It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes in one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to this Groupon.<p>
Choose Between Two Options
$49 for a golf outing (a $99 value)
- 18 holes of golf with cart rental
- Hot dog lunch <p>
$89 for a golf outing for two (a $198 value)
- 18 holes of golf for two with cart rental
- Two hot dog lunches<p>
The Links at Bodega Harbour
Carefully crafted by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr., The Links at Bodega Harbor’s 6,290-yard course brings the coastal majesty of Scotland’s famous links to the seaside hills of Northern California. Stunning elevation changes test golfers’ ability to adjust their yardages for up- and down-hill targets, while hillcrests offer picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and dolphins using echolocation to chip in golf balls from tough lies in the ocean. Knee-high native grasses and cavernous pot bunkers threaten to ensnare errant shots, and fast, multi-tiered, bent-grass greens make golfers earn every two-putt. The 461-yard par-four 18th is rated the second-hardest hole on the course, ending the round with a dramatic flourish as golfers must launch their approach shot over a brambly ravine to reach a heavily-bunkered green stationed just steps from the sandy beachfront.
Those looking to enjoy bayside views without having to keep track of autonomous golf balls can retreat to The Bluewater Bistro & Bar. Glasses of Sonoma County wine let guests toast to the career of a sandwedge that decided to retire in the ocean as they lounge on couches next to a stone fireplace. The elegant diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus anchored by fresh fish and locally-sourced ingredients.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 70 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Length of 6,290 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 71.5 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 129 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
“One of my favorite courses - particularly when the weather cooperates, as it did this trip. The only negative was the condition of the greens - they should tell you...”
“One of my favorite courses - particularly when the weather cooperates, as it did this trip. The only negative was the condition of the greens - they should tell you upfront when you call to make the reservation! - they had been punched and top-dressed and therefore made the entire day less enjoyable than it might have been. Again, I feel that the value is adversely affected and even with the Groupon deal, I believe that courses should a greatly reduced rate when the conditions areso greatly affected!”