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 $32, you get 18 holes of golf with cart rental, a small bucket of range balls, lunch, and a summer club card at The Claw at the University of South Florida (up to a $69 value).
Featuring more than 6,000 yards of immaculately manicured landscapes, The Claw at USF is a par 71 course that challenges club clenchers with narrow fairways lined by towering trunks of oak, cypress, and pine trees. Prepare to beat the course record (an astonishing 64 set by Gary Koch) during an 18-hole round (up to a $39 value) by taking the included range balls (a $5 value) to the grass-tee driving range, or navigate your clubs to the putting and chipping green, where you can practice your precision stroke and pendulum swing. Players can sate themselves on a hot-dog lunch sided with soda and chips (a $5 value) instead of licking the minerals off of a 9 iron. This Groupon also gives guests a complimentary summer club card (a $20 value) that grants the holder discounted greens fees during peak swinging season.
The USF men's golf team and USF women's golf team call The Claw home, sharing it bunk-bed style with a population of alligators, deer, and spoonbills. After impressing coworkers and complete strangers with your gracefully ferocious putting stance, check out The Clubhouse where you'll find The Claw's golf shop and enjoy snacks from Rocky's Sports Grill. Rocky's features four flat-screen TVs and eight beers on draft, totaling an astonishing 3.2 million possible combinations of drinking and viewing. Call ahead to schedule a tee time.
13801 N 46th St.
Tampa, Florida 33613