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 $30, you and one guest get one round of 18-hole golf plus cart rental at Rose Brook Golf Course in Silver Creek. This Groupon is valid for tee-time redemption on any day of the week.
Built in the late '60s, Rose Brook Golf Course is the fruit of one man's remarkable labors. A retired iron worker and inventor of the popcorn machine, this minotaur of a man built the course from hard work and a satchel of luck dust, considering he fell down a 100-foot gorge in a bulldozer only to drive it right out of the creek and continue the construction of the beautiful course. Silver Creek Golf Course's sophisticated design challenges golfers of all skill levels, with 18 diverse holes spanning more than 6,000 yards of meticulously manicured greens, well-kempt fairways, golf ball beaches, and rolling terrain. The par-72 course offers three tee locations to make the game enjoyable while perfecting the pendulum swing and putting the best putter forward.
After enjoying your fully equipped 18-hole round, head to the 19th hole, known as the Cabana Memories outdoor patio, for outdoor dining and frosty soda pops, including the sudsy sort for adults. Every Friday night the veranda hosts the Sportsmen's Tavern Tribute Series, featuring local talent and loco tangents ideal for telling tales of how your golfing foursome became a threesome after a bird lacking myostatin swooped in and carried away the tastiest-looking member.
Rose Brook Golf Course
The story of Rose Brook Golf Course dates back to the late 1960s, when—according to course lore—a retired iron worker who had found success by inventing the popcorn machine set out to turn his lifelong dream of owning a golf course into a reality. In the process of achieving his goal, a course maintenance mishap culminated with the man driving a bulldozer over a 100-foot gorge. The man survived the plunge, the story goes, and drove the heavy machine 2 miles out of the creek before returning to sculpt the rugged earth and relentlessly remind the dozer that it owes him its life. Styling itself as “the working man’s country club” ever since, the course has retained the vision of its founder, as friendly, laid-back vibes resonate across 18 holes of rolling terrain in a diverse, 5,806-yard layout, providing guests a pressure-free respite from their vocations. During each round, players contend with 12 ponds as well as frequent encounters with the aforementioned gorge, which runs across multiple holes and sends shudders down the cybernetic spines of passing golf carts. After their birdie-hunting expedition, clubbers can enjoy succulent meats right off the grill or sudsy beverages to wash down inadvertently swallowed divot tools.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 5,806 yards from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
- Link to scorecard