Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Claim a pleasant patch of turf with today's Groupon: for $25, you get 18 holes of golf and a cart for two people at Pleasantville Golf and Country Club (up to a $64 value).
Over its four-decade history, Pleasantville Golf and Country Club’s semi-private course has matured into a charming and challenging collection of greens. Pairs can take two trips around the nine-hole course any time of the week (excluding Wednesdays), pending availability, maneuvering their cart and clubs around scenic obstacles such as towering shade trees, a reflecting pond, and distracting clouds that look just like Jack Nicklaus. Golfers can work up the energy to give sand traps a stern talking-to with snacks and sandwiches at Bogey’s Bar and Grill, perching in the clubhouse’s upper level.
Pleasantville Golf & Country Club
Pleasantville Golf & Country Club's nine-hole course blankets the Marion County countryside with a circuit of tree-lined fairways. Originally opened in 1965, the course boasts the trademarks of a mature layout, with well-defined greens, tall timbers, and fairways that are starting to show flecks of gray. The semiprivate club also encompasses an outdoor swimming pool and Bogey's, a grill with a full-service bar and a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and other casual eats.: