When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get an 18-hole golf outing with cart rental for two at The Highlands Golf Club in Hutchinson (up to a $98 value).
The Highlands Golf Club’s 18-hole course takes golfers careening across 6,650 yards of tight fairways as they tumble over the northern rolling hills of Reno County. Windswept native grasses, mounded sand formations, and flagsticks that double as melodic bagpipes coalesce to give the par 72 course the feel of a links-style Scottish layout. Golfers traverse the zoysia-grass labyrinth astride a peppy golf cart, which helps run down wayward balls while pausing to make small talk with the course’s indigenous wildlife, including stately red foxes and swooping waterfowl. The course’s water hazards and unforgiving fairways place a high premium on strategic shot selections throughout the round, and the undulating terrain produces more awkward lies than a mob boss caught reading Petrarchan sonnets.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Zoysia grass
- Length of 6,650 yards from farthest tees
- Course rating of 74.1 from farthest tees
- Slope rating of 134 from farthest tees<p>
The Highlands Golf Club’s rates fluctuate throughout the day and week.
Highlands Golf Club
The course architect incorporated the area's natural terrain when designing Highlands Golf Club's 18-hole course, sculpting narrow fairways through native tall grass, using sand hills as natural hazards, and enlisting the population of red foxes to serve as forecaddies. The end result is a 6,650-yard labyrinth of zoysia grass that winds through the rolling hills of Reno County. The challenging course makes accurate shot making a premium, as golfers must avoid multiple water hazards in addition to the tough lies that await off the fairways. Golfers can load their Scottish quivers with new golf balls after a preround visit to the pro shop and relax after rounds at the club's onsite restaurant.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-72 course
Length of 6,650 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 73.8 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 133 from the farthest tees