Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: for $56, you get 18 holes of golf and a cart rental for two (up to a $112 value) at Galena Ridge Golf Course, located at the Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho.
Carved into a majestic mountainside, Galena Ridge's nine holes wind through dramatic elevation changes and wooded valleys to create a challenging and memorable par 35 course. Using the mountain's jagged topography, the generous fairways reward accurate hitting, and errant shots are punished with deep bunkers, a thick rough, and deer that refuse to yodel back. Ever-present, sweeping views of the surrounding landscape provide a majestic setting for a double round of ball-whacking and divot-digging, and the included golf cart offers easy traversing of the course's steep and frequent climbs.
Galena Ridge Golf Course offers discounted twilight rates after 3 p.m.; plan ahead to ensure that you redeem your Groupon at the most opportune time.