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.
Puttville Indoor Mini Golf unfurls across 9,500 square-feet of artificial green grass fairways to form challenging, playful 18-hole miniature golf course. The professional and challenging course and tricky obstacles that test putters' skill. The indoor facility also encompasses an arcade with skee-ball and other classic games, making it a dynamic venue for birthday parties and other events.
As the aerial concierge behind Fly This, Erik Graper accompanies patrons through the air aboard his powered hang-gliding trike. Erik boasts pilot certifications from the FAA and USHPA, as well as a 10-year flying career that includes more than 10,000 flights without an accident or taking a wrong turn into an interdimensional wormhole. He introduces novices to the sport during discovery flights that soar to as high as 2,000 feet and coaches more seasoned pilots through advanced training and instructional flights. Each excursion takes off from Nickajack Lake and circles the airspace high above it, affording passengers rare views of the Tennessee River Gorge.
The back wall at ArtsyU⎯marked by multiple hues sectioned into Mondrianesque blocks of color⎯is an expression of the vibrant ambiance that characterizes the studio. It pops with color, creating a welcoming environment for painters to experiment with their own designs. Visitors come to this artistically designed studio to unleash creativity, often bringing along a bottle of wine to aid in the process. Seated side-by-side on stools, they dip brushes into provided acrylic paints. With an instructor's guidance, they render images that range from a peacock fanning its tail to a flower holding perfectly still.
Human flight. It's a term that conjures images of a Greek myth, but at Flying Camp, myth is a reality—and gets a happier ending. For it's here that people of all ages get to soar through the air in paragliders above the Sequatchie Valley. While USHPA-certified pilots steer all of Flying Camp's tandem flights, guests can also enroll in training programs to become pilots themselves. These classes teach all the fundamental skills of paragliding, such as launching, controlling the canopy, identifying which clouds are solid, and, of course, safely touching back down on Earth.
At The Pottery Place, everyone gets to put glaze-dipped brush to ceramics, no matter their age or experience. The studio draws visitors into this world of ceramics painting with informal instruction and open studio time, as well as lively, themed birthday parties. Whatever the structure, guests are free to choose from a menagerie of unfired cups, plates, animal figurines, and serving trays, not to mention a wide spectrum of glaze colors. Glass fusing and mosaic-making are always on offer, too, and patrons are always welcome to bring their own food or drink.