Much like deep-sea diving in a lobster costume or beating Pitfall!, golf requires practice, patience, and an awareness of water traps. Prepare for hidden challenges with today's Groupon: for $125, you get unlimited driving-range usage for the 2011 season and two rounds of golf with a golf cart included at Royal Scot Golf Club (up to a $322 value).
Rated among Golf Digest's 2009 Best Places to Play, Royal Scot's course unfolds in a gentle expanse of manicured meadows fringed by fertile forest, drawing a dedicated crew of daring drivers and patient putters. Blossoming beginners and seasoned slicers need not regard tee time with trepidation, as the resident golf gurus have built a fully irrigated training facility that features a grass tee-off area, markers out to 250 yards, and a warm-up green populated with gaping clown mouths. Once completely calibrated, newly confident crack shots can grab their golf carts, perfect for off-roading on sidewalks, driveways, and giant windmills. With today's deal, each purchased round involves a jaunt down all of Royal Scot's 18 fairways. A traditionalist's playground, 10 of the holes frolic past or over watery obstructions, and the other 8 prefer to simply lie out in the sand traps and sun themselves.
After the game, hungry hitters will find suitable satiation in the two full dining rooms and bars located on the premises. Workaholics and eBay enthusiasts can stave off withdrawal by accessing the free wireless network in the pro shop's bar and grill. Golf supplies and veteran instructors are available at an additional cost for patrons who find themselves losing the golf balls they've thrown at beginner instructors.
Royal Scot Golf Club
Fairways stitched by mature trees connect across 6,802 yards of rolling greenery to form Royal Scot Golf Club’s 18-hole, par-72 course. Water hazards come into play on 10 holes, including the par-4 fifth, where a bashful green flanked by bunkers on both sides conceals its ballmarks by hiding behind a front water hazard. Replete with eight yardage signs that extend 250 yards into the distance and a large grass hitting area, the club’s 30-stall driving range gives guests the upper hand by straightening out swings before upcoming rounds.
After hacking their way from green to green, hungry golfers can replenish at the club’s two full dining rooms—both with full-service bars—or place an order from their perch on the expansive outdoor deck. Wireless Internet keeps devices abreast of the latest news, personal emails, or domestic-cat sightings, and golf supplies and veteran instructors wait to enhance games at the pro shop.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Length of 6,802 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.0 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options
- Link to scorecard