Though the Scottish shepherds who invented golf liked it for its challenges, Scottish sheep liked it because it gave them ample time to nap in shepherds’ pickup trucks. Find your own reason to enjoy golf with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get an unlimited 2012 membership to Sugar Creek Golf Course in High Ridge (up to a $1,200 value). Members can reserve tee times any time Monday–Friday and any time after noon on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Walking is permitted Monday-Thursday. Other membership benefits include:
- Unlimited greens fees
- Free range balls with cart rental
- Cart rental fees of $16.50 per round up to 18 holes
- Three 30-minute introductory golf lessons
Sugar Creek—an emerald-tinged spattering of expansive fairways and lush, manicured greens—poses a challenge to players who come to test their mettle against its par 70 map all year. The course’s 18 holes meander across more than 6,500 yards of naturally undulated terrain and elevated tees where golfers take turns trying to drive their balls through the distant Gateway Arch. Three sets of tees accommodate greenhorns to green jackets, who can share in the fun and help one another avoid hazards such as sand bunkers and vengeful ball-washing stations. Golf carts hug grassy corners as players speed their way through the course on weekends and holidays, when power-cart rental ($16.50/person) is required to keep games moving along briskly. Leisurely games on weekdays allow members to saunter through the great outdoors and place strategic booby traps to help their chances at Sugar Creek’s regular Jefferson County charity tournaments.
Sugar Creek Golf Course
Sugar Creek Golf Course's 18 holes challenge all levels of golfers with 6,500 yards of manicured fairways and carpet-like greens. Players launch shots from one of three tee boxes per hole and continue to thwack their dimpled orbs around the course in an effort to challenge the par 70 layout or crack open their golf ball to discover its nougat center. Guests needing to warm up their swings can do so on the course’s driving range.