Before the advent of golf clubs, people moved golf balls with billy clubs, the peg legs of friends, or dislodged telephone polls. Rest easy after a long day on the links with today's Groupon: for $1,500, you get a three-night stay for up to eight people at O'BrienHouse at Bandon (a $3,000 value).
Perched on the Pacific coast in a 3.5-acre wooded site, O'BrienHouse at Bandon is a scenic retreat situated mere minutes from the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. A flight of up to eight people can claim the four suites, each of which contains two queen beds, decorative sheets, and a soap statuette of Greg Norman. After a rigorous day on the golf course (not included in this Groupon), splay out on the living room's plush couches to watch TV or gaze into the roaring fireplace, or grill up dinner on the large outdoor patio's gas barbecue. O'BrienHouse boasts a fully equipped modern kitchen where golfers can warm up for the day by putting hard-boiled eggs into a peckish friend's open mouth. Peruse pictures and policies online to preview the getaway.