Golf is considered a gentleman's game due to its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Rejoice in refinement with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-year Longhorn pass, including one round of golf at Canyon Springs Golf Club (a $199 value). The membership must be activated within two months of this feature.
Built on land rich in both beauty and history, Canyon Springs Golf Club snakes its award-winning championship course through gentle hills nestled within the original site of the Classen Homestead. Golfers armed with the Longhorn pass can play the 18-hole course any time of the day, bolstered by bonuses including 10-day advanced tee-time privileges and discounted green fees and cart rental ($39 Monday–Thursday and $49 Friday–Sunday). In addition to reduced fees, Groupon holders also swing their way through test runs during one free round of golf, navigating the course's challenging bunkers, rolling fairways, and pommel-horsing greens. During each round, pass holders are outfitted with a cart, range balls, and a GPS device that chirps out location in the voice of Arnold Palmer. Members keep an eye on handicaps with complimentary USGA tracking, rein in slices with discounted range balls, feast with 10 percent off of food and nonalcoholic drinks from the club house, and compete for heady bragging rights in members-only tournaments held throughout the year.
Canyon Springs Golf Club's course utilizes the scenic, tumbling natural landscape found on the edge of Texas Hill Country. The course is also awash in history, with buildings constructed with rock salvaged from dry stack walls on the Classen Homestead, and holes lined with trees engraved with Native American glyphs commemorating the world’s first hole in one.