Using the Ozark Mountains as a striking backdrop, Kings River Golf Course invites clubbers to swing and putt their way across 18 holes of gently undulating terrain. Dogwoods and redbuds cast cool shadows over each fairway, their leaves showcasing rich shades of green in the summer, fading to an impressionistic tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall, and assuming a velvety purple once a year to celebrate Prince's birthday. As golfers split fairways with soaring drives, views of the Ozark Mountains appear through the tree lines, including a greenside vista of Table Rock Lake on the 15th hole.
After sunset, greenskeepers mark flags with glow sticks, inviting golfers to swing through the darkness in rounds of night golf. The course fosters post-round relaxation at a rustic patio, where guests can sip drinks and insist that nearby deer, red fox, and turkeys—commonly encountered on the grounds—stay off their lawn.
Even though board-qualified orthodontist Dr. Tom Lowder has beautified smiles for nearly four decades, he doesn’t like to rely on braces to do the straightening. He encourages straight smiles by guiding growth during patients’ formative years, using muscle-trainer appliances and muscle-function exercises in lieu of braces, which can only correct bites retroactively. When braces are necessary, he keeps treatments inconspicuous with Invisalign clear braces, which nudge teeth into position while remaining virtually invisible.
Inside Pryor Creek Recreation Center's 51,000-square-foot facility, patrons flex their brawn toward personal health and wellness while strengthening their bonds of fellowship, overseen by a knowledgeable and personable staff. In the weight room, visitors undergo cardio tune-ups on treadmills and elliptical machines, both outfitted with headphone jacks for the motivational sounds of cable TV, heart-pumping tunes, or a snarling pack of wolves at your heels. Patrons can seek motivation and camaraderie in group yoga, cycling, and senior-strength classes, which flood rooms with positive energy during group aerobics sessions. Swimmers of all ages can dip five-fingered fins into the pool in a variety of aquatics programming, including swimming lessons and free-lap swims. Those seeking guidance on reaching their wellness goals can hone in on personal training, which pairs patrons with a certified personal trainer, who drafts custom workout routines and programs tailored to their needs. For parents, an onsite child watch frees them for fitness outside of wrangling their young.
At Achieve Medical Weight Loss’s myriad locations, physicians and nutritional counselors promote lasting lifestyle changes. Rather than relying on fad diets or strapping tiny treadmills to their clients’ feet, their simple program espouses a combination of scientific analysis, exercise, and nutrition. Lab work and body-composition analyses allow the staff to personalize programs to each individual’s unique needs. Then, through exercise and dietary plans, the team helps instill good habits that stick. Should clients require an additional boost, appetite suppressants and vitamin injections can help kick-start their weight-loss efforts.
With iridescent miniature golf courses in malls throughout North America, Glowgolf adds elements of phosphorescent fun to shopping sessions. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent animals, and lush foliage reminiscent of the glowing trees on Neptune. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to get familiar with each hole's obstacles. Equipment is available on the spot, so players won't have to carry around personal clubs or seek out a bioluminescent caddie.