Though the Scottish shepherds who invented golf liked it for its challenges, Scottish sheep liked it because it gave them ample time to nap in shepherds’ pickup trucks. Find your own reason to enjoy golf with today’s Groupon for golfing services and membership at The Highlands Golf Club. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get a $50 gift certificate for assorted golf services.
- For $50, you get a $100 gift certificate for assorted golf services.
- For $899, you get a Donald Ross single-season membership valid for unlimited golf any day of the week (a $1,845 value). This option does not include cart fees.<p>
Gift certificates are valid for the following options:<p> - Buckets of range balls - Greens fees - Power cart fees<p>
More than 100 years ago, revered architect Donald Ross designed The Highlands Golf Club’s 6,400 yards of arduous, emerald alleyways to challenge golfers of all abilities, from greenhorns to green jackets. Golfers launch buckets of golf balls ($6 each) across a full-size practice range and lock on to 10 short-range target greens, designed to hone the skills of PGA hopefuls better than performance enhancing Arnold Palmer beverages. Power cart-piloting club swingers seek 18 fast, challenging greens just off undulating cart paths (up to $57 a round/person) or stretch their legs and casually stride along the verdant course (up to $38 without cart). For unfettered cup seeking, Donald Ross single-season members can revisit the links seven days a week to conquer irksome doglegs or use the ninth green’s bunker as a sun-tanning beach.
The Highlands Golf Club
When describing his approach to designing a golf course, renowned course architect Donald Ross said "a golf course should be subtly deceptive, rather than unduly penalizing," a philosophy he put to work in 1908, when he crafted the 18-hole course at The Highlands Golf Club. Measuring 6,519 yards from the tips, the course offers a fair test for golfers across the handicap spectrum while still supplying enough challenges to attract legendary golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Ben Hogan, who played the course when it was a fixture on the Senior PGA Tour. Strategically placed bunkers and fairway-hugging tree lines that cast shadows resembling golfers' fears loom throughout the course, but its most memorable challenge awaits at the 14th hole—a long par 5 that doglegs left and ends with a forced carry over a pond and onto the green.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole course designed by Donald Ross
- Length of 6,519 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 71.5 from back tees
- Slope rating of 133 from back tees
- Five tee options
2715 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504