The array of apparel and accessories at TJ’z Findz defies any classification other than "on trend." Within its walls, shoppers will find neatly folded rows of LA Idol jeans. They’re right alongside studded purses, dresses with crocheted tops and flowing skirts, and owl pendants encrusted with jewels. Gifts such as cuddly, colorful stuffed animals and perfume are also collected by TJ’z discerning eye.
On any given weekend at BattleCat Sports, there can be a robbery, hostage rescue, bomb defusing, or VIP escort in progress. The BattleCat staff specialize in these adrenaline-pumping scenarios as well as team eliminations and last-man-standing games inside the 10,000-square-foot facility, which was designed by military and law-enforcement members as well as airsoft enthusiasts to create a challenging experience. Players grab specially outfitted rifles that shoot BBs in a game that is similar to paintball but without the mess. And to ensure that everyone aged 10 and up can enjoy their time in the arena, the staff enforces rules and provides safety briefings to all participants.
The avid bowhunters on staff at Hunter Joe’s spread their knowledge through archery classes and provide assistance with the pro shop’s inventory of equipment. Budding bowmen can test their marksmanship and perfect their form by launching arrows down the shop’s 20-yard indoor range—a controlled environment that reduces the chance of an unfortunate standoff with Cupid.
Brimming with works from up-and-coming artists across South Carolina, Southern Galleries treats aesthetes to an exclusive selection of paintings and custom frames. The gallery is overseen by an experienced team of curators and artists in residence, who also use the studio for fun, informative painting classes for adults and children. Located across from the clock tower in historical downtown Simpsonville, the gallery fosters a creative environment with ceiling-high bay windows, rustic exposed brick walls, and a catcher-free environment where dreams can roam unhindered.:m]]
Carolina Springs Golf Club follows a 6,803-yard path of tree-lined fairways and greens stationed around an array of water hazards to form an 18-hole, par 72 course. Course architect Russell Breeden incorporated eight ponds into the layout, which come into play on nine holes. At the par-four 12th hole—the course's hardest-rated hole—a pear-shaped pond hugs the inside of the fairway as it bends sharply to the right, adding an element of risk for players who try to cut the corner with their tee shot, though doing so will give them a much better look at a bashful green that hides behind three sand traps and trust issues.
Golfers can prepare for rounds at Carolina Springs' driving range and chipping and putting areas. After rounds, guests can unwind at the Bar and Grill, where a menu of burgers, sandwiches, and salads replenishes weary muscles and malnourished golf carts.
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