Golf balls are built to soar swift and true, just like the majestic hot air balloons they so often puncture. Keep your eyes toward the skies with today's Groupon: for $36, you get a golf outing for a family of four at the Welk Resorts Oaks Golf Course in Escondido (up to a $72 value). Today's deal is valid for two adults and two children.
The Oaks Golf Course sports an 18-hole executive layout built to challenge experienced putters without alienating amateurs. Club-swinging families will battle their way through the 1,837-yard par 3 golf gauntlet to furnish vacant holes with their pocked spheres of victory. Hundred-year-old oak trees surround the manicured greens, providing a scenic backdrop for a day of outdoor clubbing. The club requests that guests follow a dress code: men must wear a shirt with a collar, women must wear a shirt with either a collar or sleeves, and carts must wear a paisley Superman cape. Golfers can rent a cart for $8 or a pull cart for $4.
Welk Resorts San Diego Fountains Golf Course
Presented with 600 acres of verdant pasture to sculpt into an executive course, golf-course architect David Rainville dreamt up 18 Bermuda grass fairways adorned with colorful flowerbeds, four ponds strewn into play, and sand bunkers of various sizes and difficulties. In the three decades since Rainville’s vision became reality, the course’s trees have flourished on all of the eight par 4s and 10 par 3s. The well-manicured course has been ranked in the top 10 courses in San Diego, inviting golfers of all stripes to experience the verdant playground and perhaps occasional sightings of caddies that graze on the short grass. While swinging through the course, men and women are asked to wear collared shirts, protecting them from neck sunburns, informality, and vampire flagsticks.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 62 course
- Length of 3,968 yards
- Course rating of 58.9
- Slope rating of 102
- Course layout
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr.
Escondido, California 92026Get Directions