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 $35, you get two 2011–12 Blue Sky Golf Passes for discounts on golf in the area (a $198 value).
The Blue Sky Golf Pass permits adventurous golf-ballers to putt around for up to 65 rounds at discounted rates on 17 of the region's greatest greens, from top-rated Bear Creek to championship course Whitestone Golf Club. Though each course has different dress codes, dates, rates, and rules about krumping on the fairway, players enjoy more than $3,700 in savings overall. Perks include a discounted stay and free green fee at Inn of the Mountain Gods as well as a complimentary one-on-one swing analysis that employs JVC video from Edwin Watts Golf Academy to help sharpen swings (a $49 value). After they've finished saving on golf for the day, famished golfers can flash their Blue Sky Golf Pass to feast on appetizer deals and buy-one-get-one-free entrees from BoomerJack's Grill and Bar.