Every golf course goes through a rebellious phase, sprouting water hazards, obnoxious sand traps, or an anchor tattoo on its back nine. Tame an entertainingly tempestuous course with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 18 holes of golf for two, plus cart rental (a $70 value) at Augusta Country Club in Augusta.
Founded as a members-only club in 1922, Augusta Country Club now opens its bermuda grass fairways and bentgrass greens to all golfers for nine replayable holes. Golfing companions can throw their weaponry into the cart and systematically conquer the course along its new cart path. Nine holes equipped with three sets of tees allow for front- and back-nine holes to be rated separately and played as a full 18-round course. Golfers aim to sink their shot between the sand traps on hole two, sail it over the water hazard on five, and send it straight and true to a college education on six.
Augusta Country Club
Bermuda grass fairways and bent grass greens form the basis of a challenging layout at Augusta Country Club’s nine-hole golf course, which has blanketed the Kansas countryside since 1922. Every hole features two separate tee boxes, which means golfers can enjoy two distinct experiences of each hole when they play an 18-hole round. The opportunity to play the same holes twice also grants golfers a chance to redeem themselves by avoiding a bunker or water hazard the second time around. A waterway runs horizontally across the fairways on six different holes, forcing golfers to send shots over its glassy surface or tunnel underneath it with a makeshift shovel made from divot tools.