Sports bar are traditionally spaces where adults gather over pints to enjoy the day's biggest games. That's certainly the case at Varsity Roadhouse, where domestic and imported drafts pair perfectly with sports and coin-toss bloopers shown on the bar's 15 HD TVs. But the eatery also appeals to youngsters by serving free children's meals every Monday?Wednesday, as well as hosting kid's karaoke each Wednesday.
Entertainment isn't the only thing that entices all ages to visit Varsity Roadhouse. Cooks also tempt palates with bar food classics such as wings and shrimp tossed in a choice of 11 sauces, including lemon pepper and spicy honey barbecue. Slow-cookers simmer succulent ribs and brisket, while housemade batches of chips, salsa, and queso cater to nacho enthusiasts and vegetarians alike.
Lined with scenic crape myrtle trees and pampas grass, Stonebriar Polo Club's regulation-size polo field stretches an expansive 48,000 square yards to host the fast-paced and challenging sport atop trained steeds. Equestrian instructors inaugurate students to the basics of polo in both private and group lessons, creating an intimate social setting to better learn the rules of the game and to reduce horses’ stage fright. Tailoring lessons to the level of comfort riders have in the saddle, instructors prepare students for the game with lessons on the rules of polo, mallet work, horse commands, and scoring. The club spans 60 scenic acres, augmenting the playing field with a Spanish-style pavilion ideal for watching games, socializing, and taking bets on which horses are two undercover journalists in costume.
The hands-on environment at Wolfcamp Equine Center stresses the importance of understanding not just riding but also horse care and all that comes along with it. The massive facility is home to both indoor and outdoor arenas, six pastures, and two barns where boarding horses and resident horses used for lessons practice talking like Mister Ed all day. Equestrians can get comfortable in the saddle or take their riding to the next level with training in a variety of disciplines, from English equitation and hunter/jumper to Western leisure riding and barrel racing. Trail rides, meanwhile, are especially suited to visitors and the center's bed and breakfast guests, offering an opportunity to take in the scenic countryside on horseback.
How fast can you get across the muddy terrain at the Denton Hog Wild Mud Run? That depends on a few things. The race challenges single participants as well as two- and four-person teams to walk, sprint, or crawl across five kilometers filled with more than 20 obstacles?and, of course, mud. At the end of the day, timing isn't really the point either: the race is only unofficially timed, letting teams aim for a personal best if they so choose and with awards given for different categories instead of speed. The finish line also brings a bit of celebration with music and drinks in addition to other activities, such as analyzing the shape of the muddy face blot left in your towel.
For more than a decade, The Varsity Roadhouse has kept appetites at bay with burgers, sandwiches, and of course, wings. The restaurant's signature wings arrive at tables hot and slathered with 10 different sauces, including smokey barbecue and garlic parmesan. While chowing down and composing a list of reasons why wing-eating should be an Olympic event, guests can lose themselves in the 160-inch HD projector screens beaming the day's sports games. Meanwhile, kids have it made at Varsity, too: they can win prizes in the game room, and they eat for free Monday?Wednesday.
Course architect Tripp Davis drew inspiration from both classic Scottish links and California’s famous Monterey Peninsula courses when crafting Stewart Peninsula Golf Course, an 18-hole layout touched on all sides by the waters of Lake Lewisville. Much like the conditions found at Stewart Peninsula’s high-profile muses, ever-shifting winds play a large factor in course play, challenging golfers who struggle to keep balls low or prefer to steer their carts with massive sails. The course also features two terraced par 5s—holes 9 and 18—that recall seaside holes at Harbour Town and Pebble Beach and end both 9s in dramatic fashion. Before taking to the first tee, clubbers can head to the driving range, where warm-up sessions will help prevent them from losing their balls in the abyss of Lake Lewisville or the neighboring ruptures in the fabric of space time.