The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon to Stonebridge Golf Club: for $22, you get 18 holes of golf on the green bent grass (up to $30), a cart rental ($12), and a small bucket of balls ($3.50), up to a $45.50 combined value. This deal is not valid on weekends or before 2 p.m. on holidays.
Designed by U.S. Open champion Johnny Miller, Stonebridge's Scottish-links-style course features 27 holes designed to test your swing and backstroke. The course's namesake red-rock bridges arch over and beside three tough nines, each almost 3,600 yards long, making this one of the longest courses in the state. With 20 of the holes adjacent to water, it's also one of the most pond-besotten. Three smaller teeing areas complement the harder drives, and small streams coil beside some the course's 93 sand bunkers.
With the panoramic sweep of Salt Lake Valley and the distant white-capped peaks, Stonebridge reminds you why you got into golf in the first place: it challenges mind and body, rewards practice, and massages the senses with natural products such as grass and nature.