Golf is a game known for its pristine playing surfaces, rivaled only by a well-waxed bowling lane or a baseball field watered with dreams. Revel in smooth gaming grounds with today's Groupon: for $25, you get 18 holes of golf, cart rental, and driving-range access with a small bucket of balls at Lake Wissota Golf in Chippewa Falls, WI, or Southern Hills Golf in Farmington (up to a $56 value).
Lake Wissota Golf and Southern Hills Golf courses feature traditional well-kempt greens and challenging obstacles. Measuring more than 6,000 yards each from start to finish, these ball-battered battlegrounds envelop players in grandiose frondescence as they steer dimpled warriors past water hazards and sand traps filled with frowns. Each hole greets gurus and greenhorns with three sets of tee boxes from which to swing, marked by specific colors according to difficulty. Rather than slow roasting clubs before rounds, players can warm up naturally with a small bucket of balls on the full-sized driving ranges, or swing equipment-toting hatchbacks up to one of the full-service pro shops to procure hole-conquering provisions. Both locations recommend scheduling tee times in advance.
Lake Wissota Golf and Southern Hills Golf's rates fluctuate throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.