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 $249, you get a three-day, two-night golf getaway for four (a $124.95 value/person) at Great River Road Golf Club in Nauvoo (a $499.80 total value). The trip is valid for a check-in anytime Sunday–Tuesday. An additional $32 hotel tax ($8/person) is not included in this Groupon. The golf getaway includes:
- Unlimited golf for four
- Cart rental
- Three-day, two-night condo stay for four
From a lofty perch atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Great River Road's 18-hole golf course and comfortable lodging combine for relaxing vacations with long drives and woodsy splendor. The short, scenic course cushions club-smacked spheroids with bluegrass fairways and meticulously manicured greens, and winding trails allow the club's herd of Yahama carts to graze throughout the entire length of play. Golfers improve their games and victory speeches with unlimited stick-swinging on the course marked by tight drives, changes in elevation, and bald eagles that stoically applaud players at the 17th hole. As foursomes ready for action, eye-popping natural scenery begs for attention with sweeping riverside vistas, rustling woodlands, and ball-gobbling streams that meander through the set of links.
Like a modern-day space station, but without the threat of Martians, Great River Road puts up travelers with comfortable housing. Guest condos appeal to the senses with amenities such as four full-size beds, full kitchens, outdoor gas grills, and views of the course. During their stay, guests can drink in the beauty of the surrounding Nauvoo area, peppered with restaurants and attractions and surrounded by beautiful wildlife including deer, bald eagles, and the ghosts of wooly mammoths.
771 E County Rd. 1850
Nauvoo, Illinois 62354