Cleaved through 600 woodland acres of stately white oaks, Amana Colonies Golf Course twists and turns over 6,824 yards of dramatically sloped terrain. Throughout the round, glassy ponds, burbling streams, and trees wielding catcher's mitts await ill-struck orbs, as golfers contend with elevation changes that complicate the distance of each shot and create many down- and uphill lies. A preround stint at the course's driving range would be advisable before taking to the relatively difficult course, as the hardest-rated hole awaits golfers at the second tee. As stick-flickers cruise to each well-struck drive, they can glimpse panoramic views of the hilly Iowa countryside over the tops of cresting fairways or through sudden breaks in the dense tree lines. The round may also bring stick-flickers in contact with area wildlife, such as deer, various waterfowl, and golf cart-squirrel cross-breeds.
After their pin-hunting expedition, aces can retreat to Amana Colonies' hilltop bar and restaurant, where crisp local beers slake parched mouths and hearty grill fare refuels weary muscles. Once duly refreshed, guests can meander to the pro shop for a snazzy golf shirt or new clubs to replace ones eaten by the neighborhood sword swallower.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 72 course
* Length of 6,824 yards from the farthest tees
* Course rating of 72.8 from the farthest tees
* Slope rating of 142 from the farthest tees
* Five tee options
When you stay at Clarion Inn Amana Colonies and Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort in Williamsburg, you'll be in the historical district and within the vicinity of Tanger Outlets. This hotel is within the region of Amana Heritage Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 144 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include complimentary weekday newspapers and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include an arcade/game room, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
Using products from Redken, Pureology, and Surface, independent cosmetologists Brooke Engler and Lindsey Huelsenbeck revamp locks with a collection of services inside Studio 5 Salon. From full and partial highlights to trendy ombre or all-over color, the stylists add dimension and shine to each strand. Texturizing services provide permanent waves or smooth tresses that won't puff up at the first sign of moisture or a low-flying tiger shark, and special occasion updos ensure photo ops won't be ruined by limp or lifeless coifs. To complete head-to-toe transformations, the salon also provides facials and nail treatments, as well as waxing services for the face and body.
Fiery red paint splashes the walls of Casa Tequila Authentic Mexican Grill, creating the illusion of heat. Sizzling plates of fajitas emerge from the kitchen, fanning the flames with soft tortillas and hot strips of chicken. Nearby, grilled T-bones and rib eyes amplify the warmth with spicy jalape?os and ranchero sauce. Like most of the menu?s selections, these dishes are made from scratch using super-fresh ingredients. To lower the temperature, barkeeps craft margaritas that are cooler than an iceberg wearing an Elvis wig. Available in a variety of flavors and sizes, these drinks showcase a lineup of more than 50 tequilas. Diners can also enjoy their meals at outdoor tables, amid refreshing breezes and the shade of patio umbrellas.
The walls of Rage Grafix's show room sport a rainbow of sweatshirts, T-shirts, and hats lines, each proudly displaying the emblems of local high schools and the Iowa Hawkeyes. The bevy of memorabilia and casual apparel—available in sizes from infant to 6XL adult to XS klingon—flaunts the university's iconic black-and-gold color scheme alongside logos of area school teams, including the City High Little Hawks, the West High Trojans, the Solon Spartans, and the Clear Creek-Amana Clippers. Staffers also man an onsite screenprinting-and-embroidery facility, where they forge custom signs, business cards, and clothing for clubs and events such as bar crawls, tailgating, and pickup games of duck, duck, goose.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.