Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: $119 gets you an individual mini-membership three-pass package to Wakefield Valley Golf Club in Carroll County (a $238.50 value). The individual golf package includes three rounds of golf at any time (including cart rental), three large buckets of balls, and three $10 vouchers for the snack bar. With a four-star rating from Golf Digest, the 27 championship holes at Wakefield Valley have been host to several Senior and US Open qualifying games. Waterholes and hilly terrain make for a challenging golf experience for novices, pros, and everyone in between. Golf with the lush, sweeping expanses of the long par fives on the Green Course and stretch your calves on the second-highest slope rating in Maryland.
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