Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $32, you get 18 holes of golf (up to a $23.75/person value) and lunch for two (a $10.25/person value) at Hillcrest Golf Club (up to a $68 total value). This Groupon is not valid for gameplay before 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Culled from the cranium of renowned Scottish course-crafter Donald Ross nearly a century ago, Hillcrest merges idyllic, sweeping greens with lush forestry to forge an unforgettable 6,774 yards of play on its par 72 course. Clink clubs with a close friend or sentient pair of Hulk Hands when cruising Hillcrest's historic 18 holes, peppered with rolling zoysia fairways and handy manifold tee boxes to accommodate players of all stripes. Following the final putt and strut, hungry golfers can indulge in a post-round feast at the club's bar and grill, which offers guests a mouthwatering medley of hearty sandwiches, scrumptious sides, and fountain drinks. Hillcrest offers rentals of golf carts for an additional $18.
Hillcrest Golf & Country Club
Everything is included when you play at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. This means the green fee, cart, GPS services, and balls are all covered, as well as occasional surprises such as food specials, clubs, and drink tickets. Access to the amiable and accommodating staff is also part of the golfing package, as guests play their way across scenic zoysia fairways and quick greens at the historic course. Afterwards, players can indulge with a signature cocktail and pizza at the recently opened whiskey lounge, or load up on supplies at the fully stocked pro shop.
Originally designed by renowned Scottish course architect Donald Ross, Hillcrest Golf & Country Club first opened for business on May 27, 1916. The course has been the source of many historic moments in the century since, including the very first Kansas City Open in 1938. As the only remaining Ross-designed course in Kansas City, today's Hillcrest retains many of its classic features, from the challenging first hole to the daunting 620-yard 10th hole. Rolling hills, mature trees, and lush turf remain among the course's characteristics, as does its nonresidential setting rich with local wildlife.