Since great aunts cannot resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands—defeating them once and for all. Drive dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's Groupon for golf rounds and cart rental or junior golf clinic at The Royal Country Clubs. Choose from the following options:
• For $149, you get an 18-hole round of golf for two players, plus two cart rental fees, two large buckets of driving-range balls, and two swim passes at Royal Country Club of Long Grove in Long Grove (a $360 value).
• For $198, you get an 18-hole round of golf for four players, plus four cart rental fees, four large buckets of driving-range balls, and four swimming passes at Royal Country Club of Long Grove in Long Grove (a $520 value).
• For $89, you get a two-hour junior (18 and younger) golf clinic on Monday, July 11, from noon to 2 p.m., at Royal Hawk Country Club in St. Charles (a $200 value).
• For $89, you get a two-hour junior (18 and younger) golf clinic on Monday, July 18, from noon to 2 p.m., at Royal Hawk Country Club in St. Charles (a $200 value).
The Royal Country Club of Long Grove's course challenges golfers of all skill levels to complete all 18 holes in a mere 72 strokes. Putters, irons, and woods bully dimpled spheres along rolling fairways and greens, tested by the courses' bunkers, water hazards, and ball-snatching grass goblins. While waiting for their tee times, golfers can use the driving range to calibrate their swings or exorcise residual frustration about the dissatisfying ending of their favorite telenovela.
The junior golf clinic at Royal Hawk Country Club helps young golfers hone their technique, making their skill sets broader and their golf games braggable. During the two-hour session, PGA pro Brian Groszek tutors growing golfers on short-game tactics with personalized instruction on chipping and putting. Brian's clinics also focus on improving junior ball-smashers' ability to hit their irons and woods flush, so they can launch orbs accurately toward holes and safely away from people catching notoriously even sand-trap tans.