Though the Scottish shepherds who invented golf liked it for its challenges, Scottish sheep liked it because it gave them ample time to nap in shepherds’ pickup trucks. Find your own reason to enjoy golf with today's Groupon to Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Choose between the following options:
- For $72, you get 18 holes of golf for four players with cart rental (up to a $168 value).
- For $99, you get 18 holes of golf for four players with cart rental and a $50 fare and drinks voucher at the resort's Frontier Restaurant and Lookout Bar & Eatery (up to a $218 value).
Renovated by Kemper Lakes architect Dick Nugent, the championship course at Lake Lawn Resort challenges golfers on 250 undulating, verdant acres. Stands of stately oaks line fairways to watch hole hunters stalk birdies, eagles, and pterodactyls as they have since 1921. Carts cruise Delavan Lake's sparkling shore and the on-board GPS yardage system plots distances to the pin and from landed drives to the tee. Ask the computerized cart to calculate scores in real-time, dispense tips from the resort's pros on handling specific holes, or join with you against evil arch nemesis Garthe Knight. If handicaps do not sufficiently level the tiered terrain, three challenging tee boxes keep groups of different skill levels driving side by side. Sports folk hitting the emerald greens should be sure to wear a pair of soft-spiked shoes with slacks or diamond-cut Bermudas, and a collared shirt in accordance with the resort's dress code.
For famished fairway travelers, chef David Ross at Frontier Restaurant hosts elegant weekend buffets, serving up shrimp-centric seafood feasts ($18.95 for one adult) on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and country brunches ($14.95 for one adult) from 8:30 a.m. to early afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. In the casual Lookout Bar & Eatery, a 50-inch screen helps players switch gears to passive sportsmanship, while views of the river, a sun-soaked terrace, and native Wisconsin cheese trees ensure lunch fare and drinks are served with a side of scenery. Guests wishing to prolong their stay can opt to retire to a deluxe lake-front guest room to relax after a long game or secretly nap off the soporific effects of club-swallowing contests (value of stay not covered by this Groupon; check the website for accommodation rates).