Since great aunts cannot resist pinching dimpled cheeks, the overwhelming number of dimples on a golf ball should confuse their grabby hands—defeating them once and for all. Spend a year driving dimpled dandies back into their holes with today's Groupon: for $69, you get an unlimited 2011 membership at Sugar Creek Golf Course in High Ridge, plus three half-hour private lessons (up to a $1,500 value) and complimentary range balls with any cart rental.
Sugar Creek Golf Course's sophisticated design challenges golfers of all skill levels with 18 diverse holes spanning more than 6,500 yards of meticulously manicured greens, fairways, and sarlacc pits, and the naturally hilly terrain lets players master golf-cart maneuvers in a safer environment than any indoor track they could ever construct in their garage. The par-71 course offers four sets of tees to accommodate all abilities, making an enjoyable game attainable for even the greenest of greenhorns. As you perfect your pendulum swing and give your putt a makeover, you can pause to admire the course's scenic view of the Gateway Arch.
Your one-year membership entitles you to unlimited use of the greens anytime Monday–Friday and after 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Leisurely saunters around the green are permitted during the week, but power golf-cart rental ($16.50 per person, not included with membership) is required on weekends for speedier games and more interesting caddy races. A hefty clutch of driving-range balls comes with every power cart rental (a $150 value) as part of your Groupon deal. Three half-hour private lessons (a $150 value) will further hone your skills as seasoned linksmen teach you how to swing like a pro, avoid sand traps, and how many strokes it takes to summon Humphrey Bogart’s ghost on the seventh green.
Sugar Creek Golf Course
Sugar Creek Golf Course, under new management and ownership, features 18 picturesque holes to challenge all levels of golfers with yards of manicured fairways and carpet-like greens. Players launch shots from one of four tee boxes per hole and continue to thwack their dimpled orbs around the course in an effort to challenge the par 70 layout or crack open their golf ball to discover its nougat center. Guests needing to warm up their swings can do so on the course’s driving range.