Dense tree lines and encroaching out-of-bounds areas form tunnels of narrow fairways at Oskaloosa Golf Course, which has stood as a verdant playground for golfers since 1920. Players must keep tight control over drivers and putters en route to conquering the course’s par of 72, highlighted by accessible par 5s and shorter par 3s with greens that are reachable from tee shots or by flattery whispered into fringe. At just 446 yards, the par 5 fifth hole forges a straight path between two straddling fairways, opening the door for eagles and birdies. This linear hole design is somewhat of a rarity, however, as half of the holes feature a dogleg turn of some degree. After putting and strutting through the labyrinth of undulating greens, golfers can retire and refuel at the new On the Green sports bar, restaurant and patio.
Course at a Glance:
Race cars have been zipping down Eddyville Raceway Park's 1/8-mile drag strip ever since it opened in 1965, though you might have missed most of them if you blinked. Today, the IHRA-sanctioned track hosts 50 races per season, including weekend showdowns on Friday and Saturday nights. Oil-chugging crowds descend on the park for specialty events such as The Night of Fire, an annual showcase of funny cars, jet cars, and other vehicles that can reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The 60-acre park is also home to a campground, a playground for kids, and a stable where motorbikes can sleep for the night.
Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Large greens and driving range
Pro Tip: Take advantage of the driving range to warm-up before your round of golf.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Our course has concrete cart paths, which means that rainy days won't prevent golfers from playing.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
Golfers will find the course to be a good test of skill as they enjoy playing across our spacious greens.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
During the week, it's generally easy to get on the course right away. However, the club does hold activities, so golfers are encouraged to call the pro shop before they arrive.