Golf’s greatest gurus spend years atop mountains meditating on the game’s most puzzling riddles, such as: If a tee shot falls in the forest, and no one is around to see it, why not just take a mulligan? Avoid existential paralysis on the fairway with today’s Groupon: for $70, you get two one-hour private lessons at Triggs Memorial Golf Learning Center (a $140 value).
Led by Director of Instruction Robert Tramonti or one of his expert staff, Triggs Memorial Golf Learning Center's golf lessons imbue aspiring links lovers with the knowledge base and skill set required to masterfully maneuver a set of clubs. Students hack their way across the rolling practice greens adjacent to the Donald Ross–designed Triggs Memorial Golf Course during a pair of one-hour education sessions tailored to each golfer's experience level, skill set, and desired improvements. Whether students suffer from downtrodden tee shots, a sullen short game, or passive-aggressive putting, an intuitive Triggs teacher will listen and observe before offering constructive criticism pertaining to stance, swing, and whether plaid knickers can be worn after Labor Day.
Triggs Memorial Golf Course
Carved through dense pine trees according to the vision of New England course designer Donald Ross, Triggs Memorial Golf Course artfully incorporates the natural terrain into a scenic, 18-hole layout. The course begins with three long par 4s—demanding par 4s have become the course's calling card—making it a daunting layout for slow-starting swings and jet-lagged 9-irons. Relatively short par 5s offer stick-flickers scoring chances to compensate for some of the more difficult holes, provided they can keep their drives out of the fairway bunkers and dense tree lines that flank most fairways. Flat terrain eases golfers into the round on the front nine, and more hilly terrain awaits on the back nine to complicate club selection and force the occasional above- or below-the-feet lie. Small, well-bunkered greens loom at the end of each fairway, requiring precise approach shots to keep balls on the green. After rounds, golfers can head to Yogi's Grill, where a menu of sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and 13 beers slake appetites that haven't been spoiled by handfuls of savory greenside sand.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Course rating of 72.0 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
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