The nine-hole course at The Club at Blackthorne stretches for nearly 3,000 yards of expansive fairways and receptive greens designed by Palmer Course Design Company, Arnold Palmer’s namesake firm. Players tee off on the 400-yard par 4 first hole—with the eighth, one of just two holes 400 yards or longer—sending their golf balls flying against a horizon dominated by the Laurel Mountains in the distance.
The fifth hole’s huge arc of a dogleg presents golfers with a classic risk/reward shot off the tee, much like hitting shots over a pool of lava onto a green made of chocolate. Golfers can attempt to fly the cherry trees in hopes of reaching the green in one stroke—thereby risking a tight lie in the fescue grasses—or they can lay up near the fairway bunker for a short iron shot into the green. The signature ninth hole demands similar theatrics, as a lake and six bunkers team up to force a 200-yard carry just to reach the fairway, and an elevated green renders approach shots trickier than their short length might indicate.
Course at a Glance:
* Nine-hole, par 33 course
* Total length of 2,947 yards from the back tees
* Course rating of 68.4 from the back tees
* Course slope of 135 from the back tees
* Four sets of tees per hole
The Club at Blackthorne's rates fluctuate throughout the week and year. Though The Club at Blackthorne sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Grab some friends and head on over to Rick's Sports Bar and Pub for great pub grub.
Put the diet on pause when you visit Rick's Sports Bar and Pub — there are no low-fat menu items.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Rick's Sports Bar and Pub has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at Rick's Sports Bar and Pub, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour.
Rick's Sports Bar and Pub is a great location to host a group dinner.
Casual dining at its best, Rick's Sports Bar and Pub customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Rick's Sports Bar and Pub is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Rick's Sports Bar and Pub.
The name, Spaghetti and Steakhouse, perfectly encapsulates the restaurant's menu, which offers a wide range of Italian-style pastas, grilled salmon, and hand-cut sirloin steaks. Just as the name speaks to the food offerings, the decor speaks to the restaurant's pledge to be a family establishment, where groups can sit down at a booth or table, have a hot meal, and discuss the day's events. Upstairs is another world known as The Hot Rod Lounge. The space looks as though it was carved into the trunk of an enormous tree, with exposed rafters, hardwood tables, and bartenders carved from solid oak. Here, clients can drink a brew and shoot pool while listening to the night's DJ.
Presented in part by Dan Clark, also known as Nitro, of American Gladiator fame, the Gladiator Rock'n Run is a unique and challenging event, pairing an obstacle-heavy running course and an attempt at breaking the record for the world?s longest mud pit with post-race entertainment, including beer, music, and food. Those prepared to race must dance through tires, army-crawl through mud, and clamber up rope ladders to avoid barrels thrown by giant apes. The roar of spectators rings throughout the course as bystanders cheer on runners to inspire strong finishes.
Dominique Ponko sits at the head of the class, leading yogis through muscle-lengthening postures with the steady flow of her deep, rhythmic inhales and exhales. It’s been a long journey for Dominique. She first sought out yoga at the age of 26 to help her cope with life-threatening seizures and a slow-growing brain tumor. Yoga comforted her through three difficult years, welcoming her into a space for healing spiritually before she was able to find the proper medicine to help her heal physically. Though still a little shaky, Dominique has triumphed and opened four yoga studios—voted Best of the ‘Burgh in 2010—to inspire her students to ease their ailments, build strength, and find inner peace.
During her studio's heated Vinyasa-flow classes, an enthusiastic and supportive instructor guides students through a series of strengthening postures that work to increase flexibility and build muscles. Warm, balmy air courses through the studio, pricking beads of sweat on brows to help detox bodies and loosen stiff muscles into deep, soothing stretches.
Jiggers is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Jiggers will leave you happy and full.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Jiggers is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
From cheap drinks to good eats, Jiggers' happy hour is a steal.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
Folks tend to dress down at Jiggers, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Jiggers will ensure that it is delicious.
Cyclists are in luck. Jiggers provides bike parking.
Your tab at Jiggers will generally run you about $30 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Jiggers — swing by for your favorite meal.