The fairways at Beechwood Golf Club lead players on a zigzag path across a verdant landscape punctuated by the occasional water hazard. At 6,458 yards in total, the course isn't remarkable for its overall length, a few of its individual holes are. The behemoth no. 7 measures 557 yards, but even this can't match the length of no. 14, whose 565-yard length is compounded by the 524-yarder that directly precedes it. After conquering these par 5s, landing on the course's signature island green, and fighting the urge to drag a beautiful day out by 10-putting the final hole, players can take refuge inside the course's bar and grill to replenish energy with chicken wings, pizza, and sandwiches.
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At Fairview Lanes, balls thunder toward targets along 20 contemporary lanes, buffeting between bumpers or freewheeling by gutters during open bowling hours. At MoonRock bowling, pulsing music and radiance from lasers, disco balls, and black lights slice through darkness like the DJ's night vision goggles. On Friday and Saturday nights the music borders on edgy, but special glow bowling hours held during the day on Saturday and Sunday feature family-friendly music and videos. Café 220 stokes athleticism with fuel in the form of beer-battered cheese fries and fried pickle spears, and Mac's Pro Shop supplies essential bowling gear. The alley also hosts leagues for all ages and parties for any occasion.
A round of golf at Beechwood Golf Club isn't complete without a trip to the club's Bar & Grill. There, diners can fill their golf bags with burgers, sandwiches, and 17 flavors of wings, including the tangy Shankapotamus, which were recognized during the 2014 Erie's Best Wings Chicken Wing Cook-Off. During that same event, the Bar & Grill also took home the award for Best Bar B Que.
The Celiac Awareness Tour travels across the country to promote awareness of celiac disease and energize enthusiasm for gluten-free living. Each stop features presenters that range from medical experts who have studied celiac disease to vendors of gluten-free goods. Chefs' demonstrations exhibit recipes that don't contain gluten or Cracker Jacks prizes. Guests can also flit from booth to booth sampling gluten-free items from both local and national manufacturers and merchants, such as Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery, Natural Nectar, Feel Good Foods, and Redwood Hill Farms.