Since great aunts can’t resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands—defeating them once and for all. Drive dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's deal: for $15, you get two rounds of nine-hole golf with two pull carts at Winter Park Country Club (up to a $34 value), located in Winter Park.
Winter Park Country Club, one of the oldest golf clubs in the Central Florida area, held its first annual meeting in 1900 and has attracted the nation's finest golfers with its picture-perfect landscape ever since. The diverse course winds through downtown Winter Park and features narrow fairways and precision-challenging greens that often shout "ouch!" whenever struck by a well-placed chip shot. Voted one of the Best of Orlando by Orlando magazine, the course has hosted pros as stellar as Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, and more.
Winter Park Country Club
Winter Park Country Club's fairways have expanded from 9 to 27 and shrink back to 9 again throughout its history. Now celebrating its 100th season in the fall of 2014, perhaps the course's greatest claim to fame has been the legendary figures who have graced its narrow, tree-hampered fairways, including players with surnames such as Hogan, Snead, and Sarazen.
Players of all stripes, from greenhorns to green-jacket holders, must deal with difficult design and terrain, as showcased on the course’s signature fourth hole, whose dogleg left and tight out-of-bounds areas lead a troubling path to a green situated behind two large bunkers and a massive oak tree. The biggest challenge, however, may reside on the par 3 seventh hole, whose deceptively simple 165-yard length leads into a hard-to-read green with a shape-shifting flagstick.
Course at a Glance:
Nine-hole, par 35 course
Length of 2,470 yards
Course rating of 31.8
Slope rating of 102 on bermuda grass
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Limited edition 100th anniversary merchandise available in pro shop