Much like survival skills, golfing requires patience, stamina, and the ability to identify which plants and numbered flags are not okay to eat. Feast on fairways with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a $50 gift card good for activities and events at Cantigny Park and Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.
Cantigny Park and Cantigny Golf coalesce more than 500 acres of an historic estate with museums, miles of walking trails, and a 27-hole course that allows golfers to unleash their deep-seeded aggression for small spherical objects. Two creeks, 12 lakes, and more than 70 sand bunkers will challenge the fairway foresight of players as they attempt to bury more golf balls than their club-wielding competitors. Golfers may enjoy a round of nine holes for a brief afternoon swinging session ($35), or they can use this Groupon toward the value of an 18-hole round ($85). To aid in the pin-seeking voyage, golfers may also rent an electric cart ($12+) or a well-trained caddie, whose course knowledge will help to maintain the course, obtain yardages, and ward off birds that attempt to snatch golf balls ($10+).
In addition to the series of oak- and ash-framed fairways, Cantigny Park features lounge and patio dining, 29 acres of botanical gardens, and outdoor evening symphonies ($15). Guests can also explore the First Division Museum, as well as the historic home of philanthropist Robert R. McCormick, who served as editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune for several decades.