Shutdown Special: Hilltop Golf Club offers deals with government closure
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Shutdown Special: Hilltop Golf Club offers deals with government closure

With the government wrapping up its orderly shutdown on Tuesday afternoon, nearly 1 million federal workers will be furloughed or working for no pay while Republicans and Democrats play with the nation's budget -- before they play with its credit rating, again.

So what's a furloughed employee to do? How about snag a sweet deal on golf?

While the Washington, D.C.-run golf courses are closed during the shutdown, Hilltop Golf Club in Alexandria, Va., is offering discounts on range balls and green fees.

Fox News' Bret Baier blogs that golfers can show up to the club, just outside of D.C., to get a $5 discount on a bucket of range balls and a $7 discount on a nine-hole round of golf (with cart). Lessons are also discounted by 25 percent.

A federal employee ID is required to get the deals, however, and the deals end when the shutdown does.

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