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. They may choose to complete their allotted rounds by themselves, with friends, or alongside their evil, argyle-clad alter ego.