Motorized golf carts replaced their horse-drawn predecessors, which left courses vulnerable to overzealous grazing and the distraction of caddies' horseshoe tournaments on unused tees. Saddle up for some golf with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a golf outing for two at King Carter Golf Club in Irvington (up to a $120 value). The package includes the following for each golfer:
- Greens fees and golf cart (up to a $49 value per person)
- Two buckets of range balls (a $3 value per person)
- Sandwich, chips, and a soft drink (an $8 value per person)
Garnering praise as one of Golf Digests' Best New Courses of 2006, King Carter Golf Club's 18-hole course stretches across 6,818 yards of rolling fairways and well-groomed greens. Golfing pairs can vault their spheres over watery traps, skirt them around sand-filled bunkers, and juggle them when no one is looking while attempting to finish under the par of 71. Tees for each hole are scattered at several different lengths, with championship tees utilizing the full length of the course for challenging long drives, and shorter family-oriented for those who prefer a chip-and-putt style of play. The rental cart minimizes leg strain for a stronger stance, and duos can clink sandwiches and toast to a game well played during the included lunch.
The course's hours of operation fluctuate at the whim of the solar cycle, with the last tee time scheduled relative to sunset and all carts required to be returned by dark, at which point the course is open to club-wielding owls and putt-savvy raccoons. Prices vary throughout the week, with Groupons reaching their maximum value Friday–Sunday.