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 $67, you get one round of golf with cart rental at three separate courses, a total of three rounds, from Golf Philly (up to a $134 value), valid Monday–Friday anytime and Saturday and Sunday after 11 a.m. Today's deal can be redeemed at the following Philadelphia courses: Cobb's Creek Golf Club's Olde Course (up to a $48 value), FDR Golf Club (up to a $43 value), and John F. Byrne Golf Club (up to a $43 value).
Interspersed with rolling hills, meandering woods, and rippling water hazards, each of the featured courses provides a challenging round for golfers of any skill level. The Olde Course at Cobb's Creek, a winding 6,202-yard layout of subtle fairways and pristine greens—designed by renowned course architect Hugh Wilson—charms players with mature trees planted along a 95- year-old golf course that played host to the 1955 Philadelphia Inquirer Open. Established in 1940, FDR Golf Club welcomes players with rolling hills, wide fairways, and caddies that cartwheel with eagerness. Animal and plant life is also welcome at FDR Golf Club, an established nature conservancy with Audubon International's Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. John F. Byrne Golf Club—designed by Alex Findlay—makes opulent use of the Torresdale Creek, which snakes through the course and comes into play on 10 holes, acting as an ominous threat to golfers looking to avoid bogeys. Golfers digging their spikes into the manicured greens will catch views of oversize protective bunkers, which occasionally showcase sand-art likenesses of Jack Nicklaus eating a hero sandwich.
Course rates fluctuate throughout the week.