Like Shakira, a fluid golf swing harnesses snappy hip movements, looks amazing, and catches the eye of every passerby. Brush up on your swing physics with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get 18 holes of golf at The Claw at the University of South Florida for one person, including cart rental (up to a $39 value) and a hot dog (a $3.50 value)—valid through October 31 (up to a $42.50 combined value). Or, for $27, you receive the same deal, but it’s valid during peak season—from November 1 through December 31 (normally around a $53.50 combined value). This Groupon is valid for a tee time anytime Monday through Friday or on Saturday or Sunday after 10 a.m. If redeemed after 2 p.m. any day of the week, this Groupon has a significantly lower value. See the rates through October 31 here. Rates for the peak season have not been finalized, but a valid tee time will have around a $50 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. 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. Prepare for your 18 holes of terrain domination by taking to the grass-tee driving range ($5 for small bucket) or navigate your clubs to the putting and chipping green, where you can practice your precision stroke and pendulum swing.
After impressing coworkers and complete strangers with your gracefully ferocious putting stance, check out 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.
Though The Claw at the University of South Florida has yet to receive many online reviews, three GolfLink reviewers and a total of 13 reviewers give it an average of three stars: