Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: for $25, you get nine holes of golf for two and a cart rental at Sunset Golf Club in Grand Prairie (up to a $58 value).
Family owned and operated for more than half a century, Sunset Golf Club opens up its nine-hole, 3,350-yard course to 9-iron enthusiasts every day of the week. Golfers traipse through wood-lined links, skimming past serene ponds and golf-ball-hungry bunkers. During the nine-hole escapade, putters can revel in the scent of freshly cut bermuda grass as they send balls flying on carefully aimed aerial assaults, then cruise the fairway freeways on a golf cart. Sunset Golf Club's course hours mirror the sun's visitation rights, allowing cart cabbies to soak in rays while observing the region's fascinating wildlife or scientifically evaluating the other golfers' pants choices.
Sunset Golf Club
A love for golf pulses through the veins of the Mims family, owners of Sunset Golf Club. In the age when the jeep was invented, Mount Rushmore received its finishing touches, and the first paper airplane flew into outer space, C.B. Mims's professional golf career was blazing a trail through such PGA tournaments as the 1941 U.S. Open. While her brother slammed tee shots with the fellas, Bettye Mims Danoff, a touring professional, set out to create a brand-new league for the opposite sex, and in 1950, became 1 of the 11 founding members of the LPGA. Their passion for golf and C.B.'s passion for architecting playing grounds led to the birth of Sunset Golf Club.
Greens management and club selection eventually infused in the Mims DNA, filtering through two subsequent generations that continue to own and operate the nine-hole course to this day. Fifty years of course management saturated with passed down know-how gifts the clan with comprehensive golfing knowledge used to maintain 3,350 yards of bunkers, water hazards, and bermuda-grass greens.