Like painting a portrait or fixing a computer, completing a round of golf is always more impressive when it’s done in the pouring rain. Enjoy equally impressive fair-weathered fores with today's Groupon to Widder Station Golf and Country Club in Thedford. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a round of golf for two players, plus a cart rental (up to a $101.70 value, including HST).
- For $99, you get a golf membership for unlimited play during the 2011 season for one player (a $450 value).
Widder Station Golf and Country Club regales patrons with scenic, alfresco competition on its 18-hole public course. Duos harness motorized carts and navigate along the par 72 course's manicured greens past furtive ponds, strategic bunkers, and runaway lawn gnomes. The course unfurls an open terrain that stretches to the foot of a thickly wooded perimeter, indulging club wielders with unobstructed views of the green. After conquering the fairways with artful strokes and sabre-toothed ball tees, teams can relish panoramic views from the sprawling clubhouse deck, or refuel their systems with a sandwich from the deli. In addition to unlimited golf for the 2011 season, members also lasso reduced cart rates, 10 per cent off pro-shop merchandise, and discounts on tournaments and special events.
Though Widder Station Golf and Country Club sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Widder Station Golf & Country Club
Widder Station Golf & Country Club's hilltop clubhouse cuts an impressive form on its perch between the first tee and the 18th green. With a deck bordered by white railings and a towering spire that adds a gothic detail to the bucolic space, the building offers a scenic locale from which guests can look out onto the winding streams, dense tree lines, and golf-cart flash mobs that populate the 18-hole, 6,272-yard golf course. The relatively open, par 72 layout challenges golfers with two ponds and a stream that runs from one end of the course to the other, features that come into play on nine holes. The course concludes with dramatic flair at the 18th hole, which has earned a reputation as the hardest hole due to its 502-yard length, a tricky, dogleg-left fairway, and the green's giant airbag that opens erratically as golfers attempt putts.
Inside the clubhouse, a deli and pro shop cater to the needs of guests' depleted stomachs and golf bags. In the winter, Widder Station transforms the course's open terrain into a haven for snowmobiling events, during which guests can glide down the tree-lined trails while doing their best impression of the Ice Age mastodon gangs that once cruised over ancient glaciers.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,272 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 69.3 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options
8395 Decker Rd.
Thedford, Ontario N0M 2N0