Like painting a portrait or fixing a computer, completing a round of golf is always more impressive when it’s done in the pouring rain. Enjoy equally impressive fair-weathered fores with today’s Groupon: for $44, you get 18 holes of golf for two people at The Bridges at Claresholm (up to an $88 value).
The Bridges at Claresholm challenges golfers of all skill levels with an idyllic, community-owned 18-hole course, which includes a back nine designed by course architect Les Furber. Four tee boxes stationed at the beginning of each fairway let club swingers customize their opening shots by lengthening or shortening the distance to the green, changing the angle, or altering the orbit of the earth. Water hazards on 12 holes present further obstacles and lend the course a picturesque aspect. Postgame, players can squash hunger pangs in the clubhouse with plated dinners or grab-and-go snacks, or seek swing-improving tips from the pro-shop staff, which includes members of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association and one zoot-suited jitterbugger.
The Bridges at Claresholm
Originally a 9-hole course upon its opening in 1978, community-owned The Bridges at Claresholm expanded into an 18-hole course in 2005 after designer Les Furber spent four years expertly crafting a back nine. Four tee boxes and attachable Gadget arms precede each hole, allowing patrons to adjust their distance to the green and driving angle to better avoid obstacles such as 12 water hazards. The Bridges at Claresholm also employs golf expert Lyle Broderson to offer private, semiprivate, or group lessons to golfers looking to make improvements, and hosts tournaments and male, female, and gopher leagues. Additionally, an on-site pro shop supplies participants with essential gear such as balls, clubs, and golf-suitable clothing, and Putter's Restaurant & Catering in the facility's clubhouse satiates visitors with weekly specials such as the Friday-night all-you-can-eat fish fry.