Without golf, only Lilliputians on billiards tables could experience the joy of rolling balls across a smooth green. Enjoy sized-up sports with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get a golf getaway for two at Columbia Lakes Resort in West Columbia (a $428 value total). The package includes:
- A one-night stay for two guests in a standard two-bedroom cottage suite (a $128 value)
- Two rounds of golf for two people with cart on an 18-hole course (a $75 value/person/round)
Since 1973, Columbia Lakes Resort has spoiled putters with a sprawling 7,000-yard 18-hole course and luxurious accommodations nestled within 2,000 acres of woodland. Power architect Tom Fazio designed the course, which weaves through tall oaks, around lagoons, and beside a 300-acre lake swimming with trophy bass amid an elaborate underwater city constructed from clubs flung away in frustration. Perfect your putt on one of the four practice greens, including a furrowed chipping and putting green and a green with a bunker for practicing sand shots or building sculptures of your friends using golf balls for eyes. Players can also practice on the driving range, stocked with five target greens and four tee areas.
After a day on the green, guests can retreat to their two-bedroom cottage suite. Each bedroom has its own entrance and contains two full-sized beds, a study desk and chair, a television, and a private bath. A mini refrigerator and a microwave allow guests to warm up a midnight snack or inflate Peeps to three times their normal size. During downtime from golfing and uptime from sleeping, guests can cool off in the swimming pool, relax with a beverage in the huge cabana, or find more vigorous recreation in the recently renovated, 2,000-square-foot Body Shop fitness center.