In golf, birdie refers to one stroke under par, whereas eagle refers to the flying carnivores players train to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a golf outing for two at Skyline Country Club in Lanesborough (up to an $86 total value). The outing includes:
- 18 holes of golf for two (up to a $56 value)
- Golf-cart rental (a $30 value)
Set on the undulating hills of the Berkshires, Skyline Country Club's 18-hole golf course provides picturesque panoramas of the mountains and Pontoosuc Lake, challenging golfers with a fluctuation of uphill and downhill shots. The 6,297-yard, par 72 course features varied terrain covered in skill-testing undulations, forcing golfers to utilize strategic approach shots and a plethora of trick sticks to overcome the natural geographic obstacles. The lengthy, sloping greens are hemmed in by sandy bunkers that golfers must artfully dodge to avoid run-ins with territorial chipmunks building sandcastle empires. Every hole presents a unique challenge, including the par 5 12th hole, a long, straight tee shot offering eagle opportunities that can quickly dissolve on the fast green, which runs away from the golfer. The included golf cart facilitates speedy between-hole travels, eases the strain of lugging gear uphill, and provides the vehicle required for tie-breaking drag races.
Skyline Country Club
Skyline Country Club is a semi-private club that welcomes golfers with sweeping views of the Berkshire mountains and glimmering waters that intersect the grounds. Elevation changes and blind tee shots are frequent throughout the 6,075-yard course, as seen on the 4th hole, which rewards precise tee shots of roughly 110–165 yards with an easy 110-yard shot to the green. The par 5 12th, the course's most difficult hole, forces players to drive onto a tight fairway along the straight 490-yard layout that ends with a false front, a greenside slope that often tricks golfers and sends balls rolling back toward the player like an industrial-grade pop-a-shot. After finishing the course with two consecutive par 4's, golfers can retire to the Club's pub for drinks and eats on the open-air deck, which offers views of the surrounding landscape.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Total length of 6,075 yards from the back tees
- Three sets of tees per hole
405 S Main St.
Lanesborough, Massachusetts 01237