Meadow Links Golf Club stretches its grassy reaches over the rolling hills of George T. Bagby State Park. The par-72, 18-holer bears all the distinctive elements of a Scottish links-style course, including deep rough, narrow fairways, and few trees to block sudden, kilt-lifting gusts of wind. The 7,007-yard course shares the park's 700 acres with a lake, swimming beach, and plenty of lodging, as well as a restaurant for post-round eats.
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.
Sinking into the luxury stadium seats, patrons at Muvico Rosemont 18 enjoy the latest blockbusters in crystal-clear Sony 4K digital projection. Huge armrests in the Premier section leave room for midmovie dining and pre-movie thumb wars. Muvico also shows golden oldies in addition to new releases, and hosts live events, such as live comedy, sporting events, and beer and wine tastings.
Paintable canvases are ripe for the picking by customers at Bare Ware Pottery Studio. After selecting the design, guests create their painting with suggested color choices, or they can pick their own. Armed with the provided aprons, paint brushes, and paint pallets, staff guide customers of all skill levels in creating a gorgeous painting that can be taken home right away.
Daily, golfers hit North Columbus Driving Range to strike golf balls, shake the rust from their swings, and better their games. They can also peruse used clubs at the onsite pro shop, as well as brand-new bags and fashionable hats. For players seeking custom-made clubs or grip replacements, the shop can help.
Locos Grill & Pub's hearty menu tickles the tummies of patty-craving patrons with any one of its nine specialty hamburgers within the familiarity of a laid-back neighborhood setting. Diners swamped in hunger can zoom free on a blackened Bayou burger cloaked in hot sauce, armored in monterey jack, and propelled by a fan of sautéed onion ($8.99). Chorizo burgers set mouths aflame with pico de gallo and a spicy chipotle sauce ($8.99), and the El Dorado yields its treasure of bacon, egg, mayo, and cheese ($9.49). Basted with a hoisin and soy-sauce glaze, the spicy thai burger spans culture gaps, much like the first towns of the American West, on a sturdy bridge of beef ($8.99).