Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Battle of Agincourt reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $60, you get one round of golf for two, cart rental, two buckets of balls, and two food items at Arkona Fairways Golf Course in Arkona (up to a $120 value).
Arkona Fairways challenges golfers with a par 68, 5,357-yard course situated near the sandy beaches of Grand Bend. In rounds of golf (up to a $44 value/person with cart), player duos launch dimpled orbs down tree-lined fairways dotted with seven ponds, 20 sand traps, and roving marching bands. The hilly back nine culminates in the signature par 4 18th hole, a 405-yard affair leading to a long, hourglass-shaped green. Players can touch up their game in one of the practice range's 20 tee decks, where the contents of 42-ball buckets (a $6 value/person) await whacks from clubs or Easter-egg dye jobs. Postgame, players can reward patient stomachs with one of three dishes—a pound of piquant wings, a deluxe hamburger with fries, or a grilled-chicken salad (a $10 value/person).
Arkona Fairways Golf Course
The 18-hole course at Arkona Fairways entices golfers with lush, tree-lined fairways and fast greens. From the rolling inclines of the back nine, swingers can gaze out for miles. The course’s signature 18th hole stretches out for 405 yards and challenges players to match a par 4 while tackling a dogleg right laden with traps and conquering a green in the shape of an hourglass. Burgers and wings sate post-round appetites while golfers lounge in the shade of patio umbrellas of Mulligan's Bar & Grill.
8562 Townsend Line
Arkona, Ontario N0M 1B0