The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, like merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $59, you get 18 holes of golf for two plus a cart at Wakefield Valley Golf Club (up to a $119 value).
Wakefield Valley Golf Club is a public course canopied by storybook foliage, boasts a challenging slope rating, and presents 27 distinct holes across three courses to cater to both amateur and skilled swingers. Golfers can choose to play any two of the three 9-hole courses. The Green Course's long par 5s and the Gold Course's tough tee shots challenge players to flex their swing muscles. The White Course is peppered with unfriendly water hazards and hilly terrain capable of tuckering out golf carts and golf-curious stray racehorses. Wakefield Valley Golf Club lets you tee off and whiz around via golf cart on emerald fairways of greatness, as you will be playing on the same grounds as U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifiers.
Golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful trees lining the well-groomed fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres' mulligans. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the enjoyment you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough.
Wakefield Valley Golf Club
Nestled in the rolling hills of Maryland's countryside, the Wakefield Valley Golf Club showcases three different nine-hole courses. Each course presents a unique set of challenges, with the green course showcasing lengthy par 5s and the white course challenging golfers with hilly terrain and water holes that lure errant shots and experimental scuba-tank golf bags. The gold course, meanwhile, sets up demanding tee shots into narrow fairways, as seen on its signature eighth hole, where water guards the green on all sides.
Golfers can warm up for rounds at the driving range and practice green or employ the swing-honing advice of PGA Professional Scott Magee, who teaches enough students to believe that he will find one who can pull a putter from a stone. Guests can also refuel rumbling stomachs with casual food and drinks at Fenby’s Restaurant.