Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $25, you get 18 holes of golf for two at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville (up to a $50 value).
Hole-seeking golf balls fly, roll and meander around the more than 6,500 yards and 18 holes of Hail Ridge Golf Course. Sporting an emphasis on mounds and long fairways, the course begins with a downhill par 4 that taunts golfers with a creek directly before a hilly green. As golfer duos battle the total par of 71, a formidable enemy is met in the form of the seventh hole, a par 4 over a massive water trap that acts as a reservoir for errant balls and stray dreams of being an astronaut. After leisurely walking along the continuous paths that weave through the course, ball whackers will encounter the challenging duo of the 16th hole, a par 3 that boasts one of the most difficult follow-up shots on the course, and the 17th hole, a par 3 with a two-tiered green and three-tiered wedding cake.
Hail Ridge Golf Course's rates fluctuate throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
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.
17511 Hwy. 87
Boonville, Missouri 65233