Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game that would enable them to explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a punch card for one round of golf with a cart rental at each of six courses from Alamo City Golf Trail (up to a $300.99 value). This Groupon is valid for both one round at each of the Brackenridge Park, Cedar Creek, Riverside, Willow Springs, Mission del Lago, and Olmos Basin locations and a bucket of medium range balls at the driving ranges in Cedar Creek and Mission Del Lago. Range balls must be used at time of play or in same visit. Children younger than 17 accompanied by an adult can golf with a half-price discount at each of these courses.
The Alamo City Golf Trail unites San Antonio's golf courses to provide a variety of challenges for both beginning and expert golfers. Mission del Lago utilizes the flatlands of San Antonio's south side, and its counterpart, Cedar Creek, implements elevation changes, waterfalls, and multitiered greens to challenge short-game abilities acquired on courses designed by M.C. Escher. Golfers exploring Olmos Basin will discover narrow, tree-lined fairways, which they can use to hone their targeting abilities before taking on the Riverside course's water hazards.
Several of Alamo City Golf Trail's courses have also served as bunker-laden battlegrounds for golf tournaments. The open fairways of the Willow Springs course have hosted several Texas Opens, and the original home of the PGA Winter Tour, Brackenridge Park, was the first course inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Links mavens will peruse the courses in style within the included golf carts, which can be used to hunt down errant drives or make a dashing entrance through the clubhouse wall. Although a reservation is required, this Groupon is valid any time a tee time is available.