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The 18 holes at Frank House Municipal Golf Course embroil golfers in a test of skills and mental toughness as they guide orbs over a lush, emerald carpet. After completing the relatively straight front nine, players must adjust aim for shots on the back nine, where all but three of the holes make severe dogleg turns. One of these doglegs, the 18th, forces players to lay up short of a lake, and then approach over its width or try to freeze it over with an icy glare.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,346 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 69 from the back tees
  • Course rating of 119 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole
801 Golf Course Rd
Bessemer,
AL
US

A trio of nine-hole golf courses come together to form Bent Brook Golf Club, which also incorporates a distinctive farmhouse-style clubhouse. While the Brook, Graveyard, and Windmill courses are each unique in their own rights, a few common themes emerge. The first is water, and a lot of it: on the Graveyard course, for example, five large lakes crowd holes number 4 through 7 and demand challenging, hazard-carrying tee shots and approaches. Other features include the meticulously kept bent grass greens, Tiff 419 Bermuda fairways, and tee boxes with four sets of tees, all of which combine to render enjoyable rounds for every level of golfer. After a round, groups can gather around a table at the the Bent Brook Restaurant to rehash their day on the course over selections from the deli-style menu.

7900 Dickey Springs Rd
Bessemer,
AL
US

Though the workout pros behind Elite Fitness Consultants have trained athletes such as MLB star Mitch Moreland and an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader, you don't have to be a sports star yourself to receive Elite's training services. Owned by certified personal trainer and former Marine Brad Bearden, Elite offers personal and semiprivate training as well as nutrition and diet counseling, all of which is tailored to each client's individual needs.

2341 John Hawkins Parkway
Bessemer,
AL
US

When not outfitting mouths with dental implants, Dr. Michael McCracken dons his professor’s cap at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and lectures around the world on implant dentistry. Dr. McCracken, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, also teaches other dentists how to perform dental implants at Alabama Implant Education LLC. Sessions include live patient surgeries and post-operative treatment plans acted out with sock puppets.

1700 6th Ave N
Bessemer,
AL
US

Tide Wellness's team of physicians and weight-loss experts knows how important it is for clients to stay motivated to lose weight. That's why it encourages clients to eat real food and never charges for weekly weigh-ins. The team also gives clients a little extra help with B12 liptropic injections, which may help boost metabolism and energy, and craving-curbing protein bars, chips, and drinks.

709 Memorial Drive
Bessemer,
AL
US