Like suntans and the ability to throw knives at apples on top of totem poles, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a four-person game on any day Monday–Friday, plus two golf carts, at Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin (up to a $184 value).
Crafted with a plethora of sand bunkers, precisely placed mounds, and billowing grass, Golf Club of Illinois' classic 18-hole course challenges ball swatters of every skill level. The par 71 course lets links-loving quartets start by chipping away 9-irons at hole one and end plotting a course through the deceptively shallow green of hole 18. Cruise the Nugent- and Borland-designed playing field with a golf cart for each duo, providing easy travel between holes and quick getaways from the seventh hole's irascible wildebeest population.
In addition to pristine greens, Golf Club of Illinois offers a driving range for practice swings and a practice green for flying balls. After a day of swinging and putting, pass by the pro shop, which stocks the latest in custom golfing gear and quality brand clothing.