Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $149, you get greens fees for two, a golf cart, access to practice facilities, and a $25 credit at the pro shop (up to a $275 combined value) at the Bedford Springs Old Course, located in the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA.
The Old Course, which dates back to the 19th century, carves a scenic and challenging golf experience through the Allegheny Mountains. The course's varied design and wide array of holes require creative shot-making ability, a fully stocked club bag, and the ability to control birds, but the gentle greens and rough ensure novice swingers are not left behind. Completely restored to its historic layout, the course's sweeping views of old-growth trees and rolling vistas reward players as they cruise through in the provided cart. The course's dual-ended practice facility allows for ample warm-up and cool-down, and a $25 credit at the on-site pro shop can be used for hats ($24), balls ($10+), and accessories such as key chains and money clips.
The Old Course's rates fluctuate throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.