Like its Scottish cultural colleague the kilt, golf offers a pleasant open-air experience that can turn calamitous in strong gusts of wind. Keep your eyes down and your legs crossed with today’s Groupon: for $32, you get 18 holes of golf for two and a cart rental at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course in Princeton (up to a $74 value). This Groupon is valid for all weekday, weekend, and holiday rates.
A public course complete with tree-lined fairways and pristine greens, Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course challenges paired players with a set of 18 holes as well-rounded as the dimpled spheres that speckle its ridges. Captain your cart over an expansive range of well-manicured landscapes dotted with majestic woodlands and enough sand and water hazards to evoke a horror-movie set at an island resort. This par 72 course strikes an exceptionally balanced level of difficulty, appealing to seasoned swingers as well as active younger players with freshly acquired driver's licenses.
A plantation-style clubhouse offers scenic views of the course, with a comfortable lounge overlooking the first tee. Locker rooms allow golfers to emerge from grueling birdie hunts looking sprightly and ready for a few friendly whacks at the driving range ($5 for a large bag, not included in this Groupon), where caged ball pickers await a merciless blitzkrieg of pearly projectiles.
12927 Illinois Hwy. 26
Princeton, Illinois 61356