Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 18 holes of golf for two plus cart rental at Coachman’s Golf Resort in Edgerton (up to a $92 value).
Run by the Johnson family for more than seven decades, Coachman’s Golf Resort is an artful haven for long drives and pretty birdies. The resort’s Red, White, and Blue sets of nine holes seamlessly incorporate rolling hills—splashed with a pond, dotted with oaks and willows, and surrounded by a troposphere—into 27 holes of elegance and serenity. In recent years, the resort’s populations of sand traps and giant sand worms have both grown to 35, with the 3,211-yard White nine requiring the highest degree of precision and wile. The Red nine is the shortest and most accessible of the three sets, though all were designed for consistent scoring and pace of play. Golf carts ensure smooth transitions through the tunnels under U.S. Highway 51 leading to the Blue nine, as well as provide dunce-cap storage and timeout chairs for misbehaving clubs.