Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon to Wallinwood Springs Golf Club in Jenison. Choose from the following options:
* For $49, you get a round of golf, cart rental, hot-dog lunch, and beer or soda for two people ($105 value).
* For $79, you get a round of golf, cart rental, hot-dog lunch, and beer or soda for four people ($210 value).
Wallinwood Springs' woodland-edged course, designed by architect Jerry Matthews, challenges golfers with more than 30 sand traps and a score of watery ambushes created by the course's scenic Grand River setting. The well-manicured open fairways of the first nine holes expose shots to the elements, necessitating calculated swings and lucky pairs of socks. Five of the second nine holes taunt golfers from a danger zone close to the 26-acre manmade lake, which links-prowlers can view from the safety of their included golf cart. The Grand River hedges three holes, where balls risk being washed away or plundered by the swimming caddies of frugal, ball-poaching rivals. After a suitable appetite has been worked up, players can refresh themselves with an all-American lunch of hot dogs and chips washed down with cold beer or soda pop.
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club's rates fluctuate throughout the week.
8152 Weatherwax Dr.
Jenison, Michigan 49428