Like the seedpod of the sacred lotus, golf courses are filled with holes and cause feelings of euphoria when chewed. Gnaw your way to nine-iron bliss with today's Groupon: for $30 you get a cart and 18 holes of golf for two players (up to a $76 value) plus 15% off your first food or drink purchase at Lake Pepin Golf Course in Lake City.
Formerly farmland for five generations of the Schmidt family, Lake Pepin Golf Course now boasts 18 holes that span across rugged links-style topography flanked by the bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley. The course plays to 6,752 yards, with 12 holes showcasing panoramic views of the lake and the remaining six holes providing access to an underground miniature golf course. Those who prefer manmade scenery can gawk at Joe "Snowball" Schmidt's 1869 two-story stone house, nestled between the 17th green and 18th tee.
Putter pendulating energy can be replenished with a snack at Lake Pepin Golf Course's clubhouse. Vaulted cedar ceilings, and cathedral-style windows inspire postgame Gregorian chants, and a large deck overlooking the lush greenery of the valley is the perfect setting for scenic meals and babysitters' club reunions.