Golf is considered a gentlemen's game due to its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Swing away with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two greens fees and two large buckets of practice balls at Tres Rios Golf Course in Goodyear (up to a $54 value).
The 18-hole, parkland-style Tres Rios Golf Course unfolds over 6,846 tree-lined yards in Estrella Mountain Park. Warm up with two large buckets of balls on the grass driving range, accompanied by a chipping area, putting green, and practice bunker. Designed by architect Red Lawrence, the par 71 course challenges players of all skill levels with formidable hazards such as doglegs, trees, and loquacious peanut galleries. Twosomes can cruise the fairways in a complimentary cart, which will come in handy on the course's 11 par 4 and three par 5 holes.
Tres Rios Golf Course
Designed by golf course architect Red Lawrence, Tres Rios Golf Course plots a 6,846-yard path through the lush foliage of Estrella Mountain Park. The 18-hole course is populated with budding eucalyptus trees and relatively sparse groves of mesquite and pine trees. The unique layout showcases a stark contrast in terrain, with desert outcroppings and rolling foothills that surround the emerald fairways and greens. Stretching 471 yards, the par-4 13th hole presents a challenging dogleg left where sentient tree branches gobble up tee shots that drift into the rough on the right. Golfers can prepare for the round by warming up swings at Tres Rios's grass driving range or putting and chipping balls at the practice green.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-71 course
- Length of 6,846 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 71.4 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 121 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options