Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a round of golf for two and a golf cart (up to an $80 value) at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club.
Golden Hills, which was co-founded by boxing champion Rocky Marciano and re-designed by course architect Rees Jones, boasts a winding course that unfurls around the thoroughbred horse farms and rolling hills of Marion County. Golden Hills’ deceiving topography challenges par pursuers with a litany of shimmering water hazards, tight fairways, sculpted bunkers, and pop-up targets. Roll through the fairways in a golf cart or piggyback on your rival’s caddie and take in the natural beauty of old-growth oak trees and luscious greenery. Call in advance to schedule your tee time.