Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with today’s Groupon to Valley Pines Golf Club in Cairo, Georgia. Choose from the following options:
- For $22, you get an 18-hole round of golf for two including cart rental (a $48 value).
- For $42, you get an 18-hole round of golf for four including cart rental (a $96 value).
- For $76, you get an 18-hole round of golf for eight including cart rental (a $192 value).
Valley Pines Golf Club’s nine-hole, par 35 course stretches across 2,499 yards of pristine terrain hemmed by a multitude of water hazards and treacherous bunkers. Golfers loop the scenic labyrinth twice over to complete an 18-hole round, granting them both a chance to learn from mistakes made the first time around and a nine-hole interval to draft comebacks to the stinging trash talk of heckling flagsticks. With two holes at par 5, three at par 3, and four at par 4, the horticultural haven forces linksmen to unsheathe nearly every club or bejeweled parade scepter stashed in their bag. Modeled after the famed 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, the course features a par 3 hole with a true island green, where golfers must launch tee shots over a perilous moat to reach their well-fortified destination. Though not prohibitively long when played from the farthest tees, the course offers four tee options to cater to players of all abilities.