Marascalco Dermatology Clinic, led by Dr. John A. Marascalco, banishes unwanted hair using modern laser equipment operated by friendly and experienced professionals. In a 30-minute laser hair-removal session, an epidermis expert targets rogue follicles dwelling along bikini lines (a $150/session value) or under arms (a $125/session value) with laser beams designed to penetrate epidermal terrain in order to uproot strands safely and effectively. The treatment reduces unwelcome fuzz and can prevent future regrowth and the formation of power-ballad-prone hair bands. Marascalco Dermatology Clinic’s hospitable depilation gurus strive to provide each skin owner with compassionate dermatologic care, keeping skills sharp with ongoing training and by adopting new technology.
Named to the 2010 PGA President's Council on Growing the Game, The Country Club of Oxford's head pro Ricky Hamilton hones the swings of seasoned and nascent golfers alike. Over the course of two private 45-minute lessons (a $65 value each), students learn proper stance and gripping techniques, as well as the precise angle at which to sport a jaunty pom-pommed cap. Using high-tech video equipment, Hamilton helps clients achieve optimal ball-walloping form, fine-tuning misaligned swings, adjusting out-of-whack slices, and redirecting sputtering putts with the patience of a seasoned lemming wrangler. Though private lessons are generally offered Tuesday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., patrons may schedule later appointments if necessary, as well as team up with a buddy for shared sessions. Players should bring their own clubs.
Tucked northwest of Sardis Lake just above John W. Kyle State Park, Mallard Pointe Golf Course showcases undulating bermuda-grass fairways that offer sweeping views of the area's towering trees. Designed by Bob Cupp, the course’s layout challenges players with back-to-back par 5s on the lengthy 6th and 7th holes, as well as on the 10th and 16th holes, requiring players to break at least once for s’mores while trekking from tee to green. Before hitting the fairways, swingers can take advantage of an extensive practice area consisting of a 350-yard driving range with six target greens and 100 hitting stations, a 10-acre grass-tee area, and a practice fairway bunker.
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At Desoto Foot Care, Dr. Carla A. Martin takes a holistic approach to footcare. With more than a decade spent in podiatric medicine, and operating under her own mantra, “Take care of your feet, because you only have two,” Dr. Martin accommodates kickers with both medical and cosmetic services. She and her staff zap away toe and foot fungus with scientifically advanced lasers. They also treat hammertoe, bunions, and ingrown toenails, and in their relaxing pedi spa, they maintain hoof health with various pedicures.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening Shaolin kung-fu class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
When not busy with the day-to-day business of their fully operational farm, Our Family Farm’s earthy stewards host an 8-acre corn maze that lures in adventurers armed with secret decoder maps. After a hayride up to the maze's entrance, wanderers mosey through corridors of maize stalks, passing scarecrows, pondering the wisdom of forking to the left or the right, and nervously backing away from vacationing minotaurs. Climb the maze’s tower for scenic views of the farm, stop at mid-maze game stations, or solve the riddle of Kernel B. Cobb’s word game. Guests also explore a pluckable pumpkin patch full of pre-transformation fairytale coaches and children frolic in the Farm Fun Zone for games and agricultural education. Although not included in today’s Groupon, the farm also takes visitors on hayride tours ($5) that showcase the farm’s crops, cattle, and horses.
Wedgewood Golfers' Club and North Creek Golf Course integrate the scenic landscapes of northern Mississippi into their par 72 layouts, taking golfers across rolling hills and rippling waterways.
The North Creek course's bermuda-grass fairways weave along the edges of Horn Lake Creek with a relatively open layout and mounded terrain that channels the links-style charm of golf's Scotch-Irish forebears. Slightly easier than its counterpart, North Creek caters to clubbers of all stripes with four tee options and optional bumper greens.
North Creek Golf Course at a Glance:
Cleaved through a combination of dense tree lines and intervening ponds, The Wedgewood course's bermuda-grass fairways sprawl across 6,863 yards of arduous terrain. With trees hugging most holes, and water hazards kissed against the underside of two doglegged fairways, the course frequently forces players into tough course-management decisions, such as when to smash a driver, when to play lay-up with a three-wood, and how to coerce fellow golfers into giving you unlimited mulligans. Though challenging from the back tees, the course's inventive layout is forgiving enough for players of all abilities.
Wedgewood Golfers' Club at a Glance: