At Highland Walk Golf Course, Bermuda grass fairways and greens arch over 6,407 yards of steep hills studded by tall Georgia pines for a challenging 18-hole layout. Throughout the round, the course’s dramatically undulating terrain gives way to sweeping views of the countryside as well as numerous blind shots, giving an advantage to players whose golf bags double as periscopes. Georgian course architect Denis Griffith’s creative use of the terrain is on full display at the signature 17th hole, where golfers drive the ball from terraced tee boxes and over the shadowy, intimidating depths of a ravine. Though the elevation changes place precise shot making at a premium, the course features relatively open fairways and greens, providing ample landing areas for aggressive drives and caddies airlifted in for emergency putt-reading services.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,407 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.4 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees * Four tee options
Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.
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Debuting in 1921 and making a fully remodeled comeback in 1999, the Rylander Theatre remains a classical venue, complete with plush red seats and a 1928 Moller organ. Dad's Garage Theatre Company has been voted Creative Loafing's Reader Pick for Best Theater Company and Best Improv Group five times in the last six years. These comic crusaders regularly bust guts and tickle funny bones heretofore undiscovered in the human skeletal system. Grab a laugh partner, perspective valentine, or down-and-out Abe Lincoln impersonator, and head to the Dad's Garage Improv Revolution show, an unscripted evening of off-the-cuff skits, sketches, and audience-inspired hilarity.
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