Golfers learn to see clubs as extensions of their own bodies by learning to eat soup with sand wedges and caressing their spouses' faces with putters. Foster club familiarity with this Groupon.
$37 for Golf Instruction and Practice Package ($75 Total Value)
- 15-minute video swing analysis with PGA pro Rob Myers (a $25 value)
- One month of unlimited use of the driving range (a $50 value)
In the 15-minute session, Director of Instruction Rob Myers videotapes golfers’ swings and provides visually-enhanced feedback. Golfers can put his advice to work in unlimited practice sessions at the driving range.
SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas
Most courses have one signature hole. SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas has two—one for both nines—and both provide a window into the landscape-savvy brains of Randy Heckenkemper and PGA Tour pros Willie Wood and Scott Verplank, the trio responsible for this 6,922-yard, par 72 course design. At the par-five sixth hole, a 20-acre lake hugs the left side of a 556-yard dog-leg left, making any attempt to shorten the hole by cutting the corner a daring proposition. The inventive use of water hazards—a recurring feature throughout the course—returns on the par-four 15th hole, where two stone-lined creeks cross in front of the green, demanding a strategic approach shot or an amphibious golf cart. Tree-lined fairways and contoured greens characterize the rest of the 18-hole layout, which offers four tees to appeal to golfers of all abilities.
The Club also offers a driving range that serves as the grassy classroom for The Academy at SilverHorn Golf Club, where Director of Instruction Rob Myers and a staff of PGA pros and apprentices offer lessons. Lessons cover everything from putting form to swing mechanics to learning specialty shots, such as drawing the ball off the tee or chipping it discreetly into your rival’s beverage.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,922 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 73.4 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 138 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options