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Draped over 270 acres of rolling woodland terrain, Branch River Golf & Tennis’s 18-hole course funnels dimpled orbs through a circuit of arching fairways dotted with lush trees. After two generous starting holes, golfers must face Branch River’s daunting “Monster” hole, a 584-yard behemoth where players must tunnel drives though a fairway hemmed by trees, before determining how best to approach a creek-fortified green with a false front and fake ID. High-risk, high-reward shots abound throughout, forcing golfers to exercise sound course management as they drink in views of the picturesque par 72 course.

Along with pristine links, Branch River Golf & Tennis houses three tennis courts, a full-size outdoor pool, and an area for trap shooting. After a long day of spirited sport and swimming, guests can take a load off at dining facilities that overlook the course and graciously supply booster seats so anthropomorphic sand wedges can partake in the meal.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Course rating of 72.5 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Click here for course layout
3212 North Union Road
Cato,
WI
US

Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A free personal-fitness orientation, offered to each new member, helps determine an optimal fat-frying program and teaches muscle-pumping principles of safe, effective exercise. This deal also includes a month of unlimited tanning ($20/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.

1100 S 30th St
Manitowoc,
WI
US

Though Maple Lanes' main attraction is its 24 bowling lanes with automatic scoring, visitors can also step away from the pins for games of volleyball and rounds of golf on world-famous courses. As bowlers roll spares and strikes indoors, teams carry out sets and spikes on the outdoor sand volleyball courts, which host leagues and tournaments throughout the summer months. All year long, golfers hit the links on a Full Swing golf simulator, which transports them to 40 championship courses that emulate real-life wind and greens conditions. When not accidentally rolling volleyballs down the lanes or teeing up 16-pound balls, guests can order steak sandwiches, burgers, and bratwurst from the full kitchen or kick back in the lounge, where several large-screen HDTVs broadcast sporting events.

3107 S Business Dr
Sheboygan,
WI
US