Golf is considered a gentlemen's game due to its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Brush up on your manners and your swing with today's Groupon: for $59, you get 18 holes of golf and cart rental (up to a $99 value), a bucket of range balls (a $12 value), and one drink in the clubhouse (up to an $8 value) at Lake Presidential in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Lauded by Golf magazine for its exciting layout, Lake Presidential dazzles driver jockeys with stunning swaths of verdant grass painted across the shores of a 30-acre lake. Drive dimpled spheres away with regrettable insults at one of five sets of tees around the sweeping course, which boasts a masterful design by the creators of Kiawah Island's Ocean Course. The 18-hole utopia offered up its plush hills for a U.S. Open Qualifier and Maryland Women's Amateur Championship play. Golfers looking to sharpen up their game before treading the sacred green seek out the all-turf practice area flanking the course to hone perfect drives and competitive cud-chewing matches.
Lake Presidential's sprawling pro shop and luxurious locker rooms leave fairway gurus thoroughly prepared for iron-wielding spirit journeys, and cool, hard-working club grabbers relax around a sudsy salve at The Grille. The luxurious, 11,000-square-foot clubhouse waits to surround parched lords of the green with the polished elegance of a solid teak butler.