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 $58, you get 18 holes of golf for two, plus cart rental, at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove (up to a $116 value).
The Refuge Golf Club's course meanders through natural forests and wetlands, presenting a pocket-seeking challenge for novice and experienced clubbers alike. Etched out of 350 acres of heavily wooded terrain, this golf-ball maze features tree-lined fairways, bunkers, and greens expertly manicured by wandering livestock. During games, swingers can aim their pocked spheres of glory at targets from island-type teeing grounds while rubbing forest-dwelling rabbits' feet and wishing for a hole in one.
Today's deal is valid for two people—an outdoorsy couple, a pair of good friends, or newborn twins—and cart rental is included, allowing for an easy cruise between tees. After a cutthroat round, 9-iron wielders can relax in the 13,000-square-foot clubhouse, at the restaurant and bar, or prepare for future outings by snagging a new wardrobe from the pro shop. See the tee-time schedule for each round's commencing shot time.
Although The Refuge Golf Club sometimes offers special rates for certain tee times throughout the week, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Refuge Golf Club
Designed by course architect Kevin Norby, The Refuge Golf Club cleaves through 350 acres of woods and wetlands to frame an 18-hole, par 72 course. Native grasses, wooden cart bridges, and immaculate bluegrass fairways characterize this northern-style course, which challenges golfers with tight tree lines and abundant sunbathing opportunities for losing shirts in sand traps. If golfers haven't spotted much wildlife throughout the course, they might find a gallery of hawks, deer, and feral caddies watching at the 17th, the course's second-most-difficult hole. Clubbers must blast tee shots over a forced carry before safely landing on an open fairway that leads to a green flanked by bunkers on both sides. Players can warm up for rounds at the 20-stall driving range and contoured putting green, and PGA professionals help golfers hone their game during private lessons. Meanwhile, a 13,000-square-foot clubhouse built of rock and cedar beckons for post-round revelry in the facility's restaurant, bar, and pro shop.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,534 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 71.9 from the back tees
- Course slope of 139 from the back tees
- Five sets of tees per hole
21250 Yellow Pine St.
Oak Grove, Minnesota 55011