Playing a round of golf is a contest between man and nature, much like betting a tree it can’t drink a gallon of milk. Pit yourself against the elements with this Groupon.
$149 for a Golf Package with Small-Group Clinics (Up to $981 Total Value)
- 7 18-hole rounds of golf (up to a $33 value/round). Golfers must pay a $15 cart fee before each round that is not covered by this Groupon.
- 10 one-hour small-group golf clinics (a $75 value each)<p>
The Refuge is so named because golfers do exactly that: Take refuge amid towering pines and oak trees on a meticulously maintained course, raised from a hardwood swamp and designed by renowned course architect Roy Case. A true “thinker’s course,” golfers must navigate The Refuge’s various water and swamp hazards. This comes into play particularly on the eighth hole, where the green is protected by water hidden from the tee. Though the hole is relatively short and long hitters may be tempted to drive the green, many balls find their way into the hazard, and those that don’t must deal with one of the most undulating greens on the course and its army of wild caddies. Between strokes, golfers can marvel at the abundant wildlife as they meander across an old wooden bridge lined with sawgrass and Spanish moss.
Players can warm up or cool down on the range, which is also home to the USGA/LPGA Mary Ann Edge Junior Girls Golf School of Mississippi. Junior golfers can take it easy on the Wee Links at The Refuge, a three-hole course that juniors can play for free and adults can only play under child supervision. The full-service pro shop stocks gear and apparel, and the clubhouse and grill serve up tasty fare such as burgers and quesadillas.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course, according to GolfLink
- Length of 6,635 total yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 129 from the farthest tees
_The Refuge's rates fluctuate during the day and throughout the week, and it also offers discounted rates for juniors, seniors, and military personnel._
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