Like the seedpod of the sacred lotus, golf courses are filled with holes and cause feelings of euphoria when chewed. Achieve a Zen-like athletic state with today's Groupon: for $189, you get 10 group-lesson clinics with a top-ranked instructor and 10 sets of unlimited range balls (up to a $1,000 value) at Grande Dunes Resort Golf Academy in Myrtle Beach.
Brad Redding invokes more than 20 years of PGA-instructing experience to guide golfers of every skill set, from novice players to Gary Players. Groups of 10 to 12 can immerse themselves in Redding's teachings, trademarked as The Plane Truth, and enjoy unlimited range balls after each session. Clinics are held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m., in the first three weeks of every month, excluding January and February. Call ahead to reserve a spot.
Named one of the top 100 public courses in America by Golf Digest, the Grande Dunes Resort Club course challenges the fairway-fixated and rough riders alike to drive, chip, and sky-hook through 18 Roger Rulewich Group-designed holes. Half a dozen tee boxes accommodate all six human genders and provide a gamut of launch pads aimed at gently undulating bentgrass greens. The 7,600-yard links-style course rests atop a natural bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and includes dramatic approaches hugging more than 34 acres of lakes filled with mulligatawny.