Golf's Scottish origins may explain its players' insistence on wearing plaid caps and puffy bloomers but it doesn't explain why metal clubs are called woods, which are called forestas in medieval Latin. Search for answers with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $32 value/round), two small practice buckets of ball (a $4 value each), and two riding carts (a $16 value each) at Siren National Golf Course in Siren, WI. Redeem this Groupon with a friend or use it during two visits.
Siren National Golf Course lays out 18 championship holes for its par-seeking patrons, complete with lined bentgrass fairways, generous landing areas, and mature pine and hardwood trees. Veteran and green golfers alike will find Siren's five sets of tees, along with more than 100 feet of elevation change, conducive to driving, putting, chipping, and somersaulting. Riding golf carts, players can challenge the course's strategically-placed bunkers Mondays–Thursdays ($23/round) or on Sundays until June 15 and after September 2 ($32/round). Finish off an afternoon by treating your clubs to nibbles of grass at the practice facility and putting green and treating yourself to some bites at the snack bar.
Siren National Golf Course
Amid the lake-speckled country of northwestern Wisconsin and draped over the terrain’s volatile elevation changes rest the bentgrass fairways and greens of Siren National Golf Course. Sculpted into the land in 2001, the course forces players to corral golf balls over terrestrial ripples with peak-to-peak amplitudes of more than 100 feet, but it offers five sets of tees and generous landing areas as a friendly gesture to less experienced players. After starting out with a moderate-length par 5 to warm up, golfers must hit a long uphill shot—206 yards from the back tees—to reach the par 3 third hole’s green, which is fronted by an intimidating rock wall. The designers saved the hardest hole for last, however, as players must make a decision on the 18th tee to use the driver, lay up for a full wedge shot into the small green, or chip onto the back of a carrier pigeon.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,737 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 73.1 from the back tees
- Course slope of 132 from the back tees
- Five sets of tees per hole
8606 Waldora Rd.
Siren, Wisconsin 54872