Like Shakira, a fluid golf swing harnesses snappy hip movements, looks amazing, and catches the eye of every passerby. Brush up on your swing physics with today’s Groupon. For $42, you'll get 18 holes plus a cart rental at Waverly Woods Golf Club (an $84 value). The critically acclaimed course is located on 1-70 in Howard County, just about a 20-minute drive from Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Designed by respected course creator and star architect Arthur Hills, the gorgeous course gives swingers playable, sweeping greens shrouded by lush scenery. Waverly Woods was carved out of farmland, with wide, friendly fairways. Golfers will appreciate the back nine, which includes a distinctive par four and shifts in elevation.
Ideal for control freaks, golf is a social sport in which participants have complete reign of ball control. Instead of puck surprises and random blows to the head as in soccer and hockey, the tiny white ball sits patiently on the tee at the player's mercy. Tee times start at 10 a.m., and all greens fees before 2 p.m. include complimentary warm-up balls. Call ahead to reserve your tee time in advance. Saturday, Sunday, and holiday tee times before 10 a.m. are not available.
- Waverly Woods truly belongs in the upper echelon of upscale public golf courses in the region. Its conditioning, service and layout are well thought-out, and ensure that you’ll have a good day on the golf course. – Jeffrey A. Rendall, GolfTheMidAtlantic.com
- This is one of my favorite courses in the area and it's not to be missed. – d00fuss, Golf Link