The secret to a professional golf swing lies in the ability to maintain a steady stance without being distracted by an opponent's hypnotic plaid pants. Keep up appearances with today's Groupon: for $30, you get nine holes of golf for two (a $38 value), cart rental (a $12 value), a small bucket of practice range balls (a $9 value), two hot dogs (a $5 value), and two domestic draft beers or sodas (up to $5.50 value) at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe (up to a $69.50 total value).
Shalimar Country Club hosts nearly 2,500 yards of verdant holescapes for all levels as well as practice facilities and a classic dining experience. Wipe the dimples off of golf balls' smug faces with a spell on the driving range before heading for the arboreal fairways of the smartly designed and challenging main course. After being equipped with an electric chariot, clubbers can motor like 9-iron royalty through par 3s and 4s mottled with bunkers and ponds before they strategically plant tees and affix designer snorkel masks to gauge the ninth hole's tricky island green.
After a round, you and your companion are free to enjoy a plump frank and cold domestic draft or soft drink amid the old-fashioned charm of the club's restaurant. Then feel free to polish off refreshments and comedic anecdotes about the shape of office chairs in the Pentagon at the comfortable lounge area, which comes outfitted with a sports-casting television.
Four Yelpers give Shalimar Country Club an average of three stars:
Shalimar Golf Club
Shalimar Golf Club's 2,417 yards of manicured golfing terrain are peppered with towering trees, slinking sand traps, and rolling hills. The design of the nine-hole, par-33 course masterfully incorporates its scenic assets—the fifth hole sits across a yawning lake, and the ninth hole's island green is flanked on all sides by water hazards, bunkers, and punks who steal golf balls for their solar-system dioramas. To be prepared to dodge these obstacles, players practice on a driving range and chipping-and-putting green. After their rounds, golfers can wander into the restaurant and lounge for a meal or a drink or peruse the golf shop to try on new apparel and test the mettle of name-brand equipment.
Course at a Glance:
Nine-hole, par-33 golf course. 18-hole, par-66 footgolf course
Distance of 2,417 yards from the farthest golf tees
Course rating of 31.2 from the farthest tees
Three tee options for golf, two tee options for footgolf
Link to scorecard
2032 E Golf Ave.
Tempe, Arizona 85282Get Directions