The dimples on a golf ball help it fly farther with greater accuracy, just as the dimples on a baby help it steal candy from gullible strangers. Find your adorably sporty sweet spots with today's Groupon: for $153, you get a stay and play package for two at Kokanee Springs Resort in Crawford Bay, British Columbia (a $306 value). The package includes a one-night stay in a standard room in the Kokanee Lodge, one day of golf for two plus cart rental, and one day's unlimited use of the driving range.
Kokanee Springs is home to a championship 18-hole golf course that has by panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier and surrounding area and rustic yet elegant lodging. An original design of golf-course architect Norman Woods, the course sprawls against a mountain backdrop on Kootenay Lake and boasts long fairways, rolling greens, and groundhogs. After challenging your short and long game, retreat to the top of the 12th fairway, where Kokanee Lodge's more than 50 luxury rooms await to enrapture guests. Lounge on two queen-sized beds, lounge on patios, lounge on bar fridges, or lounge in the lodge's roomy hot tub, which bubbles briskly from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. All rooms come stocked with satellite television, coffee makers, hair dryers, and a year's supply of golden potatoes.
Kokanee Springs sleeps quietly amongst the lush wilderness of the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. After admiring the way the sun seems to skim across the horizon from your private patio, venture down for a bite at Bunkers Grill, which serves contemporary plates of burgers and seafood and features daily specials, Prime Rib Saturdays, and occasional barbecues on the outdoor deck.