Fresh air and sunlight are intoxicating, which is why people only operate motor vehicles at night wearing full scuba gear. Safely soak up nature’s grandeur with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a full round of golf for two and cart rental at Summerville Country Club in Summerville (up to a $78 value).
Since 1925, Summerville Country Club has been a haven for club swingers and rough-hunters seeking a quiet few hours on the links. The course's 18-hole layout boasts champion Bermuda greens, a whirlwind of challenging shots, and clown mouths from the Ming Dynasty. Summerville’s course explores thousands of yards of lush greenery, boasting a 69 course rating for the men’s blue tees. Between hole four’s 175 yards of tight quarters and water hazards and the monstrous distance of the course’s par 5 holes, golfers’ natural-hazard navigation and club-choosing chops are put to the test. In addition, this package provides a cart rental, since covering the course’s 6,000 yards on foot can be exhausting, leading to frequent bunker naps.
Almost as if it were carved out of a forest, Summerville Country Club not only delivers 18 challenging holes but also acres of serene scenery. Mature trees line many of the holes, creeks and ponds abound, and the open sky above serves as a calm setting for torturing tiny dimpled balls with a stick. When the golfing is over, the course’s Candlelite Pavillion is an ideal place to trade grass-stain stories, display putting techniques, and buy your cart a drink.
Summerville Country Club
Clear blue water is common throughout Summerville Country Club’s par 71 course, which unfurls across 6,037 yards amid towering Carolina pines. In total, water hazards are in play on 12 holes; since the course layout is relatively short, golfers have to resist the temptation to use aggressive, high-risk drives and water-soluble knickers. In addition, golfers must contend with the course’s slick bermuda-grass greens, which have subtle breaks.
Each round concludes with dramatic flair on the 475-yard, par 5 18th hole, which features a dogleg-left fairway and an expansive pond that bisects the hole at the bend—strategically placed in the landing zone of long drives. Golfers can traverse the course’s gently undulating terrain in one of the club's rental carts.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-71 course
- Bermuda-grass greens
- Length of 6,037 yards from farthest tees
- Course rating of 69.0 from farthest tees
- Slope of 124 from farthest tees
- Four tee options available