Bailey Links Golf Course at Cedar Hills' recently redesigned nine-hole course provides a grassy haunt for golfers of all stripes and an emerald training ground for pupils learning at the spike-soled feet of the club's PGA-certified golf guru, Keith McElroy. With a nine-hole round, players can hunt birdies across a player-friendly layout in expedited fashion, freeing up time to read their nine-irons bedtime stories later that night. Duffers can continue their path to on-course mastery at the complex's driving range, where practice balls help players commit new techniques to memory while whispering sage advice such as how to differentiate between expansive sand traps and makeshift nude beaches. Players can loop the links in a peppy golf cart or traverse the fairway chain aboard their trusty footmobile.
This cozy shop is filled with all manner of beads, strings, and semiprecious stones for crafty customers to fashion into jewelry. The supplies instantly stimulate project ideas, such as turning lengths of wire and pieces of amethyst into earrings, or threading beads into personalized bracelets. The resident stringers also offer individual and group classes, which teach students how to make a variety of trinkets, from chain mail to peyote star earrings and invisibility rings.
Howard Farms fills brisk afternoons with a cornucopia of autumn activities, including the Big Piney corn maze and freshly-blazed haunted trail. Navigators consult a map as they meander through 8 acres of maize, answering trivia questions that point correct patrons toward freedom and lure unsure visitors and disoriented mailmen deeper into dense stalk jungles. Specters patrol the maze after dark October 22–31, when 8 years and older can tiptoe through haunted pathways from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Meanwhile, screams ring out from the Haunted Trail's half-mile route, which steers thrill-seekers into forest foliage spookier than the ghost of a recently eaten sandwich. Hitch a ride on the Farm Store's hay wagon to the trail's mouth, which opens into a woodland of harrowing sights and sounds.