The golf ball’s dimples were inspired by the contours of raspberries, which players often toss into forested thickets to throw sasquatches off the fairway's scent. Reclaim nature’s leisurely landscapes with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $75, you get a two-day pass to the Telus World Skins Game at Fairmont Banff Springs on Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26 (a $155 value). Gates open at 8:30 a.m.
Having driven their embattled golf carts around the world in search of worthy adversaries, five PGA Tour golfers — Lucas Glover, Anthony Kim, Paul Casey, Stephen Ames, and Jhonattan Vegas — converge on the expansive fairways and pristine greens of Fairmont Banff Springs for one of Canada’s premier tournaments. Eagles and birdies soar majestically over the 27-hole course, which extends organically from the tree-lined foothills of the Rocky Mountains, providing panoramic views and links-centric challenges. A two-day pass entitles tournament viewers to a packed schedule of events, with nine holes of heart-stopping hole-in-ones and soul-crushing hole-in-eights played each day. A high level of fan-player interaction keeps the event exciting and the pressure palpable, and warm summer temperatures are bound to melt ice-filled veins and lead to spontaneous sand-trap generation.
Returning to Banff after a wildly successful run in 2006, this year’s tournament supports the Alberta Cancer Foundation's effort to advance cancer research and care province-wide. Though not included with the two-day pass, guests can seek nightly accommodation at the elegant Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or camp in nearby caves, where mountain trolls lovingly reenact their favourite scenes from Caddyshack.