Like a sidekick trapped in an hourglass, a game of golf can be ruined by spending too much time in sand. Avoid sending shots to a dusty fate with today’s Groupon to The Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Choose between the following options:
• For $30, you get a round of golf and a cart (up to a $60 value).
• For $100, you get a round of golf and two carts for four golfers (up to a $240 value).
Carved from the resplendent foothills of Mount Monadnock, The Shattuck Golf Club’s course presents a picturesque challenge for ball pingers from across the spectrum of skills. Oak, birch, and pine trees gather in sylvan clutches around the par 71 chain, whose yardage ranges between 4,632 and 6,764, depending on the tees used and the golfers’ sense of direction. Natural wetlands suffuse the terrain, allowing club swingers to glimpse fox, deer, and heron along their cart-borne journeys. To balance its steeper-than-average slopes, The Shattuck clearly marks the location of forward and middle tees for the benefit of novices, though pro drivers can always swing from the highest-difficulty black tees, whose dark magic is responsible for 90% of lost balls. Appetites sharpened by highly focused putting can nosh and drink at the Mountain View Grille, and the course pro shop peddles an array of attire and gear to provide an extra edge on the greens.
The Shattuck Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time. The club's fall rates begin September 23.
Norwood Country Club
Groves of trees ensconce the fairways and barter over carbon dioxide at Norwood Country Club's recently renovated course, a relatively flat layout characterized by smallish greens. Designed to separate the course from the outside world, the trees leave golfers to focus on the green ahead. Rounds start with a relatively simple par 4, where the green is accessible, so long as players can avoid slicing left into the creek running the length of the fairway.
Course at a Glance
- Par: 71 – 5,360 yards
- Amenities: full-service driving range, two practice greens, pro shop, and cocktail lounge