Like suntans and the ability to throw knives at apples on top of totem poles, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's Groupon: for $25, you get 18 holes of golf for one at River's Edge Golf Club in East Okotoks (up to a $63 value).
River's Edge Golf Club, host to the 2010 Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship and myriad Alberta Golf Association events, challenges players with the rolling fairways of its par 71, 7,000-yard course. Club wielders carve a path through varied terrain designed by former Canadian Professional Golfers' Association and Canadian Tour athlete Ed Engelhardt in rounds of golf set alongside the Sheep River, with the Rocky Mountains serving as majestic backdrop. Distance yourself from menacing trees and moustache-twirling saboteurs at the signature hole nine—an island green surrounded by water contained in a wood-shored border. Riverside club swinging continues with a trek through the back nine's narrow fairways, lined with cloud-tickling cottonwood trees. Players can hone ball-launching and air-whittling skills at the practice putting green and chipping area or can stretch club-clutching hands around light fare at the clubhouse.
River's Edge Golf Club offers discounted rates depending on the times played and the number of players. Be sure to book accordingly to get the best deal.
370th Ave. & 64 St.
East Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A5