The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a series of four one-hour group golf lessons at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City (a $75 value). Classes are held weekly throughout April and begin the week of Monday, April 4 (see sidebar for all available class times).
Stone Creek Golf Club surrounds golfers in lush scenery while they sharpen their swings and polish their putting. Experienced instructors mentor beginners in lessons designed to equip greens greenhorns with the fundamentals of the game. In groups of at least five and no more than 12, students can work on turning their drives into precise frozen ropes or fine-tune grips until their hands become useless for anything but brandishing metal rods. To aid in their links education, pupils also receive a DVD of tips and a rule book so they can brush up on the finer points of hole-hunting. Stone Creek provides complimentary clubs to students who lack a quiver of their own or melted their irons to make a statue of their kindergarten teacher.
Three Yelpers give Stone Creek Golf Club a four-star average rating:
Stone Creek Golf Club
Old-growth douglas firs, wetlands, and 43 bunkers populate Stone Creek Golf Club's award-winning, par 72 layout designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy. The 165-acre course’s front nine holes are straighter laced, and the back nine’s tree-lined fairways of fescue grass challenge swingers with elevation changes and distractingly beautiful views of Mount Hood, the same "Hood" made popular in mainstream rap music. Players can hone their aim at the hitting stations of extensive practice greens, which include a full swing area with target greens at a variety of distances, before returning to face hole nine's six sand traps.
After sending dozens of dimpled balls soaring through the air, golfers can pop in at the Stone Creek Deli for a hot dog and foamy swigs of beer. Links magazine named Stone Creek Golf Club a Top 10 Green Course for using pesticides sparingly and only irrigating stretches of grass currently in use, inviting ground-nesting birds to build their two-story colonial mansions in the fallow areas.
Course at a Glance
14603 S Stoneridge Dr.
Oregon City, Oregon 97045Get Directions