Playing a round of golf is a contest between man and nature, much like betting a tree it can't drink a gallon of milk. Pit yourself against the elements with today's Groupon: for $27, you get nine holes of golf for two people with a cart rental at The Aurora Golf Club (up to a $54 value). This deal expires on November 15, 2011 and is not valid on weekends before 1 p.m.
The Aurora Golf Club's championship course snakes through 220 acres of naturally rolling terrain enveloped by mature trees and halved by the meandering Chagrin River. Golfing duos tee off on a front nine interspersed with lengthy par 5s, doglegs, and greens hugged by bunkers threatening to swallow sloppy approach shots and unruly golfers. Three sets of tees make the course playable for golfers of all abilities, and a barricade of water hazards and ball-swatting pine trees challenge golfers en route to a ninth green perched atop a squat hill. The course record of 64 strokes (for the full 18 holes) was first set by Arnold Palmer, who had recently revolutionized the game with the introduction of the spatula golf club.
Though not included in today's deal, golfers can cap off rounds of golf with lunch or dinner at the Aurora Grill overlooking the 18th hole.