Though the Scottish shepherds who invented golf liked it for its challenges, Scottish sheep liked it because it gave them ample time to nap in shepherds’ pickup trucks. Find your own reason to enjoy golf with today's Groupon: for $129, you get a one-night stay and two rounds of golf for two at Spring Lake Golf Resort in Sebring (a $258 value). The package includes:
- A round of golf for two with a cart upon arrival and one night of lodging (an $89/person value). Lodging includes:
- A standard villa with two bedrooms and a full kitchen
- Access to the health club and pools
- A round of golf with a cart for two on the day of departure (a $28/person value)
Rolling through 42,000 square feet along the shores of Lake Istokpoga, Spring Lake Golf Resort hosts 36 challenging holes and cozy, spacious accommodations. Putters may first take a photographic tour of each immaculately manicured hole nestled within the 18-hole Panther Creek and Cougar Trail courses or decide which hole is the cutest with the map of the nine-hole Bobcat Run. Each duo earns a round with a trusty golf cart upon arrival and a second jaunt for each on the morning of departure. A popular par 3 island green challenges golfers of every skill level, and a 800-yard par 6 hole tests swingers' by demanding that balls roll over water twice. Amid lush views of central Florida, players bask in gentle breezes while spying wildlife, such as deer and bobcats, or listening to a cluster of sandhill cranes gossiping about leering ospreys.
Spring Lake's standard villas accommodate pairs for a night with the comforts of two bedrooms, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen, and a chatty robot maid. After a day on the links, patrons can soak in tranquil views of the expansive course from screened patios or flip through the channels on a TV equipped with cable. Guests can step out of their charming abodes to lounge by the pool or to sculpt pecs at the health club.
Origin Story: Reaching the Dream in Three Strokes
Michael Tellschow's love affair with golf began as a hobby during his teen years, led to him directing the famed Hilton Head Golf Resort, and culminated in 1985 when he bought Spring Lake Golf Resort. Though it was one of many courses speckling central Florida's landscape, Michael made the rolling hills of the resort stand out by adding a second 18-hole course plus one nine-hole course. Michael’s job naturally intertwines with his professional and recreational life, but he sometimes spends his off-hours deep-sea fishing for mahi-mahi and kingfish.
Spring Lake Golf Resort
Designed to incorporate the freshwater inlets of Lake Istokpoga, Spring Lake Golf Resort pairs a 45-hole golf complex with spacious, course-side villas. The resort’s two 18-hole courses stretch across a total of 13,234 yards of tropical terrain, comprising Panther Creek and its shorter, slightly easier counterpart, Cougar Trail. Water comes into play on nearly every hole on both courses, including Panther Creek’s signature sixth hole, an epic 800-yard, dogleg left that allows golfers six strokes to make par even if they are not a former president. Not to be upstaged by Panther Creek's grassy monolith, Cougar Trail’s ninth hole tests putting power with a colossal, 47,000-square-foot green that places it among the largest of its kind designed by humans. Bobcat Run is the relatively short younger brother, offering expedited par hunting in the form of a nine-hole, 2,561-yard layout.
Spring Lake's standard villas showcase the comforts of two bedrooms, two baths, and a fully equipped kitchen. After a day on the links, patrons can soak in tranquil views of the expansive course and its wildlife of grazing caddies from screened patios, flip through the channels on a TV equipped with cable, or chat softly over dinner and drinks at one of the resort’s two dining options. Outside the charming abodes, a pool offers respite from the Florida swelter, and a health club boasts a variety of exercise equipment.