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 to Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Club in Hinton. Choose between the following options:
- For $37, you get weekday golfing for two (up to a $75.30 value).
- For $43, you get weekend or holiday golfing for two (up to an $86.63 value).
Sugar Creek welcomes iron clubbers to a meticulously kept 18-hole municipal course inundated with scenic views. Designed by PGA Tour member Mark Hayes, the par-71 series challenges golfers of all ability levels and hat sizes. Hop onto your mechanical chariot and cruise the front 9 of the course—which sports open, rolling terrain with cedar and native grass—before taking in the sights of the back 9, which run along the eponymous canyon. Your Groupon includes green fees and two large buckets of balls for the driving range and practice greens, and all empty buckets must be used to build bunker sand castles.
Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Club offers a special price on Mondays, but this Groupon still provides the best deal.
Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Club
The 18-hole course at Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Club puts golfers face-to-face with a wide variety of challenges, from violent crosswinds to treacherous sandstone ravines. Completed scorecards often tell a tale of two nines, as the wide-open front nine lulls the unwary golfer into overconfident thwacks, though the relatively flat layout brings wind into play on many bids for the green. Lack of restraint going into the back nine may be one’s undoing, as this half tacks along the edges of the course’s eponymous canyon: rolling, diving, and swelling through a gauntlet of ravines and gullies. Whereas the front nine posed few obstacles to knock down shots that drifted astray of the fairway, the back nine features plenty of cedars, grassy hillocks, and sandstone outcroppings in which to lose a ball. Holes 14–17, known collectively as The Stretch, make each player earn a score worthy of posting in the clubhouse or skywriting over an opponent’s home. The par 5 16th, for instance, demands a precise tee shot lest the ball wind up in the twin ravines that straddle the fairway landing area. After safely sidestepping these disaster zones, players must then make a difficult choice between going for the green or laying up well short, as every endeavor that lands within 75 yards of the putting surface winds up in the bunker or deep rough.
Though players must adapt to a number of scenarios, course designer and longtime professional player Mark Hayes made sure that each hole adheres to a common theme of pristine conditions and playability for all levels of golfer, with four tee options at each hole. Sugar Creek Canyon also hosts tournaments every year.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Four tees options at each hole
- Total length of 6,837 yards from back tees
- Designed by Mark Hayes:m]]