When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get an 18-hole golf outing for two at Stevinson Ranch Golf Club in Stevinson (up to a $160 value). Although not included with this Groupon, golf carts can be rented for an additional $10 per person. Today’s deal is valid any day of the week for tee times after 10 a.m.
The verdant fairways of Stevinson Ranch meander through the San Joaquin Valley, where rolling farmsteads dotted with natural wetlands serve both as hazards and scenic backdrops. Inspired by Scottish links-style courses, the club’s Savannah Course boasts open fairways that invite players to launch booming tee shots without fear of striking trees or the feral caddies who inhabit them. Though wide fairways may prove welcoming, golfers are tested throughout the course by sharp doglegs and smooth, quick greens closely guarded by sand traps, water hazards, and thick swaying grasses. Rounds conclude on the challenging 18th hole, which requires a tee shot played diagonally across a long lake that rewards players who hug the shore while punishing those who come up short with a one-stroke penalty and a humbling supplication to the inhabitants of the pond.
Stevinson Ranch is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly practices, a dedication evidenced by a pair of solar photovoltaic systems that power most of facility and a policy allowing native waterfowl to play free on Thursdays.
Course at a Glance
- Par 72
- Five sets of tees
- Length of 7,180 from the back tees
- Course rating of 75.2 from the back tees
- Slope rating of 143 from the back tees<p>
Stevinson Ranch Golf Club’s rates fluctuate throughout the day and week.