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 $189, you get a play-and-practice package at The Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk (up to a $935 value). The package includes:
- Five 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $37 value each). This Groupon does not cover the mandatory cart fee of $15 per person, per round.
- 10 60-minute group lessons (up to a $75 value each). Class sizes are small; each group lesson has ten students or less.<p>
The Legacy Golf Club’s bentgrass fairways carve through more than 215 acres of rolling farmland dotted with lakes and wrapped by lush Kentucky bluegrass. Designed to appeal to golfers of all abilities, the course tempers forgiving fairways with a challenging short game marked by perplexing approach shots and greens that undulate with all the zeal of a waterbed in a mosh pit. On the second hole, golfers must fire their second shots over an expansive pond, a taste of the water hazards that pock each of the back nine.
The series of 10 group lessons helps golfers polish their skills between rounds, with one-hour seminars helmed by a PGA professional at the club’s practice area. Practice greens and heated hitting bays serve as classrooms as golfers hone an assortment of skills ranging from putting and driving to specialty shots such as lobs, fades, and two-seam splitters.
The Course at a Glance: * Par 72 * Four sets of tees * Length of 7,199 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 74.7 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 137 from the farthest tees<p>
The Legacy Golf Club’s rates fluctuate throughout the day and week.
Legacy Golf Club
Since opening in 2002, the course at Legacy Golf Club has collected a litany of regional and national awards thanks to an ingenious layout envisioned by Jeffrey D. Brauer, who claims a ranking in Golf Inc.’s 2010 list of the world’s highest-value course architects. Each player that tees up on the first hole peers into the abyss of Mr. Brauer’s delicate design, relying on precise control to avoid the Kentucky bluegrass roughs and water hazards that come into play on 14 holes¬—including all 9 on the back side. Those who succeed enjoy luxuriant lies on the bentgrass fairways, and earn the best chance of shooting the par of 72, not counting the illegal practice of using the club as a baseball bat. En route, they must slay the par 4 2nd hole, a downhill screamer with a dramatic approach over a 5-acre lake, as well as the par 3 14th and 17th holes, where matters are complicated by swirling winds. Before hanging up their golf gloves for the day, players must clear a final high hurdle in the 611-yard par 5 18th hole, where a large amphitheater-style green funnels well-placed approaches and echoes shouts of “Fore!”
Class A PGA Professional Rob Randall heads up Legacy Golf Club’s golf school, having claimed much recognition for his instructional prowess. He brings expertise earned over more than 20 years and some 20,000 golf lessons to his lessons at the practice facility, where bentgrass tees, six target greens, and TaylorMade practice balls lend veracity to practicing swings and juggling-based intimidation tactics.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 7,199 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 74.7 from the back tees
- Course slope of 137 from the back tees
- Four sets of tees per hole