Golf is a constantly evolving sport, and Cattails Golf Club has brought together two distinct eras and styles of the game to showcase on its front and back nines. The William Diddel-designed front nine was established in 1924, and the club remained a nine-hole course for the next 82 years, a time that saw the invention of titanium drivers and the banning of performance-enhancing mashie niblicks. In 2006 Ron Kern designed the back nine, departing from the links-style layout of the front nine in order to incorporate the dense woods and multiple creek crossings natural to the site. Bluegrass covers the tee boxes and fairways on the front nine, and bentgrass blankets the front nine’s greens as well as the back nine from tee to green.
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When autumn falls, Killbuck Trails transforms into a weekend haven for crisp thrills and nostalgic family fun. The one-mile hayride rambles over dirt trails as parents recount the autumnal activities of their childhood, recreated in amusements such as the mini maze, face-in-the-hole, and the rotary-dial-telephone station. Groupon customers can head to the vast pumpkin patch and pick out two 10-pound spheres to take home, or hunt for the elusive giant pumpkin for an additional $0.50 per pound. A $20 credit grants access to rides and activities including bounce houses, apple launching, sledgehammer-fueled pumpkin destruction, and quietly listening to the Smashing Pumpkins on headphones.
White River Zip Line believes that the best view is a bird's-eye view. So its team of adventurers send people sailing over woods and farmland on ziplines that crisscross over Sugar Fork Creek. The arena contains a total of seven zip lines and three sky bridges to help people traverse the whole canopy on a course that reaches 75 feet high and stretches more than a mile. Three of the park's ziplines will be dual racing lines so friends can go head-to-head and finally settle who screams the loudest.