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
When paintballers feel ready for action but aren't sure where they'd like to do battle, they point their browsers to www.paintballpromos.com. There they'll find packages for nearby paintball fields, so they don't have to litter their own backyards with empty oil barrels and fill tiny water balloons with tempera paint. Packages usually include the rental of a marker and mask; paintballs and air fills are an extra charge at the field.
Under a kaleidescope of lights, the polished wood rink of Roller Motion Skate Center shines with entertainment for all ages. Since 1995, the 15,000-square-foot floor has seen the roller skates and blades of young and old during countless birthday parties, family outings, and disco nights. A concession stand offers snacks for hungry skaters, such as wings, pizza, and nachos.
A PGA-certified golf guru, Lee Harper draws from more than a half-century of experience and a career as a collegiate and professional golfer to help clients bolster swing confidence and on-course performance. Groupon holders can also opt to learn under the tutelage of Charles Miller, a seasoned PGA pro. The patient pedagogues resuscitate ailing swings with particular expertise on developing a sound short game and putting stroke—skill-sets that have led them each to victories in golf championships and intra-neighborhood window-smashing competitions. The private one-hour lessons are tailored to suit the needs of pupils, allowing them to pinpoint the source of recent pitching-wedge travesties or to discuss course-management dilemmas, such as when to go for the green, when to lay-up, and how to placate territorial flagsticks. Sessions are conducted at the practice range of the Frank House Municipal Golf Course.
At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
With rides and attractions intended for everyone from young children to thrill-seeking adults, Alabama Splash Adventure provides entire families with a way to escape the heat. All it takes is a quick trip down one of the slides or a dip in one of the pools to help guests cool off. The park hosts a couple of dry rides, too, and a copious supply of complimentary sunscreen helps ensure that nobody's visit is ruined by a sunburn, whether they're in the water or out.
Get Your Pulse Racing
Acapulco Drop: Gravity sends visitors on an adrenaline-spiking ride down a slide that starts nine stories above the ground.
Neptune's Plunge: Sharp turns and twists take on a new thrill within the pitch-black confines of these four slides.
Splashdown: A speedy descent sends guests flying into a fully enclosed, funnel-like tube, where they circle the opening in the center until dropping through into the splash pool.
Kahuna Waves: This wave pool's 800,000 gallons of water churn into 4-foot waves that roll gently toward the shore.
Warrior River: A light current carries inner tubes along an endless loop complete with secluded caves and passenger-drenching surprises.
Mist-ical Maze: 4,600 square feet of dead ends and misleading passages that get a bit trickier when unexpected showers of water drop from above.
Castaway Island: Pumps, geysers, and cascades of water keep kids amused at this multi-level play structure.
Wacky Worm Coaster: Feel the breeze on this roller coaster designed for the entire family to enjoy.
The Vault: Who can duck and weave through this maze of roving lasers in the fastest time?
Grab a Snack: Food choices across the grounds include everything from popcorn and ice cream to funnel cakes and third-pound sirloin burgers.