Westchester Golf Course's lush landscape and sophisticated design set the stage for an exciting game that’ll make you feel as if you’re in the Scottish highlands without the haggis. The par 72 course features six lakes, more than 75 bunkers, bentgrass tees, and a 10,000-square-foot putting green to challenge all skill levels and accommodate all practice needs. The course was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA, and boasts a rating of 73.6 and a slope rating of 128 from the championship tees. Because a golf cart will also be included in your game, you'll enjoy a relaxing roundabout while staying out of the sun and easily skirting ominous shadows. While at Westchester, you may also want to peruse the impressively stocked Pro Shop or recharge with a hot dog or sandwich from the on-site snack bar.
The course at High Lands Golf Club challenges visitors with 6,599 yards of tight lies, concealed obstacles, and fairway trees extending their unlucky limbs into players’ sightlines. Tree-lined fairways and immaculate greens yield some scenic vistas for players bashing orbs along the course’s serpentine length. The signature third hole starts players off from an elevated tee shot that must stay out of the out-of-bounds area on the left, but not drift too far right, where clearing the wooded ravine on the second shot would become impossible. The next shot onto the elevated green is made difficult by the black walnut tree guarding the green, making for an altogether difficult run at par. Toward the end of the round, players must face a gauntlet of obstacles on holes 16, 17, and 18 before heading in for the day. Named the “Bermuda Triangle” for the architect’s tendency to incorporate treacherous waterways and affinity for Bermuda shorts, hole 16 challenges golfers with difficult lies, slippery putts, and water hazards that loom large.
PGA instructor Paul Newman's resumé includes positions as president of the Southeast Chapter of the Southern Ohio PGA of America and President's Council member of the PGA. Elton Sargent, the outfit's club-fitting and sword-whittling specialist, has worked directly with club manufacturers and brands such as Mizuno. Together they bolster ball-thwacking skills with techniques based on advanced TPI 3D motion-capture technology. The wireless system simultaneously analyzes posture, swing plane, clubface position, and favorite flavor of golf ball, communicating the results through data that are interpreted by an experienced golf instructor. Performance Golf Academies of America also utilizes The Optimal Motion Instructor (TOMI) putting-training system, which assesses putts from backstroke to follow-through and postputt piroutte.
Lined by delicate flowers and blooming copies of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Westerville Mini Golf’s two 18-hole mini-golf courses bob and weave around the 80,000-gallon central pond, challenging golfers with subtle slopes and the distractingly cool mists of two waterfalls. More ferocious ball-striking awaits at the batting cages, where hitters groove line drives off pitches that range from 25 to 80 mph. Driven by a highly reliable two-wheel ball-slinging mechanism, the eight batting cages provide clients with a choice of hitting softballs, baseball, and bocce balls.
Dr. Milroy J. Samuel, founder of Maison De Leumas, combines his expertise in cosmetic surgery and women's health care as he lifts, sculpts, and beautifies bodies. The expert sends patients' confidence soaring as high as a coffee-swigging eagle with treatments in fat removal and relocation and gynecological cosmetic procedures.
Named for both the Thai word for go and a small, peaceful town in Thailand, Pai Yoga & Fitness strives to combine two conflicting notions—energy and tranquility. Motion and stillness unite in Pai’s roster of classes, which range from yoga's fluid postures to challenging, heart-pumping TRX routines. The instructors lead classes within appropriately matched settings, with yoga classes taking place in a sunlight-drenched room with gleaming wood floors and fitness classes occurring in a black-floored studio populated by feral megaphones.