If you got that Groupon email in your inbox this morning and saw the deal for Victory Links in Blaine, my advice to you is to not think that you’re going to use it this weekend.
The deal isn’t bad: $28 for 18 holes, range and 18 holes on the putting course. I haven’t played the golf course, but have heard decent things about the holes. It’s actually a place I wouldn’t mind playing at some point.
The good news about the deal is that it doesn’t expire until Sept. 4. The bad news is that the golf course is still recovering from a very, very, very difficult winter.
The front page of the course’s website talks about how they have opened two more greens. But there is only one green open on the front and six on the back. I’m not a math whiz, but that adds up to seven. Out of 18. I have to give the folks at Victory Links credit for being up front with what’s going on.
This isn’t meant to be any sort of indictment of the job that the staff at VL has done because it was a tough winter for some places. Several courses — including private courses — still have temporary greens. The cool spring hasn’t helped recovery either.
But if you want to put on good surfaces, you might want to buy the Groupon and put it to the side for the next month or six weeks.
Just trying to help the golf consumers out.