Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $28, you get 18 holes of golf for two people, including cart rental, at Chautauqua Point Golf Course in Dewittville (a $60 value).
On sunny spring days, dimpled spheres whizz across 2,600 yards of Chautauqua Point’s century-old fairways, which line the glittering shores of Chautauqua Lake. Pairs of plaid-swathed patrons can buzz through the nine holes astride a stately gas-powered steed, pausing only to drive, putt, and ponder the meaning of the board game Life. With a USGA rating of 32.6, the course challenges first-time fore-yellers and seasoned club-swingers alike, and it swaddles all guests with the comforts of the vibrant clubhouse space.
Chautauqua Point Golf Course
Nestled against the glistening shores of Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua Point’s nine-hole course stretches across 2,600 yards of century-old fairways. Club-wielding compatriots can loop the picturesque par 35 astride a nimble golf cart, which helps to track down golf balls and flashes its headlights angrily upon any mention of caddies looking for work. For an 18-hole round, golfers traverse the emerald links twice over, allowing them to atone for any misreads or errant approaches made during the first 9. Clients can divide each 18-hole round into two 9-hole outings played on separate occasions, and they may choose to complete their allotted rounds by themselves, with friends, or alongside their evil, argyle-clad alter ego.