The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $39, you get 18 holes of golf and a cart (up to a $77.50 value for non-residents) at Old Orchard Country Club in Mount Prospect. This Groupon is good for any day and time.
Old Orchard Country Club is committed to offering to the public the experience and beautifully maintained grounds of a country club. The gorgeous par 70 course for men and par 72 course for ladies gives swingers challenging yet playable terrain with narrow fairways, rolling inclines, and lukewarm snow hazards. Set atop a luxurious bed of blue grass, the course forces players to use their entire bag of clubs in order to get the ball from not being in the hole to being in the hole. Today's deal includes a cart to help golf-goers save their legs for running inside giant hamster balls instead. Call ahead to schedule a tee time.
Old Orchard Country Club
Old Orchard Country Club came into existence in 1932, when the Wickersham family purchased the land and began to manicure it. Over the decades, the club became such a community staple that the Prospect Heights Park District bought it in 1999, with a promise to provide the same level of country-club service to the general public. The park district's landscapers maintain the golf course's gently rolling, narrow fairways, which shoot and snake between trees and numerous traps. The course features lots of dangerous water, with hazards between the golfer and the hole on at least nine occasions. The ninth hole—a par 5—bends right around the forest, only to reveal a longer stretch of fairway hemmed in by triple water hazards leading to an equally narrow green. The 17th hole also presents a challenge, with the fairway bisected by a wide river, making the safest shot a long drive straight to the green, which sits framed by a pair of sand bunkers.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 70 course
- Total length of 6,119 yards from the back tees
- Three sets of tees per hole