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 $40, you get 18 holes of golf for two with a cart rental at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville (up to an $80 value).
Hail Ridge Golf Course lopes over gently rolling hills with fairways wrapped in mature trees and bordered by wispy native fescues. From the first tee, golfers peer downhill toward a green ensconced in flora and guarded to the front by a winding creek that’s home to numerous over-eager drives and several of Arnold Palmer’s pet tadpoles. Playing onward, duffer duos are tested by numerous ponds, challenging two-tiered greens, and lengthy par 5s that can host impromptu driving contests or off-the-cuff 545-yard putt-offs. The course concludes with a slight dogleg to the right, daring players to strike a blind drive over a small cluster of trees before smacking approach shots onto the tiny, undulating green.
Hail Ridge Golf Course at a Glance:
- Par 71
- Three sets of tees
- Length of 6,516 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 69.7 from the back tees
- Slope rating of 115 from the back tees
Hail Ridge Golf Course sometimes features a discounted price online, and its rates fluctuate throughout the week and the season.
Hail Ridge Golf Course
Jones and Norene Gann first imagined transforming their property into a golf course 18 years ago, and constructed an 18-hole course and golf facility now managed by the Rapp family. Open seven days a week, the course challenges golfers with outstretched trees, formidable bunkers and mounds, and hazardous waters. Designated cart paths wind around and through the course, guiding drivers to the next hole on their route or through a wormhole leading to the twenty-third century. Nestled atop the sprawling property, practice facilities help golfers warm up swinging arms, and a pro shop lets athletes restock balls and read up on instructional guides to high-level golfsmanship.
In regular golf instruction, owners Bill and Philip Rapp help students fine-tune their swing and boost their game with new skills. On Tuesday evenings, young putters can hone their swinging skills in free lessons.