In golf, “birdie” refers to one stroke under par, whereas “eagle” refers to the flying carnivores players train to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a golf outing for two at Falcon Ridge in Lenexa (a $143 value). This Groupon is valid for tee times on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after 2 p.m. Each outing includes:
- 18 holes of golf for two with cart rental (a $130 value)
- One small bucket of range balls (a $6 value)
- Two beers at the Clubhouse (a $3.50 value each). Nonalcoholic beverages are also available.
With a 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest, Falcon Ridge is a pristine public golf course with impeccably manicured zoysia tees and bentgrass greens. The emerald hills of western Lenexa make an ideal template for the par 72 course, which pits players against 18 holes rife with quicksand traps and reinforced bunkers. As pairs blast a blitzkrieg of pearly projectiles, they can track their shots in a golf cart designed to handle the course’s variegated terrain with ease. Before navigating the sprawl of fairways and flag markers, golfers can dispose of their range balls at a practice area complete with driving range, two-tiered putting surface, and chipping station.
A round of beers caps the round off at the Clubhouse, where golfers can overlook the course’s green expanses and allegorize impressive scorecards as narratives of man’s triumph over nature. The Falcon Ridge Pro Shop—located next door—dispenses top brands and advice from a staff well versed in the latest golf gear.
In 2009, Golf Digest readers chose Falcon Ridge as the 17th-best public course in the United States. Recognized time and again on a national level, Falcon Ridge's course is a trip through the rippling hills of western Lenexa. Pristine manicured Zoysia tees are at the start every hole, which lead to terrain that challenges every aspect of a player's game. It's not all about bogies and birdies, though—the course has frequent elevation changes where you can get gorgeous views that are worth the trip alone. Away from the fairways, golfers can even take some swings at Falcon Ridge's 25-station driving range or two-tiered putting area.
Course at a Glance
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,820 from the tips
- Course rating ot 72.7 from the tips
- Slope rating of 136 from the tips
- Five tee options