When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a golf outing for two at The Madison Club in Madison, located about 30 miles from Pittsburgh (up to a $108 total value). The outing includes the following:
- 18 holes of golf with cart, valid any time or any day of the week (up to a $50 value each)
- Two hot dogs and two drinks at the turn (a $8 total value)
- 25% off at the clubhouse restaurant
The Madison Club's par 72 course winds over rolling fields and past hushed woods en route to a challenging 17th hole named one of the best public golf holes in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Along 6,847 yards of verdant course play, twosomes weave drives past seven lakes and plunk approach shots atop well-manicured greens, which are bordered by bunkers scrawled with sandy requiems for wayward shots. Four sets of tees help make the course playable for golfers of all abilities.
A mid-round hot dog and drink let players recharge before taking on the back nine and the challenging 17th hole, highlighted by a short-iron approach shot across open water to a gently mounded green and the bubbly applause of rapt fish. After the round, golfers can retire to the clubhouse and take 25% off at the course restaurant.
The Madison Club's rates vary throughout the day and week. Though The Madison Club occasionally offers discounts online, today's Groupon is the best deal available.
The Madison Club
The Madison Club’s 18-hole, championship course develops over gently rolling hills and winds through trees for a layout engulfed in a spectacular setting that incorporates the natural landscape into course play. Multiple water hazards challenge the golfer, as highlighted on the interesting par 3 17th, a hole that forces golfers to carry a short-iron tee shot over open water and has been lauded as one of western Pennsylvania’s best public holes by both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the fish that cheer on golfers from the green-protecting pond. Cut in to the rolling hills, holes are bordered with slopes and mounds that redirect errant shots back on to the carpet-like fairways. After a day at the links, guests can unwind with a light meal from the course restaurant or toast to the memory of broken golf tees with a drink from its full-service bar.