Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game in which they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon at the Kalona Golf Club in Kalona. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get 18 holes of weekend golf for two, plus cart rental (a $58 value).
- For $24, you get 18 holes of weekday golf for two, plus cart rental (a $48 value).
Named 2010 nine-hole course of the year by the Iowa Golf Association, the Kalona Golf Club's pristine course offers birdie-baggers a green-carpeted canvass for 9-ironed revelry. With a slope rating of 125, Kalona's course offers up 6,256 yards of winter rye and bluegrassed fairways, along with water hazards in the form of two scenic ponds. The course's rolling terrain may give an uphill or downhill lie, and persuasive putters can spend an afternoon demystifying Kalona's greens, populated by bent grass and ball-dimple-counting gnomes. Cruise through an afternoon of fore-shouting upon your automated grass chariot, then stop by the clubhouse for a post-match refreshment and score-settling arm-wrestle. Players must bring their own bag and clubs, soft spikes, and pretzel-patterned golf knickers.
Kalona Golf Club
In 1928, a committee of Kalona professionals pooled their resources to transform an obsolete cornfield and pasture into a golf course, using a horse-drawn mower to sculpt a layout that originally sported sand greens and cost a quarter to play. More than 50 years later, the course was remodeled and expanded to Kalona Golf Club's current nine-hole layout, a 3,128-yard labyrinth where immaculate, bent-grass greens showcase the efficiency of modern landscaping, whereas rustic bridges and wandering milkmen recall the Club's humble beginnings. Named the nine-hole course of the year by the Iowa Golf Association in 1984 and 2010, the horticultural haven unfurls across pristine, rolling terrain that can create difficult lies, compounded by the presence of mature tree lines and two ponds that come into play on three holes. The course prohibits metal spikes, and players must provide their own set of clubs or titanium-plated sausage links.
Course at a Glance:
- Nine-hole, par 36 course
- Bent-grass greens, winter rye and bluegrass fairways
- Length of 3,128 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 34.7 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options
- Link to scorecard
1376 Hwy. 1
Kalona, Iowa 52247Get Directions