Like suntans and the ability to throw knives at apples on top of totem poles, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's Groupon: for $49, you get 18 holes of golf for two people and cart rental at The Highlands Golf Club in Hutchinson (up to a $98 value).
The Highlands Golf Club's Zoysia-grassed course embraces golfers in 6,650 yards of verdant open fairways, challenging obstacles, and a picturesque backdrop. Knights of the club equip themselves for victory on the course inside the fully stocked pro shop before taking on the tee with a 9-iron and their lucky stuffed Arnold Palmer. The 18-hole, par 72 course has a slope rating of 133, and tests swingers' skills with water features, sand traps, and slow-clapping dryads. End the day inside the cozy bar, where golfers discuss whether the wormhole to the fourth dimension outside of the 11th hole should be considered a water hazard.
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
922 Crazy Horse Rd.
Hutchinson, Kansas 67502