Calico Jacks Boat & RV Rentals supplies pontoons that skitter across Old Hickory Lake as well as motorboats and RVs that up the entertainment and convenience ante of outdoor getaways. The stable of land and water vehicles, available to rent or to buy, suits day trippers and serious boaters combing the water’s depths for first-edition copies of Moby Dick. After collaring a seaworthy boat, customers can venture out with a professional fishing guide to find an ideal angling spot.
The 18 holes of Ted Rhodes Golf Course cover but a few square miles of the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department's 13,000 acres of open space. One of seven golf courses under the department's supervision, the Rhodes course abuts the Cumberland River and was in fact originally named Cumberland Golf Course when it was opened for play in 1953. It spent nearly 40 years as a nine-hole course until an overhaul expanded it to a full 18 holes in 1992, raising the par to 72. Today, golfers chip and putt their way between picturesque ponds and bunkers amid the wildlife that's indigenous to the area, such as the Cumberland's turtles and a beaver population that lives in dams constructed from discarded drivers.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,669 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72 from the back tees * Course slope of 128 from the back tees * Four sets of tees * View the scorecard
Music City Water Sports’ fleet comprises a wide range of exhilarating water-based rides. Adventurers can opt for self-powered transport, such as a canoe or a kayak, or let an engine kick up the waves atop a Honda AquaTrax or Yamaha VX Cruiser jet ski. Each jet ski seats up to three people, which creates a great opportunity for a high-speed massage chain. The company's rental home base is on the waterfront of 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake inside Nashville Shores Waterpark. Boasting abundant greenery and majestic rock cliffs, the lake is a destination for pleasure boaters and thrill-seekers alike. Music City Water Sports also makes equipment available to customers spending the day on other area lakes and rivers, sticking to its goal of helping people to take advantage of local waterways.
Tres de Mayo Festival de Margarita Y Cerveza challenges professional mixologists from more than 40 of Nashville's restaurants and watering holes to test their mettle with interpretations of a classic party drink: the margarita. At this riverfront festival, they square off to prepare their version of the margarita, and festival-goers wander from vendor to vendor for unlimited samples and to determine who's drink tastes the best, settling any disagreements with a staring contest.
Attendees can also grab Mexican food and 15 styles of Mexican beer, and VIP attendees sample premium tequila flights. Live music from female-fronted bands on two stages adds to the festive atmosphere.
Mitchel Loveless teaches at sporting-clay venues such as Nashville Gun Club.
Mr. Loveless supplies rental shotguns, boxes of shells, and targets.
In 2010, Mitchel Loveless II became the youngest person ever inducted into the Tennessee State Trapshooting Association's Hall of Fame. A crowning achievement to be sure, but Mr. Loveless was already accustomed to awards. He started shooting trap at the age of 10, and he placed in or won dozens of shooting competitions for years after that. Even his gun is experienced. Mr. Loveless has used his Kolar combo shotgun to fire more than 250 rounds to date.
Adventure Paddle's staff outfits kids and adults alike with broad boards and paddles so they can embark on escapades across the Nashville area?s scenic waterways, including Percy Priest Lake. Special events such as races and Sunday afternoon excursions put paddlers' skills to the test and capture the attention of entertainment-starved bluegills, whereas sunrise and sunset paddle sessions offer a more serene way to enjoy the lake's vistas. Staffers also host birthday parties and lead paddleboard yoga and Paddle and Power boot camp classes, challenging students to perfect their poses on both water and land.