Things To Do In Lufkin

Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One, Two, or Four at JW Guns and Ammo (40% Off)

JW Guns and Ammo

Multiple Locations

$65 $39

Students complete the required classwork and range time that qualifies them to apply for a concealed-handgun license

Wildlife-Refuge Visit for 2, 4, or 10 at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge (Up to Half Off)

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Tyler

$20 $10

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From behind a double fence, watch more than 40 types of rescued big cats in environs that simulate their native habitats

East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park Admission for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park

Grand Saline

$12 $6

Park in which guests can safely view alligators and variety of other wildlife; hands-on experience for people of all ages

60-Minute Intro Pole Class for One or Two at Head Over Heels Fitness (52% Off)

Head Over Heels Fitness

Longview

$30 $15

Special classes combine pole dancing, yoga, and other techniques to whip bodies into shape in a fun environment

Admission for Four or Six or One General Membership to Longview Museum of Fine Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Longview

$20 $10

Open since 1958, the art museum prides itself on a varied collection of works, many created by regional artists

Zombtober Haunted Trail Paintball Adventure for Two, Four, or Eight at Legends Tactical (Up to 51% Off)

Legends Tactical

Conroe

$50 $29

Zombie hunters must keep watch for demonic creatures as they traverse a half mile of twisting mazes, haunted woods, and a ghoulish cemetery

Movie Ticket at Star Cinema Grill (Up to 44% Off). Three Options Available.

Star Cinema Grill

Multiple Locations

$10.75 $6

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Servers at dine-in theaters deliver freshly prepared menu items as guests enjoy first-run releases

$39 for Entry for One to the Mud Challenger Adventure Run on Saturday, November 15 ($99 Value)

Mud Challenger Adventure Run

Cleveland

$99 $39

Climb cargo nets, leap over fiery obstacles, and conquer frigid ice tanks on this 4- to 6-mile obstacle course

Week or Month of Unlimited Stroller-Based Fitness Classes for Moms at Conroe Baby Bootcamp (Up to 51% Off)

Conroe Baby Bootcamp

McDade Park

$14.75 $9

Moms workout with resistance tubes, strollers, and even their little ones while instructors guide them through cardio drills and exercises

$55 for $115 Worth of Martial Arts — Gracie RGDA Houston Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Gracie Rgda Houston Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Montgomery

$115 $55

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Four Private Music Lessons from Farland Music (51% Off)

Farland Music

Conroe

$100 $49

Learn to play the guitar, bass, drums, or piano; one 30-minute lessor per week for students of all ages

Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Metroflex Gym-Conroe (70% Off)

Metroflex Gym Conroe

Conroe

$150 $45

Burn calories and tone muscles during a complete Metroflex workout with one of the trainers

Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes with Wraps and Optional Private Training at TITLE Boxing Club (Up to 57% Off) 

Title Boxing Club - The Woodlands

The Woodlands

$44.49 $19

Burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour boxing and kickboxing sessions helmed by a trainer who teaches jabs, hooks, and kicks

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform or MMA/Boxing Gloves at ATA Martial Arts (94% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$325 $19

Kids build discipline and self-esteem during martial-arts classes, and adults get in shape with cardio and krav maga sessions

5 or 10 Sword Combat Classes at Sword to Sword (Up to 66% Off)

Sword to Sword

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Instructors use German longswords to teach students the basic techniques and skills of swordsmanship

5-Hour Paintball Outing with Gear Rental and 500 Paintball Rounds at Whatz-Up Family Fun Park (47% Off)

Whatz-up Paintball

Seven Points

$45 $24

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18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Beauregard Country Club (Up to 46% Off)

Beauregard Country Club

3E

$70 $39

Golfers play 18 holes on the country club's challenging PGA course, and the BCC time program keeps playing times reasonable

Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron, and More on Saturday, September 20 (Up to 59% Off)

Oddball Comedy Festival

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

$48.71 $20

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Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, Whitney Cummings, and others star in a two-stage comedy fest blowout

One or Two Months of Dance Classes at Academy of Performing Arts Home of Lone Star Jazz (Up to 51% Off)

Academy of Performing Arts Home of Lone Star Jazz

Montgomery County

$125 $62

Children aged 3–18 learn dance techniques tailored to age and abilities

CrossFit Classes at CrossFit PRX (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

Crossfit PRX

The Woodlands

$120 $29

CrossFit Level-1 certified coach whips people into shape during intense daily workouts that incorporate various exercises

One Month of Unlimited Strength and Conditioning Classes for One or Two at Victory Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Victory Fitness

Southeast Montgomery

$200 $55

Improve your strength and cardio during these group fitness classes

$45 for $100 Groupon — The Institute of Strength and Development

The Institute of Strength and Development

Shenandoah

$100 $45

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

4, 8, or 12 Weeks of Unlimited Classes from Texas Boot Camp Fitness (Up to 58% Off)

Texas Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$129 $64

Certified trainers tighten male and female physiques with body-weight moves, weightlifting, runs, and resistance drills

Two or Four Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (Up to 82% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$214 $49

Instructors educate individuals and couples in Latin, ballroom, or line dances during private lessons

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at Yes I Can Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Yes I Can Fitness

Westwood North

$60 $19

Personal trainer with 10 years of experience motivates women of all ages and fitness levels through one-hour workouts

Five Personal-Training Sessions or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Spring Fitness - Magnolia (Up to 79% Off)

Spring Fitness - Magnolia

Magnolia

$275 $59

Personal-training sessions or boot-camp classes whip exercisers into shape and help them achieve their fitness goals

$18 for Admission for Two to Gator Country ($30 Value)

Gator Country

Beaumont

$30 $18

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Crocodiles, snakes, and gators interact with visitors to a 15-acre reservation run by Gary Suarage, star of CMT's Gator 911

Five Zumba Classes from Zumba Fitness (44% Off)

Zumba Fitness

Beaumont

$50 $28

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Up to 50% Off Mini Golf — Colorado Canyon

Colorado Canyon

Beaumont

$20 $10

A 16 ft. waterfall and a private island surround greens on two 18-hole mini-golf courses outside, and a gaming arcade offers thrills inside

$50 for $90 Worth of Obstacle Courses — MOJO Challenge Obstacle Racing

Mojo Challenge

Beaumont

$90 $50

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$17 for Two 60-Minute Jump-Time Passes to Sky Zone ($28 Value)

Sky Zone

The Woodlands

$28 $17

Jumpers bounce all around this indoor trampoline play zone, which features four dodgeball courts and a mezzanine overlooking the space

Mini Golf, Drinks, and Snacks for Two or Four at Choice Tee (Up to 53% Off)

Choice Tee

Spring

$20 $12

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19-hole mini-golf course features winding hole designs

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Concealed-Handgun or Modern-Sporting-Rifle (AR) Course or Virtual Range at Gander Mountain Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Gander Mountain Academy

Spring

$99 $49

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CHL and modern-sporting rifle courses train students with classes and virtual and live range sessions; CHL course preps students for license

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Merlot 2 Masterpiece (Up to 49% Off)

Merlot 2 Masterpiece

Multiple Locations

$49 $28

Professional artists lead students through steps of reproducing images with paint during BYOB classes set to up-tempo music.

$55 for $100 Worth of Capoeira — Jaguar Gym

Jaguar Gym

Spring

$100 $55

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One or Two Hours of In-Studio Recording, Mixing, and Mastering at Anarchy Studios Houston (Up to 51% Off)

Anarchy Studios Houston

Northwest Harris

$50 $25

Music professionals help musicians mix and master songs

One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Classes at Be Ready Fit (Up to 90% Off)

Be Ready Fit

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Boot-camp instructors help students gain control over their bodies with time-tested guided exercise techniques

$29 for 10 Visit Open-Jump Pass at Pump It Up Katy Location or The Woodlands Location ($60 Value)

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Kids unleash excess energy on an indoor playground of inflatable attractions

Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Classes with T-shirt for One Child at Elite Eagle Taekwondo (Up to 85% Off)

Elite Eagle Taekwondo

Kleinwood

$100 $19

Kids boost their strength, flexibility, endurance, confidence, and discipline while learning self-defense skills

Shooting-Range Package for One, Two, or Four, or Ultrasonic Gun Cleaning at Spring Guns and Ammo (Up to 51% Off)

Spring Guns and Ammo

North Pine Business Park

$50 $29

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High-tech range boasts 25 lanes with firearm, protective gear, ammo, and targets provided; ultrasonic method effectively cleans guns

Educational Classes or Parties for Kids or Adults at Language and Art Centers (Up to 62% Off). Six Options Available.

Language and Art Centers

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

Students of all ages receive art instruction, and kids can learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin; Spanish pre-k immerses tots in the language

Two Kids Lessons or Two or Four Beginner Adult Tennis Lessons at KS Tennis (Up to 51% Off)

KS Tennis

Forest Oaks Swim & Racquet Club

$40 $20

Introductory lessons focus on the basic fundamentals and expedite development and consistency

Historical Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Houston Ghost Tour (Up to 53% Off)

Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Specter pros lead treks through haunted hot spots of Houston, Humble, Tomball, & Spring, sharing historical anecdotes & spine-tingling tales

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Get AGG'd Boot Camp (Up to 60% Off)

Get AGG'd Boot Camp

Northwest Harris

$125 $55

Outdoor boot-camp workouts mix body-weight exercises with cardio drills in a supportive setting

Training and Nutrition Counseling at Certified Fitness (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available

Certified Fitness

Northwest Harris

$65 $29

In 6,000 square-foot facility, trainer develops custom workout sessions for clients of all ages, especially those over 40 years old

One Month of Classes for One or Two at Boot Camp with Dameian (Up to 88% Off)

Boot Camp With Dameian

Multiple Locations

$80 $10

One-hour outdoor classes incorporate kettlebells, plyometric boxes, and ropes to tone muscles

$29 for $145 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Woodlands White Tiger LLC.

Woodlands White Tiger

Rayford Bus Park

$145 $29

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu or Jiu Jitsu Classes at Mun-Do Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Mun-Do Martial Arts

Middlecoff

$65 $29

Instructors motivate students to improve their fitness and technical skills while gaining values such as confidence and discipline

Private or Group Pilates Classes at The Woodlands Pilates Studio (Up to 68% Off). Three Options Available.

The Woodlands Pilates Studio

Panther Creek

$99 $39

Nationally certified Pilates instructors lead small-size Pilates, suspension, yoga or ballet classes customized to each individual student

Ten or Twenty Martial Arts or Self-Defense Classes with Uniform at Mou Chuk (Up to 91% Off)

Mou Chuk

Spring and the Woodlands

$285 $29

Students develop the disciplines of Taekwondo, jiujitsu, hapkido and Self-Defense knowledge, taught by Grandmasters and Masters

3, 5 or 10 One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at DFL Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

DFL Fitness

Grogan's Mill

$210 $69

Personal trainer works one-on-one with clients, motivating them through workouts tailored to them

10 Group Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at GroupFit (Up to 69% Off)

GroupFit

NW Houston/ Spring

$79 $25

With 10 trainer certifications under her belt, owner Danna Parsons, with three other instructors, teach 14 group fitness classes a week

10 or 16 Tae Kwon Do or Tumbling Classes at Tumbling Cheer Fitness/Family ATA Martial Arts (Up to 94% Off)

Tumbling Cheer Fitness / Family ATA Martial Arts

Spring

$325 $20

Instructors use martial arts to instill the principles of physical fitness and mental focus that can be translated to any sport

$35 for Eight Core-Balance Classes at The Woodlands Yoga Studio ($96 Value)

The Woodlands Yoga Studio

Spring

$96 $35

Core balance focuses on toning and strengthening

Two 2-Hour Barrel-Racing and Speed-Event Lessons for One or Two at Loveland Ranch (Up to 51% Off)

Loveland Ranch

Southeast Montgomery

$180 $89

Two-hour classes offer students an introduction to barrel racing and other speed events

One Month of Unlimited Krav Maga or CrossFit Classes at Krav Maga Houston (Up to 74% Off)

Krav Maga Houston

Multiple Locations

$150 $38.50

Vetted and seasoned instructors help students get in shape for summer with skill-building workouts and instinct-based fighting system

Custom Perfume-Making for One or Two at Crazy Mama's (Up to 53% Off)

Crazy Mama's (Celestial Emporium)

Spring

$80 $39

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Rare essential oils and genuine pheromones swirl into potions carefully crafted to bewitch noses during custom perfume-making sessions

5 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CORE Health & Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

CORE Health & Fitness

Louetta Rd

$100 $29

Boot-camp sessions help clients burn fat, build muscle, and get fit

Clay-Pigeon-Shooting Course for Two or Four at Clay Mound Sporting Center (56% Off)

Clay Mound Sporting

Clay Mound Sporting

$130 $59

Facility with two sporting-clays courses and a five-stand setup; more than 40 Promatic machines that can be controlled wirelessly

Three-Hour BYOB Clay Pottery Workshop for 2, 4, or 10 at Martin Galleries (Up to 51% Off)

Martin Galleries

Kingwood

$150 $75

Stephanne Martin leads clay workshops and teaches students how to sculpt creative, practical items while sipping on BYOB beverages

Admission for One or Two to Houston Dinner Theater (Up to 38% Off)

Houston Dinner Theater

Huffman

$60 $39

Customers choose any show on the dinner theater's lineup, including a celebrity murder mystery and performances by a hypnotist or magician

Admission for Two or Four to The Southwest Wedding Show on September 14 or October 19 (Up to 50% Off)

The Southwest Wedding Show

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Couples get one-on-one face time with wedding vendors

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$44 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

10 Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit at CrossFit Haste (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Haste

Humble

$127 $49

Designed for everyone, the CrossFit regimen uses high-intensity sequences of functional exercises to create new full-body workouts each day

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Mean Green Boot Camp (Up to 93% Off)

Mean Green Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$605 $55

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Chris Green and staff of certified trainers lead students through high-intensity workouts to torch fat, tone muscle, and boost confidence

$44 for $80 Worth of Services at Keegan's Fitness

Keegan's Fitness

Fall Creek

$80 $44

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Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Tumbleson Arms Co. (Up to 43% Off)

Tumbleson Arms Co.

Humble

$75 $45

Classes include targets and all safety equipment needed

Two- or Three-Hour BYOB Class for One or Two at Painting Above the Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Painting Above the Bar

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

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Classes include a 16”x20” canvas and all necessary supplies

Trail-Ride Experience for Two, Four, or Six at Cypress Trails Equestrian Center (Up to 53% Off)

Cypress Trails Equestrian Center

Houston

$140 $75

Seasoned riders offer basic instruction before guiding groups of two, four, or six across woodland trails

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Surrounded by swaying trees and fresh air, the five ziplines of Zip Nac’s adrenaline-pumping course speed gliders through 90-minute trips across a towering forest canopy. Participants begin standing atop the first platform, then careen down lines ranging from a quick 225 feet to an invigorating 900-foot dual line that pairs riders side by side for races to the bottom or private auditions for the Miss Wind Tunnel competition. Seasoned guides help patrons strap into each line, where they can take solo trips. Little ones (weighing 60 pounds or less) can ride tandem with a guide, ensuring that every member of the family can zoom through the tree tops. In between lines two and three, visitors traverse the 60-foot sky bridge, which allows brief moments of repose amid the verdant outdoor setting. Gliders can rent GoPro cameras for a fee to capture their zipline experience on video. Nighttime zipline sessions grant heart-pumping adventures in the dark without the hassle of helping Edgar Allan Poe find the fuse box. Zip Nac also offers onsite overnight accommodations at their Zip Inn.

199 Brother John Rd
Nacogdoches,
TX
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The animal kingdom encompasses species from every continent on the planet. But Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari cuts down on the need for excessive travel by bringing an eclectic array of exotic species to the heart of East Texas. The 300-acre preserve houses 36 exotic and endangered species in open areas similar to their native habitats. This allows visitors to see these majestic creatures firsthand while driving along the miles of roads that weave throughout the preserve's hills and savannahs. Over the course of the self-guided tour, visitors will have the opportunity to spot animals such as an alligator, Canadian wood bison, Arabian camel, red kangaroo, zebra, and holographic dodo, all from the safety of their vehicle. In addition to providing one-of-a-kind wildlife photo ops, the preserve also allows groups to feed some of the animals by dropping food pellets onto the ground.

1200 CR 4405
Jacksonville,
TX
US

It's a common misconception that the city of Houston is named after the Houston Rockets basketball team. The truth is far stranger. The city is actually named in honor of Sam Houston, a key player in Texas's bid for statehood. The Lone Star State as we know it today would not have been possible if Houston hadn't led the Texas Revolution and subsequently assumed office as the Republic of Texas's first and third president.

Houston?both the city and the man?is the focus of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Located on 15 acres of the leader's own estate, the sprawling museum lets visitors learn about Houston's life and accomplishments via artifacts, manuscripts, and even buildings he frequented. Houston's hunting lodge along with the Steamboat House have been moved to the museum grounds from their original locations, and a replica of his kitchen was hand-built with period tools on the same spot as the original. In the rotunda building, visitors can examine personal effects and articles of clothing to get a feel for what Houston was like as a person. Though the museum is open six days a week year-round, the summer months are perhaps the best time to visit, as the museum offers free tours twice daily with paid admission.

1402 19th Street
Huntsville,
TX
US

When the sun shines on the inky black coat of 8-Ball, an Asian leopard, you can see the intricate pattern of spots on his fur. What you may not notice are the scars on his neck, remnants of having been chained up in a pool hall by a former owner. When the owner could no longer keep him, 8-Ball was sent to a drive-thru safari park that was later shut down by the USDA. But all of that must seem like a faraway nightmare to 8-Ball, as he now enjoys the security, ample food, and medical care at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. He is among the more than 40 big cats that have been rescued and rehabilitated, trading lives of abuse, neglect, and misplacement for environs that executive director Brian Werner calls a "living resort."

The facility is owned and operated by Tiger Missing Link, a nonprofit organization that Werner chartered in 1995. After diligent research, Werner and friend Terri Block began creating a big-cat sanctuary on a 25-acre property that Werner owned. They lived in a small cabin with no running water, heat, or air conditioning, clearing the land themselves and going door to door to garner support for the project. It certainly wasn't easy, but through the hard work of volunteers and some big-time press—including features on Animal Planet's 2007 Tiger Week and Good Morning America—the shelter's reputation and facilities continue to grow.

The refuge aims to raise visitors' awareness of the plight of large cats in the wild, and it plans to expand to add more natural habitats and observatories. Landscapers have even built a waterfall habitat where the tigers can exercise while trying not to puncture their plastic inner tubes. This feature may have been the favorite amenity for two of Michael Jackson's tigers that, according to a KLTV 7 story, have called the space home.

17552 Fm 14
Tyler,
TX
US

Culled from the noggin of course-crafter John Sanford, the Dogwood course at Garden Valley merges Champion bermuda greens with Lake Butler's lapping shores to forge an unforgettable 6,840 yards of play. Towering pine trees blanket golf carts in shadows, cooling players as they ponder the best methods to evade the course's many water hazards and rolling hills, where distracted golfers often sacrifice games, stopping to paint the picturesque East Texas landscape.

Guests may also admire the scenery from the onsite restaurant, which serves house-made omelets and crisp salads. The eatery resides below the clubhouse’s vaulted ceilings, in addition to a fully equipped pro shop and an outdoor terrace overlooking the 18th green. Across the street lies the Garden Valley Sports Complex, a 24-hour facility filled with fitness machines and free weights that help patrons to burn fat beside an indoor basketball court and a refreshing pool relatively free of feral manatees.

22049 Fm 1995
Lindale,
TX
US

The ridges and swales of Outlaw Golf Club’s recently renovated bentgrass greens get balls spinning and players cursing. These difficult patches of grass await golfers at the end of the nine-hole course’s bluegrass fairways, which undulate through the craggy terrain overlooking Jordanelle Lake. The course's bite doesn’t just come from elevation changes, though: three lakes and two streams tempt balls to take a dip, and the par 3 and 4 fairways demand frequent club changes by vacillating in length from 65 to 465 yards. Despite these challenges, novices can enjoy the course by choosing a more forgiving tee from the six that cluster in front of each fairway, including all-weather surface tees.

The club’s outdoor short-game-refining center invites players to practice their putting and chipping as they aim their balls up to 100 yards away. The center also serves as PGA Professional Dave DeSantis’s classroom, where he teaches players how to break free from sand traps without digging a hole they will eventually fall in.

990 Park Drive
Longview,
TX
US