Cherry Oaks Golf Course’s 18-hole layout invites golfers to swing through a lush labyrinth of relatively open fairways. After an awkward adolescence as a nine-hole course, the layout now bears mature distinctions such as a back nine that opened for play in 2005, 250 trees that have been taking root since 2007, and concrete cart paths built in the past two years. The club's driving range and practice green help players hone their pin-hunting form, a necessary measure to prepare for a fast-starting round at the links, where the first hole—a 488-yard par 4—is also the course's most difficult. Clubs and apparel from Titleist, Ping, and Footjoy line the shelves of the pro shop](http://gr.pn/fKX4Cb) for those in need of some new divot-tearing gear. Cherry Oaks also rents out an outdoor pavilion and offers catering for any occasions or get-togethers to mourn the tragic snapping of a cherished 6-iron.
Once the location of an unassuming furniture store, the Warehouse of Terrors now crawls with otherworldly denizens whose only interest in carpentry extends to their victims’ coffins. Over the course of 20–25 grisly minutes, interlopers navigate mazes built from derelict pallets and wend their way through vignettes populated by ghastly mannequins. Zombies, specters, and clowns lie in wait in the dark rooms, between which lie claustrophobic hallways, uneven walkways, and exit signs that point only downward.
When award-winning percussionist Paul Peterson isn't showcasing his rhythmic skills live, he trains budding beat keepers at Backbeat Percussion Studios. During private lessons, he focuses not only on more common instruments, such as drum sets and snare drums, but on what he calls total percussion. This encompasses most of an orchestra's percussion section, from the rumbling timpani to the soft patter of two pillows banging against one another. Such well roundness lends Paul's students an advantage as they audition for ensembles such as drum lines or all-state orchestras. Equally useful are Paul's group lessons, where activities like drum circles help pupils adjust to playing with other musicians.
Bashes go off without a hitch when hosts relinquish control to MyFunOverLouisville, which steps in to provide photo booths, racecar tracks, and portable mini golf. While photo booths capture and print whimsical pictures of guests decked out in provided props, fellow partygoers steer remote-control Ferraris or Mini Z's toward the finish line on the racetrack. If hosts have 350 square feet of indoor or outdoor space to spare, MyFunOverLouisville can also erect nine-hole putt-putt courses and set competitors loose with putters, colorful golf balls, and score sheets to tally strokes or use for sketching the festivities until the photo booth's set up.
The Red Barn serves house-made barbecue, sandwiches, and Mexican-inspired feasts every weekend, Friday–Sunday, and hosts myriad gatherings, such as weddings, in its fully remodeled barn. Surrounded by fields and the gentle breezes gusting over adjacent Lake Afton, the scenic haven furnishes a calm, rustic environment in which frazzled minds can repose while palates sample varied flavors. In addition to classics as American as a baseball-flavored pie, the breakfast menu presents a range of hearty Mexican dishes, such as a breakfast chimichanga with house-made sausage gravy and chorizo. A plate of fried tortillas, alternatively, supports a mix of fried bananas, cinnamon, and chocolate sauce. Warm bread traps pulled pork in the throes of fried apples and hot links, and barbecue dinners slather smoky sauce over protein-packed slabs of ribs or beef brisket.
As a Green Seal–certified company, A Clean Sweep can customize services with ecologically responsible cleaning products. They also use vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters, which are certified to remove even the smallest particles of grit that would otherwise be stirred back up into the air. The licensed and insured technicians show up for routine home or office cleanings or for one-time cleanups when two rival gangs preferring baking soda or vinegar have a rumble.