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 to Touisset Country Club in Swansea. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get nine holes of golf for two (up to a $41 value).
- For $40, you get nine holes of golf for four (up to an $82 value).
For 50 years, Touisset Country Club has tested golfers’ mettle with nine holes of strategically designed course play along 3,029 yards of natural and manmade obstacles. The course, which family patriarch Raymond Brigham constructed by hand and mind control, contains naturally occurring hazards, such as large boulders and clusters of trees. The green’s penncross bentgrass and tricky reeds test putters while idly performing photosynthesis. The greens are large, and many elevate onto ledges to create an additional challenge to the golfer. Woods on both sides often protect tight fairways, and water hazards wait patiently to gulp down any errant shots in hope of adding them to their mucky collage of googly-eyed golf balls.
Touisset Country Club
The course at Touisset Country Club covers a verdant patch of repurposed farmland that still bears many of its original, naturally occurring hazards. In 1959, the then-amateur designers, Raymond Brigham and Richard Weller, built the course by hand. In doing so, they chose to leave the existing boulders in place rather than using them as paperweights for to-scale U.S. maps. And today, more than half a century later, the course balances such rugged features with well-maintained, penncross grass greens.
Course at a Glance:
- Nine-hole, par 35 course
- Total length of 3,024 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 69.1 from the back tees
- Course slope of 111 from the back tees
- Two sets of tees per hole
221 Pearse Rd.
Swansea, Massachusetts 02777