undulating greens.