The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie—who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon to Skyland Golf Course in Hinckley. Choose between the following options:
• For $17, you get one round of golf with a cart rental, valid Tuesday through Thursday after 10 a.m. and all day on Friday (a $34 value).
• For $21, you get one round of golf with a cart rental, valid Saturday and Sunday after 2 p.m. (up to a $43 value).
At Skyland Golf Course, golfers of all skill levels have shot dimpled spheres across more than 6,000 yards of well-maintained bentgrass since 1928. Surrounded by farmland, the 18-hole, par 72 course spans an open, tree-lined terrain with looming elms on the front side and rolling hills cut with a deep ravine on the back. Clubsmiths can zoom past water hazards, sand traps, and sand sculptures of Arnold Palmer palming an iced tea while perfecting short putts and long drives. Reserve your berth in advance by booking your tee time, then rely on a friendly member of Skyland's staff to help ensure your visit runs smoothly.
Skyland Golf Course
Skyland Golf Course is not just an 18-hole public course, but a family tradition. The third generation of the Rhodes family currently oversees operations, keeping the well-maintained grounds and the welcoming atmosphere up to the standards of the regulars who have played the links for decades. At 6,115 yards with a slope of 116, the par-72 course isn't an especially difficult test, but it does hide some tricky surprises within its condensed length. Water comes into play on three holes, and the wind above the tree line frequently knocks shots off-course. Meanwhile, some bunkers are filled with sand while others are left grassy, giving golfers fits when a sand wedge refuses to risk getting grass stains.