Since its inception, golf has abided by its chivalrous traditions: honest scorekeeping, swearing with one's pinky extended, and placing one's jacket over water hazards so that ladies don't notice them until it's too late. Today's Groupon treats you to a day of the gentleman's game: for $25, you get one 18-hole round plus golf-cart rental (up to a $52 value) at The Summit Golf Club. Groupon customers may tee off anytime on weekdays or anytime after 2 p.m. on weekends at the course, which is located about an hour south of downtown Minneapolis in Cannon Falls. Tee times can be scheduled 7 days in advance.
The Summit Golf Club's Championship Course sprawls with meticulously manicured fairways, tees, and greens composed of hearty bentgrass. Seasoned swingers and wobbly woods-wielders alike will find the course comfortably competitive as it rolls across elevation changes of up to 110 feet. This rise and fall also makes for exhilarating golf-cart rides between holes as you and your party rush through fully grown tree lines and evade booby traps set by herds of feral groundskeepers. Multiple layers of limestone throughout the course ensure that no dancing gopher puppets distract you from scoring a birdie, eagle, or albatross.
Golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the well-groomed fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres mulligans. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the enjoyment you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. Buy Groupons for your friends and escape the toils of workweeks riddled with wretchedly non-regulation coffee-mug putting practice at The Summit Golf Club. Be sure to check The Summit Golf Club’s special rates for seniors and twilight golfing.