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: for $109, you get a round of golf for two with a cart at TimberStone golf course, plus a one night stay in a standard room for two at Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain, Michigan (up to a $218 total value).
Nestled in the natural beauty of the Upper Peninsula, Pine Mountain Resort encourages guests to relax in its full-service lodge before winding up on the sprawling golf course, which was ranked one of Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play in 2011. The impeccably manicured TimberStone golf course is a five-star, par-72 course designed with emerald greenery, glassy waters, grassy hills, and gassy sand traps. A virtual tour shows a 360-degree panoramic view of every hole, dispelling unfounded rumors that the verdant forests and azure ponds are actually a series of Plexiglas cutouts. Zip around the course behind the wheel of the included cart, which carries bags and bodies like a pack mule and expects only a handful of wooden tees in its feedbag as a sign of thanks.
Once the course competition is complete, pairs can return to the 34-room lodge to relax in the brick and timber confines. The indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna carry away stress upon a leisurely current, and the free wireless Internet lets data flow without the cumbersome clicking of a Morse code straight key. Guests can dine onsite at the Famers Restaurant and Bar (dinner not included with this Groupon) and enjoy sunrise satiation the following morning in the form of complimentary breakfast.
N3332 Pine Mountain Rd.
Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801