Designed by architect Buck Blankenship, the fairways of Shelbyville Country Club's 18-hole course circumnavigate a horseshoe-shaped lake and they gently rise and fall over the rolling hills of Shelby County. Narrow fairways lined with mature trees offset the course's relatively short 6,400-yard length, setting the tone for a round that rewards accuracy and course management over flashy drives and flame-decaled golf bags. A fully stocked pro shop lies at the course's trailhead, offering players the latest in clubs and gear, and a staff of two resident aces stands ready to adjust swings and impart strategic advice during private and group lessons. Along with the immaculate landscape, Shelbyville Country Club boasts two outdoor tennis courts and an Olympic-size pool featuring a gated kiddie pool and play area, all of which are patrolled by a lifeguard and Mark Spitz's mustache.
Course at a Glance:
Course rating of 71.7 from the back tees
Slope rating of 122 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
Max yardage is 6,379
Goose Creek Cycle galvanizes two-wheelers with a variety of elusive parts and maintenance services to keep customers coasting. The skilled cycle technicians begin the basic bike tune-up by adjusting the front and rear shifting and brake pads, which ensures that all velocipede-vessels will sail smoothly, dock on a dime, and outrun gifted children demanding today's newspaper. A truing is then performed to wipe out wobbles and minor dips, followed by a relubrication of chafed chains using a light chain oil, such as Tri-Flow. Finally, headsets and hubs are adjusted, and tire pressure is calibrated to ensure a cushy ride. Before mechanics return bikes to the wheeled wilderness, the team will give the spoked chariot a once-over to diagnose any replaceable parts, tighten up bolts, and fluff pom-pom handlebars.
Cardinal Club greets golfers with a 7,000-yard course sprawling with pristine greens and bent-grass fairways designed by golf architect Spencer Holt. Members hone chip shots and bunker-sandcastle-building skills at the multi-tiered 22-acre practice facility, where PGA pros sharpen students' skills with individual lessons. An onsite shop matches sportsmen with the ideal equipment for driving, putting, and shooing off ball-snorting aardvarks. At Cardinal Club's spacious dining facility, friends and families trade golf fairways for salad greens and fresh fish and pasta entrees. The outdoor patio allows early risers to watch the sun rise over a plate of sunny-side-up eggs, and a casual lounge hosts several TVs for catching the latest sports scores or infomercial 1-800 numbers.
Established in 1967, Henry County Country Club takes pride in remaining a hidden gem. But to its members and anyone who's ever golfed there, the property's beauty is no secret. During rounds, Kentucky's natural rolling hills surround golfers as they conquer the challenges and traverse the pristine fairways of the 18-hole course. A practice range invites them to warm up by swinging a club instead of starting a bonfire around the first pin and the bar and grill area invites players to grab a bite or a brew. For members, Henry County Country Club also offers an array of extras, including pool activities and social events.
The instructors at Core Combat Sports Center teach students the various disciplines of Muay Thai kickboxing, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing, but their primary focus is Krav Maga. Designed by the Israeli military, Krav Maga emphasizes real-world self-defense skills. Students of the art learn to strike with hands, elbows, and knees, to fight from the ground, and to defend from chokes and grabs.
CoreFit is designed to train the whole body using high-energy workouts designed for students of any fitness level. Students will use kettle bells, body weight exercises, medicine balls, sandbags, and power ropes. And Core Performance provides semi private coaching to help clients reach their fitness goals through powerlifting and strength training.
Baseball in Louisville dates back to 1876 when the Louisville Grays began playing as part of the National League. Soon after the turn of the 20th century, minor league baseball arrived in Derby City and for 70 years, the Louisville Colonels commanded it. Their departure in 1972, however, led to a period of inactivity, as well as a period of unemployed umpires roaming the city shouting "SAFE!" at landing birds. Ten years later, baseball returned with the arrival of the Louisville Redbirds, who eventually became the RiverBats in 1998, and simply the Bats in 2002. Over the years this franchise has spent time as the affiliate of three big league teams: the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers, and its current affiliate, the Cincinnati Reds.