Nestled in the cool shadows of Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club’s 18-hole course invites clubbers with its scenic layout cleaved through high-desert terrain. Drives knife through the air with a little extra gusto, as the dry desert air—at an elevation of 6,224-feet above sea level—and golf angels conspire to add length to shots. The club’s verdant expanse also encompasses a multifaceted learning center, including a driving range with grass hitting areas, a short-game green flanked by a practice bunker, a putting green, and a three-hole children’s course. The casual dining room of Mulligan’s Grill awaits to quench hunger pangs with a menu of burgers, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and salads.
Operating at 13 tracks coast to coast, FAASST Performance Driving School gives novice racetrack drivers a chance to tear up professional-grade pavement in their own car or in a rental. As an SCCA-accredited program, the school’s daylong racing classes help earn a Novice Racing license and the right to unlimited high-fives from pro stock-car drivers. In most cases, students drive on their own outside of classroom sessions—unless the need for up-close-instructor help is required—and the car is safe for a passenger.
Aphrodite Skin Solutions rejuvenates complexions and restores a factory-fresh sheen to skin with a menu of facial, back, and body treatments. With their attention focused on balancing skin tone and fighting off encroaching furrows, the spa's aestheticians dole out advice on proper nutrition and aftercare techniques designed to holistically nurture the body. Microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels strip the topmost layer of dull skin to reveal the dewy visage waiting beneath, and back treatments combine skincare and massage to soothe workday stresses from slouching in chairs or hurdling obstructive cubicle walls.
Dr. Richard Koch, a former army captain whose family refers to him as a human encyclopedia, and Dr. Doug Koch have been filling cavities, installing implants, and straightening teeth for more than two decades. The dental professionals describe themselves as conservative, ensuring that every procedure they do is necessary, instead of yanking out every tooth with spinach clinging to it.
They work in an office that eases anxiety with treatment massage chairs, and offers a toy tower that rewards children who didn’t eat one of the dentist’s fingers. They use advanced technology such as digital x-rays and a soft tissue laser, and they update their equipment every 1–2 years.
Partnership for Excellence's dynamic twosome of David M. Johnson, D.D.S. and Branon D. Johnson, D.D.S. apply 40 years of combined dental experience and state of the art technology to vanquish teeth-deteriorating plaque and supply a polished shine to glimmering mouth-diamonds. During an examination ($83 value) and cleaning ($87 value), a professional tooth technician will do a head count to make sure all teeth are present before a power-washing that blasts away leftover residue from last week's bout of geophagy-induced clay eating. A powerful x-ray ($133 value) should reveal any signs of decay, bone abnormality, or the existence of thought-thieving tooth trolls. Whatever your oral arcade calls for, the dentists at Partnership for Excellence have the necessary tokens.
Holistic bodywork services—most notably therapeutic massage and reiki sessions—help clients find relief from mental and physical pain at Elysian Touch. Professionals also help people answer tough questions about work and family with psychic readings.