Playing a round of golf is a contest between man and nature, much like betting a tree it can’t drink a gallon of milk. Pit yourself against the elements with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a golf outing for two at Walkabout Golf Club in Mims (up to a $120 value). The golf outing includes:
- 18-hole round of golf for two with a cart rental included (up to a $44 value each)
- Two buckets of range balls (a $6 value each)
- Lunch for two (a $10 value each)<p>
Walkabout Golf Club’s 18-hole, par 72 course unfurls an emerald tapestry of immaculate fairways, dazzling greens, and cerulean waters fit for club-toting artistes of all abilities. Once demystified by former world Top 10 golfer Chris DiMarco—who set the course record with a blistering round of 64—the relatively difficult course can flummox golfers with its tight fairways, fast greens, and landing areas consistently flanked by water, which comes into play on 13 holes and houses a cabal of head-cover-eating waterfowl. Duffers acquaint themselves with the course’s obstacles immediately, as the first hole—a par 4 measuring 435 yards from the back tees—features a dramatic dogleg right where any attempt to cut the corner must contend with a serpentine pond and an expansive bunker, perplexing golfers with the first of many risk-reward scenarios characteristic of the course. Five tee options temper the course’s lengthy and challenging nature, making it enjoyable for those yet to fully develop their orb-mashing fortitude or players mistakenly wielding a throw pillow for a club head.
Divot-tearing duos can prepare for their round with a swing-loosening session at Walkabout’s full-length driving range, where distant greens and yardage markers facilitate games of longest ball, closest-to-the-target, and most fashionable post-swing pose. After thei r 18-hole excursion, players can recapitulate memorable shots while noshing on a pulled-pork sandwich with coleslaw, chips, and a frosty soft drink.
Course Stats * 18-hole, par 72 course * Measures 7,146 yards from the farthest tees * Slope of 143 from the farthest tees * Course rating of 74.3 from the farthest tees * Five tee options * Link to scorecard