Thanks to lightweight clubs, golf is no longer just the province of caber-tossing Celts and grizzlies shirking their trout-fishing quotas. Celebrate a universal game with today's Groupon to Lakeside Golf Course in West Bountiful. Choose between two options:
• For $40, you get 18 holes of golf for two with cart rental (up to a $76 value) and two small buckets of range balls (a $6 value), valid on weekdays and after 1 p.m. on weekends (up to an $82 total value).
• For $80, you get 18 holes of golf for four with cart rental (up to a $152 value) and four small buckets of range balls (a $12 value), valid on weekdays and after 1 p.m. on weekends (up to a $164 total value).
Opened to the public in 1966, Lakeside Golf Course invites friendly competition among golfers across more than 6,000 yards of rolling bluegrass fairways, hazardous bunkers, and placid lakes. Golf carts chauffer course combatants from the first hole, a long, straight par 5 that demands unerring drives. Club wielders chip away at the par 71, forging through the twin threat of holes 12 and 13, whose fairways sandwich a marshy lake dotted with tall grass eager to swallow errant drives and unsupervised sand wedges, and the 14th hole's short span requires agile chipping over a water hazard that encroaches on the tee box. Small buckets of 25 balls each are ready to go flying through the empty expanse of a driving range or caressed delicately along the practice green in preparation for a match or as calm meditation after a trying encounter with a chipmunk.
Though Lakeside Golf Course sometimes features discounted tee-time specials online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.