Bear Creek Golf Club's 18-hole course takes golfers voyaging across 6,585 yards of rolling terrain characterized by renovated bunkers, contoured greens, and dense tree lines lining the fairways. Refurbished in July 2011, the par 72 is now carpeted with Champion bermuda grass on all of its greens to form smooth, slick putting surfaces devoid of any bumpy nettles or suspicious troll knolls. Chirping birds and whistling winds serve as the course's commentators, occasionally warning players of the scattered water hazards that reflect the skies above without ripple or wave but reveal their orb-eating desires when balls land atop their motionless surface. At the onsite snack bar, players can fuel up before rounds.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,585 yards from farthest tees * Course rating of 71.8 from farthest tees * Slope rating of 130 from farthest tees * Four tee options * See the scorecard
A fourth-generation artist, Rose Handy has always made time for creating. After a rollercoaster ride of life changes and moves, Rose and her potter husband Paul opened their own gallery and class space. Joined by a staff of illustrators, quilters, watercolorists, and other artisans, the owners encourage Wild Child students to find their own artistic voices, whether they're hand-building a ceramic bowl, painting a family portrait, or fusing glass pieces together to make a new glass family. The search for new avenues of creativity also extends to the studio's class offerings; beginning in January 2013, aspiring artisans can learn the intricacies of handbuilding and wheel-based pottery techniques as part of the shop's newest curriculum.
No matter the season, the experienced instructors at Skydive Monroe help students discover Atlanta’s sky-high beauty while gliding through the air at 14,000 feet. They teach students of all experience levels the ins and outs of these giant leaps, working with beginners through tandem jumps, instructor-assisted deployments, and accelerated freefall classes. They also oversee jumps for more experienced divers, and welcome non-jumpers to ride along in the plane for an additional fee. Staff members document each trip on video, allowing jumpers to relive the thrill of the jump without painting tiny cityscapes on their trampolines.
Shapes Yoga Studio accommodates all skill sets and schedules with a variety of morning and evening classes that relieve stress and strengthen and tone bodies. Unfurling limbs like day lilies, students are free to spread across 2,400 square feet of shiny wooden floor, practicing their poses beneath the high ceilings of Shapes' relaxing, restored historical loft. Seated poses are held for 3–5 minutes in Yin yoga classes with the help of controlled breath, meditation, and carbonite freezing. Conversely, yoga/Pilates classes utilize constant movement to build core strength, lengthen muscles, and boost abilities to balance upside down on unicycles. Yoga boogie boot camp similarly molds through movement, helping students gain strength and flexibility through a mix of cardio exercises and challenging postures. Though students are encouraged to bring their own equipment, a limited number of mats, blocks, straps, and balls are available for use at the studio free of charge.
During the 60-minute session, K&C Photography's staff harnesses more than ten years of experience in shooting and staging photographs that exhibit artistic flourish and meticulous detail and highlight raw emotion. Photographers will exploit natural light and capture un-staged poses of up to six people per shoot, implementing their artistry and expertise to ensure that newborn babies' eyes face forward and pet turtles' bald spots remain hidden. Employing their energetic directorial skills, K&C's shutterbugs will position participants in numerous poses, and digital-quality equipment commemorates graduations, weddings, and other momentous events that move by too quickly to be accurately depicted by courtroom sketch artists. Packages also include a professionally edited DVD with printable, high-resolution images for digital preservation.