Golf balls were invented when science students realized their solar system projects were woefully incomplete without a dimpled sphere to represent Pluto's cuteness. Take a swing at your own adorable planet with today’s Groupon: for $44, you get 18 holes of golf for two with cart (up to a $54 value), a bucket of range balls (a $4 value), and $30 worth of drinks and American cuisine at Livingston Country Club in Geneseo (up to an $88 total value).
The Livingston Country Club's golf course hosts an octogenarian expanse of 6,462 sloping green yards, sculpted into a winding par-72 test of skill. Golfers can take along a club-swinging companion and play eighteen holes while driving a golf cart across wide fairways renowned for their views of the Genesee Valley and centaurs arrayed in this season’s most fashionable tartans.
In-between digging up divots, golfers can visit the tavern for an extensive selection of beers and wine or ruminate at Livingston Country Club’s restaurant, The Nines. Captained by chef Ian McBride, a culinary warrior with 20 years of experience, a stint at a four-star resort, and a sword crafted from melted silverware, The Nines' staff dots their menu with American and Italian favorites. Anchor incisors into a flame grilled 8-ounce flat iron steak ($16.99) or lasagna layered with beef, ricotta, basil, and gooey mozzarella ($12.99). McBride also plates up southern flair with the jambalaya, with shrimp and chicken fiddling next to accordion-playing andouille sausage to express their love for sautéed vegetables ($16.99).
4436 Lakeville Rd.
Geneseo, New York 14454