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 on your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an 18-hole round of golf, unlimited range balls, and a GPS-equipped golf cart (up to an $89 value) at the Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course in Chelan, a three- to four-hour drive from downtown Seattle. Bear Mountain was named one of PGA Professionals’ Favorite New Courses in 2007.
Bear Mountain's picturesque, 350-acre course unfolds alongside the Wenatchee National Forest, and the course’s natural plateaus and elevation gains of 700 feet expose golfers to breathtaking views of Lake Chelan and the surrounding high-desert mountainscape. Built in 2005, the course accommodates golfers of all experience levels with five tee boxes per hole, giving a golf-resistant first-timer a chance to get to know his or her neighborhood’s PGA pro in residence. Your Groupon also includes unlimited range balls and a GPS-equipped golf cart, which will spare you the terror of getting lost and suddenly finding yourself on the Autobahn.
A round of golf among Bear Mountain's pristinely up-kept greens, panoramic views, lush florae, and friendly cartoon faunae offers an idyllic escape from the stresses and strains and constant giant-monster battles of city living. Seize this opportunity to perfect your golf slang, or gift this Groupon to a golf-loving glockenspielist looking to refine her swing. Call ahead to reserve a tee time; this Groupon is good for the 2011 season only, which is set to open April 1 and close October 31.
Rates vary throughout the year—check online to get the best savings possible. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Not valid Fridays or Saturdays before 11 a.m.