Golf club designers often consult aerospace engineers to fulfill dreams of experimental-alloy drivers and converting the solar system into a nine-hole executive course. Take your game to the next frontier with today's Groupon: for $159, you get a VIP pass to Lakes of Taylor Golf Club and Taylor Meadows Golf Club in Taylor (up to a $984 total value). The VIP pass includes:
- Six 18-hole rounds of golf, including cart rental, redeemable at either course (up to a $39 value each)
- 10 one-hour small-group golf clinics (a $75 value each)
Bearers of a Taylor golf VIP pass can groom their golf game with a regimen of golf lessons and six rounds of golf at two scenic courses designed by prolific course architect Arthur Hills. Players can bolster their technique before hitting the links with a set of 10 one-hour small-group clinics, where classes no larger than 15 pupils learn how to control their ball flight and bend 9 irons into coat hangers from one of the courses’ resident aces.
The shorter and easier of the two courses, Taylor Meadows’ 18-hole course unfurls across 6,049 yards of fairways draped by the long shadows of dense tree lines. To comprise the most difficult hole on the course, trace a high power-draw to set up a favorable second shot on the par 5 seventh hole, a dogleg left that plays into a green guarded by three front-side bunkers. The course makes up for its lack of length with multiple water hazards incorporated into an inventive layout that forces many perplexing course-management decisions, such as when to hit driver, when to play it safe with a 3 wood, and how to avoid the rogue sunbathers lounging in random sand traps.
Course at a Glance: Taylor Meadows:
- 18-hole, par 71 course designed by Arthur Hills
- Length of 6,049 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 67.8 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options
A more taxing golf challenge awaits at the Lakes of Taylor course, where wetlands and waterways populate lengthier holes that measure a combined 7,028 yards. Five ponds pepper the emerald labyrinth, giving an advantage to duffers who exercise deft club selection and flautists capable of charming territorial merpeople. Rounds reach their crescendo at the treacherous 531-yard, par 5 eighth hole, where water hazards hug both sides of a dog-leg right fairway, tempting errant balls to chase their lifelong dreams of being barnacles on their way to a narrow, heavily guarded green.
Course at a Glance: Lakes of Taylor:
- 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Arthur Hills
- Length of 7,028 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 73.4 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 136 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options
Taylor Meadows Golf Club and Lakes of Taylor Golf Club’s rates fluctuate throughout the day, week, and year.