Many golf instructors grow up loving the game of golf, but precious few can say they inherited their passion from a golf legend. As the son of Billy Casper?1970 Masters champion, two-time U.S. Open champion, and 1978 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee?Byron Casper is one instructor who can say just that. He serves as the chief lesson-giver of his eponymous golf academy, carrying out the day-to-day instruction on the range at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course. He helps players improve by making tweaks to both their swings and mindsets, relying upon video analysis to reveal the presence of backswing hitches and downswing giggle fits. Students can elect to take direction on the range, within a TruGolf simulator loaded with more than 75 famous golf courses, or out on the course, where the player will receive coaching on strategic aspects of the game such as course management and awareness of the rules.
Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Zombie Apocalypse’s haunted house dares guests to live out this scenario trapped inside the XSI Factory, where haunted scenes tests their mettle against the unrelenting forces of diseased, flesh-hungry corpses. In this interactive setting—designed by professional set crews and manned by gorily outfitted actors—guests put their survival skills to the test to see if they can get past the hoards of the undead who crave nothing but your brains or the unlimited borrowing privileges for your Encyclopaedia Britannica collection. The set design and zombies' costumes and makeup realistically immerse guests into the terror, and they are also encouraged to dress up and do their best zombie impressions. To avoid the long lines, clients can purchase fast-pass tickets or opt for the VIP package to get mauled within the sinister scenes faster.
Adventure Zipline's tours and expeditions illuminate the beauty of Provo Canyon from riverbed to treetop. Zip lines send airborne tourists careening over tree and field, with mid- and high-speed courses all ending at wooden platforms manned by professional guides. In the valley, the Heber Valley Railroad winds through the glacier-carved canyon as riders snap pictures of Mt. Timpanogos.
At Jim McLean Golf School, all students have an impressive audience: an experienced teacher, and the mountains on the horizon. The school offers group and private lessons on its driving range, chipping green, putting green, and nine-hole course. As clients work on perfecting their swing, JC golf-swing analysis software helps chart weak points and suggest solutions, and the staff doles out personalized pointers on everything from form to what putter would best fit your body. Some packages even bundle classes with lunch and time on the nearby 18-hole Red Ledges course. During the winter, lessons can relocate to an indoor facility in Park City, where a simulator recreates the course experience on an enormous screen.