Golf courses are the hardest-working playing areas in sports, often moonlighting as baseball diamonds and soccer fields just to put their mini-golf offspring through college. Salute laborious links with today’s Groupon to Royal Oak Golf Club on Marsett Place. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get nine holes of golf for two and a cart rental (up to a $66 value).
- For $9, you get $18 worth of burgers and barbecue fare at the clubhouse restaurant.
At Royal Oak Golf Club, visitors can tee off on an idyllic nine-hole course or watch others do so while sampling savoury fare from a clubhouse overlooking the verdant grounds. Sporting woodsy fairways dotted with ponds and willows, the course stands as a worthy opponent to boastful arboretums and golfers of all skill levels. With five par 4 holes and four par 3s, rounds at Royal Oak usually last no more than two hours. The clubhouse restaurant, meanwhile, serves up a menu of bun-bound cuisine such as its juicy Oak Tree sirloin burger ($9.99) and grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich ($7.49). The clubhouse also offers an outdoor barbecue dinner, during which diners can enjoy grilled steaks, salmon, or chicken breast on the clubhouse’s patio overlooking the course ($16). Draft beers ($4.75–$6) and wines by the glass ($5.50+) stand by to wet whistles and offer helpful tips for improving swings.
Royal Oak Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the week and season; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Royal Oak Golf Club
A nine-hole, executive course consisting of five par-fours and four par-threes, Royal Oak Golf Club provides tee-to-green fun for clubbers of all stripes with an approachable 1,915-yard layout. The course presents two relatively short par-fours on which long hitters can attempt to reach the green in one with a perfect drive or a well-struck golf ball punt. Those who try to overpower the course must steer clear of its water hazards, which come into play on five holes. To prepare for their round, guests can schedule a lesson with Royal Oaks' CPGA pro Bill Wakeham.
After rounds, Royal Oaks' hilltop clubhouse enchants weary golfers with a lounge equipped with two big-screen HDTVs, dartboards, and free WiFi. The Club's outdoor patio overlooks the first and seventh tees, allowing golfers to enjoy a cold beverage or scold an underperforming nine-iron.