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Learning how to control the power of a Ferrari or a Lamborghini engine seem like a fantasy to some?but it's a perfectly attainable adrenaline fix at The Motorsport Lab. The Lab's driving experts allow clients to slip behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, or other rare and exotic automobile for a once-in-a-lifetime ride.

After explaining the vehicle features and the proper safety protocols, staff members turn over the keys. Drivers can develop a feel for the automobile's speed and cat-like agility while guiding it around a controlled autocross course for several laps. For a truly immersive experience, The Motorsport Lab occasionally rents out its sports cars for weekend-long escapes that let clients travel in style and become the object of envy at any drive-through dry cleaner.

7500 Turfway Rd.
Florence,
KY
US

Sequestered in the rolling hills of Pendleton County, Pendleton Country Club dispatches golfers out across 18 scenic holes. Four of those stops are par 5's, including the lengthy second hole, which stretches a daunting 613 yards from the back tee. Away from the links, golfers can get some practice at an on-site driving range. They can also take a dip in the club's recently renovated pool, or they can stop by one of its lakes to consult the property's fish about a particularly challenging approach shot.

317 Country Club Dr
Butler,
KY
US

When prolific course designer Arthur Hills designed the original 18 holes at Shaker Run Golf Club in 1979, he bent the fairways and greens around Armco Park Lake, the site's central feature. The resulting layout features voluptuous fairways that hug the waterline, as well as several greens that teeter precipitously on the water's edge. Water hazards enter play 14 times in total, forcing golfers to double check their club choice and steel their nerves before committing to a strategy. An additional 9, dubbed the Meadows course, was added in 1999, bringing the facility to 27 holes on its 20th birthday.

1320 Golf Club Drive
Lebanon,
OH
US

PB Dye designed the 18 executive-style, rye-grass fairways at ClearCreek to focus on golfers’ short games, letting players hit through a faster round while still challenging them with one lake and 11 sand bunkers. Golfers tee off at a choice of four different boxes, driving balls the farthest at the 14th hole—one of two par 4 holes on the course—and maneuvering delicately at the 7th to avoid a bunker and the water that ripples on the backside of the putting green. The practice range’s 22 heated and lighted stalls keep 9-irons warm and cozy, and two Full Swing Golf simulators invite golfers to pretend to tackle the best courses in the world no matter the weather outside. ClearCreek’s pro shop features a Callaway custom fitting center for players seeking a new club and stocks Callaway and Titleist golfing paraphernalia. On Sundays, ClearCreek sells adult beverages at the 15th hole’s twin bunkers, providing adults the liquid courage necessary to face down the course's fire-breathing prairie dogs.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-56 course

  • Length of 3,028 yards from the farthest set of tees

  • Course rating of 57.0 from the farthest set of tees

  • Slope rating of 87 from the farthest set of tees

  • Four sets of tee boxes

400 Grand Oak Drive
Franklin,
OH
US

At Rollandia Golf Center, players hone their game on a verdant 18-hole course with 2,800 yards of fairways?coached along the way, if they wish, by PGA-certified instructors. Visitors also can focus on their swings at a driving range with heated and covered stalls that is open year-round.

4990 Wilmington Pike
Dayton,
OH
US

Practice is rarely as fun as a real round of golf, but at Athens Golf Center, it comes close. Players encounter conditions they'd find on a real golf course as they launch drives from 400 feet of real, fresh-seeded rye grass tee boxes and hone putts on a large T-1 bent grass green. Unlike on a real course, however, players can also duck into four covered and heated stalls when weather turns nasty and starts raining or insulting backswings. After practice sessions, players can head into the golf shop to enroll in lessons through Athens Academy or stock up on gear from brand such as Mizuno, Taylor Made, and Ping.

4400 Athens Boonesboro Road
Lexington,
KY
US