Golfers gracefully unsheathe metal sticks at Oakhaven Golf Club's 50-acre, year-round driving range, where balls and clubheads clash in more than 90 hitting stalls. A gallery of 60 all-grass hitting areas provides natural conditions for duffers hoping to replicate on-course conditions, and 33 heated, covered tees sport synthetic hitting mats for protected practice during storms or golf-ball ambushes launched by rival driving ranges. Towering lights keep the emerald expanse vibrantly visible after sunset, catering to golf devotees for after-hour practice. Each jumbo bucket nets golfers a windfall of 150 practice balls to launch one-by-one as their spherical comrades look on in anticipation while painting racing stripes on each other. Those who opt for the membership gain unlimited practice balls for a whole year, helping them make lasting improvements and honor New Year's resolutions to grow closer to their three-wood.
Designed by renowned golf-course architect Arthur Hills, the 18-hole Kinsale Golf Course features smooth fairways, lush rough, and greens fortified with surface-to-ball defense lasers. Central Ohio’s largest irrigation system ensures that the course is maintained and moisturized like Mother Nature fresh from a day-spa visit. A balanced layout proves challenges to experienced club-swingers while remaining accessible for beginning ball-propellers. Between holes nine and 10, use a food voucher at the concession stand for a quick lunch of a hot dog, chips, and a soda or water.
Little Bear Golf Club challenges golfers to part with the traditional 9- or 18-hole course paradigm and try their hand at conquering a 10-hole, par 30 layout. With a front and back five that can each be completed in about 40 minutes, the course caters to those who would like to squeeze in a round during their lunch break or set the record for most rounds played during a solar eclipse. Though short in time commitment, the course doesn't scrimp on hazards, as it is strewn with 22 sand traps, more than 1,000 trees, three lakes, and a stone waterfall. Instead of natural turf, players take shots off hybrid grass, which looks and plays just like the real thing but needn't be watered, fertilized, or fine-tooth-combed like traditional grasses. As a bonus to the 10-hole loop, players may also take a shot at the island green of an 11th hole, an homage to the famous 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass course in Florida. Course at a Glance:
Peak Performance of Dublin believes in results. That’s why this no-nonsense gym is staffed by dedicated personal trainers who work one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their personal fitness goals. Whether the goal is weight loss, muscle building, or sports conditioning, exercisers will find what they need in either personal-training sessions or small-group classes.
With nearly a decade of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym's Polaris location provides a safe and noncompetitive environment wherein wee ones and maturing moppets can exercise their brains and bodies. Visiting youngsters glean social, intellectual, and emotional skills from the facility's professionally developed parent/child program.
Outside of saddling a flying squirrel or constructing a eagle-drawn chariot, there’s nothing quite like zipping from tree to tree through a blur of branches and leaves, hearing the fresh forest air whiz by. To bring the experience to central Ohioans, Jerrod and Lori Pingle built a network of ziplining platforms in the forest canopy of Camp Mary Orton and began leading ZipZone canopy tours. During the company’s signature two-hour tour, professionally trained guides lead guests through the sky-brush and over ravines and streams, just out of reach of leaping sasquatches. To protect the natural scenery that surrounds the 20-acre tour, ZipZone implements a number of eco-friendly measures, such as building hiking trails in lieu of roads, limiting tree intrusions, and reducing soil compaction.