When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon to Valley Hi Golf Course. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a one-hour private lesson with PGA-certified instructor Mike Northern (an $80 value).
- For $60, you get three months of unlimited driving-range balls (a $120 value).
- For $80, you get a nine-hole playing lesson from PGA-certified instructor Mike Northern (a $160 value).<p>
Valley Hi Golf Course’s head golf professional, Mike Northern, has improved golf swings and putting strokes for more than two decades. The patient pedagogue edifies patrons with the same on-course acumen that has led him to six professional tournament victories, three berths in the illustrious PGA Championship, and a brotherly communion with the international community of sand-trap rakes. Runaway swings gain traction in one-hour private lessons, where trainees benefit from controlled practice scenarios and a high volume of muscle-memory-bolstering repetitions. Alternatively, Mike accompanies players for nine holes on Valley Hi’s immaculate course, helping perfect games in real time with advice on physical and mental aspects of the game as well as crucial course-management tips, such as when to swing for the green, when to lay up, and how to prevent golf-glove tan lines. With three months of unlimited range balls, players can slowly morph unsightly swings into paragons of pendulous beauty.
Valley Hi Golf Course
Valley Hi Golf Course’s 18 fairways have been flourishing with rye grass and deciduous trees since 1954, when golfers first began cursing the course’s tricky water hazards and bunker-guarded greens with old-timey swear words such as "leaping argyle!" The 1st hole boasts the course’s longest fairway, whereas the 7th hole stops short to become the shortest par five – the best hope for a birdie. The putting green at the 18th hole keeps golfers on their cleated toes until the very end by demanding, like medieval kings, to be approached from the left and on one’s knees. Those hoping to hone their game can take lessons with a staff headed by PGA golf pro Mike Northern, whose more than 30 years in the game have netted him a full trophy case. Before hitting the greens in the morning, golfers drop by the Caddie Shack Restaurant and Bar to fill their bellies with omelets, and those finishing up a later round can bite into sandwiches or burgers.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Length of 6,806 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 71.1 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 116 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options
- See the course layout
Southeast Colorado Springs
610 S Chelton Rd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910