When not playing golf, old-time gentlemen competed against each other in cigar-smoking relays and games of pin-the-top-hat-on-the-donkey. Tip your hat at a new pastime with today's Groupon: for $99, you get 18 holes of golf and two private one-hour golf lessons at the Brian Mogg Performance Center of Hawaii, located at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach (a $225 total value).
Founded by seasoned instructor Brian Mogg, whose past students include a PGA TOUR winner, the Brian Mogg Performance Center of Hawaii helps professional and amateur golfers step up their game with hands-on lessons. With two one-hour, custom teachings from a certified instructor (a $160 value), budding club-swingers of all aptitude levels and ages can increase their skill, lower their score, and learn how to transform dimpled orbs into future-seeing crystal balls.
Before, after, or under lessons, green gurus can venture to the Hawaii Prince Golf Club for 18 holes of skill-honing play (a $65 value). Designed by game legends Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, the picturesque course is split into three separate layouts, each containing nine holes surrounded by challenge-posing lakes, lagoons, bunkers, and golf-ball-stealing sprites. Dramatic views of the Wai'anae and Ko'olau mountain ranges easily distract balls on their way to the green, causing them to land in the hands of palm trees attempting to learn juggling.