Like the seedpod of the sacred lotus, golf courses are filled with holes and cause feelings of euphoria when chewed. Swing and be merry with today's Groupon for the Nine and Dine package, which includes nine holes of golf and golf-cart rental for two at William J. Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park (up to $70 value weekend, $66 value weekday), paired with a three-course meal for two (up to a $121.94 value) at Emerald Grill on the Green. The value of the meal is based on the most expensive options available. Choose between the following options:
- For $95, you get the Nine and Dine package, to be redeemed Saturday or Sunday (up to a $191.94 total value).
- For $105, you get the Nine and Dine package, to be redeemed Monday–Friday (up to a $187.94 total value).
Established in 1896, William J. Devine Golf Course inspires green-goers to hone their strokes at one of the oldest courses in the nation. The groomed greens are home to a slew of golf-club-wielding virtuosos, including Willie Campbell, the course's first head pro. After a fierce nine holes, putters can stick a flag in their appetites at Emerald Grill on the Green, which is located in Franklin Park and is an affiliate of G'Vanni's Ristorante.
With the three-course meal, each person can choose three of the following options: salad, appetizer, entree, side of paste, or dessert. Begin with an appetizer or salad from the menu, advancing afterward to an entree with a side of pasta or choice of dessert. Beef up your bunker shot with the bacon-wrapped scallops hovering over a garlicky serving of spinach ($9.99), or go green with the classic caesar salad topped with parmesan and garlic croutons ($8.99).
Entrees are centered around chops, italian steaks, seafood, and pasta with gluten-free and vegetarian fare for those possessing particular palates. The eggplant parmesan and pasta bathes the purple veggie in tomato sauce and cheese-based deliciousness ($13.99), and the chicken marsala with potatoes and vegetables ceremoniously soaks the chicken medallions in a marsala-wine sauce ($15.99). A side of pasta ($3.99) or a dessert, such as the tiramisu ($6.99), rounds out the meal like a ball of Play-doh that has not yet been chiseled into a tee.
William J. Devine Golf Course sometimes offers discounts for students and seniors online, and the value of the meal at Emerald Grill on the Green varies based on chosen options; plan accordingly to redeem your Groupon in the most opportune way. Golf-cart availability depends of course conditions.