A golf course is a scenic sanctuary where young blades of grass receive constant grooming and grizzled grains of sand can retire far away from merciless ocean waves. Explore a relaxing landscape with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an 18-hole round of golf with cart rental and unlimited driving range balls at Whidbey Golf and Country Club in Oak Harbor (up to an $85 value).
Whidbey Golf and Country Club's par 72 course stretches across 6,476 yards of kempt emerald corridors tucked away amid the bucolic scenery of coastal Washington. Begin the day at the club's driving range, where players can straighten out rusty swings and give weak-spirited wedges inspirational speeches. The round on the golf course begins with a challenge, as the first tee gives way to the longest and most difficult hole, a 516-yard par 5 in which orbs must fall into a narrow landing area, lest they stumble into the seedy underbelly of bunkers strategically placed on either side of the fairway. Though duffers and their obedient cart can pass through most holes without hydro impediment, multiple ponds come into play throughout the course, threatening to suck particularly ill-struck spheroids into eternal aquatic abyss without the intervention of an altruistic waterfowl.
Those hoping to more thoroughly vet the verdant grounds can pore over the website's hole-by-hole course description. A one-hour drive or ferry trip north of Seattle, the course is playable year-round, with closures only for Christmas, New Year’s, and Chi Chi Rodriguez Day.
Whidbey Golf and Country Club
Nestled in the bucolic scenery of coastal Washington, Whidbey Golf and Country Club’s par 72 course stretches across 6,467 yards of water-kissed terrain. The round begins with a challenge, as the first tee gives way to the longest and most difficult hole, a 516-yard par 5 where drives must touch down on a narrow landing strip flanked by bunkers or circle in the atmosphere until they get signal clearance. Multiple ponds come into play throughout the round, upping the ante on certain shots with high-risk, high-reward scenarios. Before embarking on their pin-hunting expedition, duffers can trace power draws into the sky or take aim at invading weather balloons at the driving range.
Those hoping to more thoroughly scout their verdant foe can pore over the website’s hole-by-hole description. A one-hour drive or ferry trip north of Seattle, the course is playable year-round, with closures only for Christmas, New Year’s, and Chi Chi Rodriguez Day.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Length of 6,476 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 70.7 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 123 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
2430 SW Fairway Ln.
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277