Dream Valley Golf Course’s 18-hole layout unfurls across 6,255 yards of pristine fairways kissed by seven ponds amid a farmland perimeter teeming with lush foliage. Though mostly characterized by forgiving, tree-lined fairways, the course’s inventive layout requires adept course management with many twisting hole designs and flagsticks that double as jousting sticks during golf-cart battles. A dramatic dogleg right on the par-4 fourth forms the course’s hardest-rated hole, wherein golfers must either attack the 365-yard corridor by crushing a forced carry over a large pond or lay up about 160–180 yards for a safer but less rewarding tee shot. Clubbers can careen across the emerald meadows on their own spiky-soled feet or enlist the help of the club’s stock of rental carts, which help loop the links efficiently while insisting on being called a Mars rover-in-training.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-71 course * Length of 6,255 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 68.5 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 113 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Click here for scorecard
Superior Rents' owners, Dan and Steve Wohnoutka, trace the genesis of their business back to their own childhoods spent on a modestly equipped farm. With an appreciation for how proper tools and equipment can make projects run smoother, they decided to stock three locations with plumbing, construction, and lawn-care equipment for homeowners and contractors to rent on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. Their online catalog hosts a roster of rental equipment, from power drills for household projects to forklifts for hanging Do Not Disturb signs on asteroids. Customers can arrange for equipment to be delivered to their work site or drop by one of three locations—including a newly opened site in Springfield—to pick up gear.
With the intensity of a bomb squad, EntreMANURE K–9 Waste Removal’s specialists locate and dispose of unwanted waste left behind by your pooch. They make their rounds on a weekly schedule, servicing different areas of the Greater Springfield area on different days—and they can do it whether you’re home or not. It may not be the prettiest job, but they take pride in being “#1 in the #2 business” to save pet owners from the odors, inconvenience, and unhygienic nature of a soiled yard.
The team behind Taste of Main Street America perused every state in the nation to fill 280 pages with recipes and photographs from eateries located on the Main Street of their respective cities and towns. Readers' palates are whisked to Connecticut with the Willimantic Brewing Company's parmesan-encrusted tuna, and Oklahoma's easy lasagna bake provides relief on nights when the oven is exhausted from its day job as an accountant. Whipping up a dish of homemade lemon squares by the specifications of the Fifth & Main restaurant in Alabama can turn new neighbors into twice-a-day window knockers fiending for the tart treat, and the fresh flavors of Rhode Island's heirloom tomato salad with chilled cucumber soup rouses taste buds with a symphony of fresh flavors. The book is available for pickup at 12 locations throughout the southwest Missouri region, and it can also be shipped online.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Performance Designs
Pro Tip: Being dependent on the weather sometimes we have to be flexible with the schedule.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Solo Static-Line Jump (IAD)
Recommended Age Group: Adults
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
There is a four hour ground school training session followed by the solo jump on the same day. The training is a mix of in classroom power point and hands on learning. In the training, we explain everything the jumpers need to know in order to do a solo skydive. For the hands on learning, we have a training harness for jumpers to practice on. We basically go through the whole skydive on the ground before the actual jump.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
There is the excitement and thrill of skydiving. It's also a very interesting group of friends.
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
There is a restaurant on premise open on Saturdays. First time jumpers and others observers that come out to watch always enjoy watching our regular jumpers float down. It's very pretty to see canopies in the air floating to the ground.