Golf is considered a gentlemen's game because of its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Disport in a dignified manner with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a round of golf, plus cart rental, lunch, and a private lesson for two at Belvedere Golf Club in Hot Springs National Park (up to a $175 value).
Belvedere Golf Club, named one of the state's top 20 courses by GolfLink, eases the jonesings of club swingers seven days a week with its bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens. Lush, sloping hills and stately trees surround the course, a 1949 brainchild of Arkansas Hall of Fame designer Herman Hackbarth, who took care to swath each shapely dogleg in the finest of canine pantyhose. Whizzing hither and yon in electric golf carts less than 1 year old, players can take on pastoral obstacles such as greenside bunkers, water hazards, and squads of guerilla hobbits. From the tips, the course measures 6,767 yards, with a par of 72, a course rating of 73.1, and a film rating of PG-13 for some strong language near the woods and sand traps. Twosomes can brush up on their gameplay with a private lesson ($40) from a club instructor before or after refueling limbs with lunch for two at the bar and grill ($20).
385 Belvedere Dr.
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901