A golf course is a scenic sanctuary where young blades of grass receive constant grooming and grizzled grains of sand can retire far away from merciless ocean waves. Explore a relaxing landscape with today's Groupon: for $40, you get an 18-hole golf outing for four at Tryon Country Club (an $80 value).
At Tryon Country Club, tree-lined Bermuda-grass fairways and bent-grass greens stretch across a par 72 course surrounded by striking mountain vistas. Designed by course architect Donald Ross in the early 1920s, the nine-hole course allows golfers to play full 18-hole rounds courtesy of an additional green and varied tee placements that enable them to approach holes from different angles. A stream slashes through the middle of the course, and strategically placed bunkers capture approach shots the way strategically placed cameras catch chimney sweeps pocketing precious soot. Golfers must call ahead to reserve a tee time, ensuring that their dogleg adventures do not conflict with prescheduled tournaments or long-foretold pheasant uprisings.