The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie—who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up on your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $69, you get 18 holes of golf for two and a cart rental at Wakefield Valley Golf Club in Westminster (up to a $139 value). This Groupon also grants you two $10 gift certificates to the pro shop, good toward extras such as range tokens ($5) and rental clubs ($20–$40).
Wakefield Valley Golf Club—a public course canopied by storybook foliage—presents 27 distinct holes across three courses to cater to both amateur and advanced club wielders. Bring along a coworker or a co-member of a grass-admiration society and select any two of the three nine-hole courses to play. The Green Course's long par 5s and the Gold Course's tough tee shots challenge players to flex their swing muscles, and unfriendly water hazards and hilly terrain pepper the White Course. Wakefield Valley Golf Club lets you tee off and whiz around via golf cart on emerald fairways of greatness, as you and a companion will be playing on the same grounds as U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur qualifiers.
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.
1000 Fenby Farm Rd.
Westminster, Maryland 21158