Golf parallels life in that the only way to escape rough patches is through aggressively swinging a club at something. Power through obstacles with this Groupon.
- $59 for 18 holes of golf for two (up to a $110 value, including tax)
Golfers can rent a cart to ferry their clubs ($18/person, not included in this deal).
Chateau Cartier Golf - Gatineau, QC
The tournament-ready golf course at Château Cartier Golf sidles up to the Ottawa River, letting swingers soak in views of rapids rushing beneath the Champlain Bridge and gaze out to the Peace Tower and stately parliament buildings. Since 1923, this breathtaking scenery has inspired athletes as they drive, chip, and putt their way across the par 70 course's small but mighty greens. To gear up for the course’s omnipresent water hazards, golfers visit the driving range and putting green or sign up for lessons from a PGA Pro. They can also drop in at the pro shop to pick up equipment and rentals from Taylor Made and Adams.
After a hard day on the course, players can retire to Le Bistronome, a cozy continental-style retreat offering cold drinks and hot food throughout the day. This contemporary eatery is nestled inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa, a sprawling edifice whose peach brick and sloped green roof enclose modern guest rooms, as well as a health centre and spa where workouts and massages push and then relax muscles.