Golfers familiar with Callier Springs Country Club’s 9-hole course may have noticed something peculiar about the course’s water hazards: even during severe droughts, their water level hardly changes. That’s because—true to the club’s name—the waterways are fed by a system of active springs so plentiful that they once fueled the clubhouse, pool, 30 area homes, and too many toasters to count. Originally built in 1939, the course—which measures 3,146 yards from the farthest tees—was once a grassy lure for celebrity duffers such as Dean Martin and Andy Williams. Golfers can walk in their rarefied footsteps as they attempt to keep their orbs and golf carts from straying into the course’s meddlesome waterways.
The thrilling courses at Daredevil Ziplines were originally built for the adrenaline junkies on the finale of the action series The Controller: Medal of Honor Warfighter. Happy shrieks now spiral out from members of the general public as they hit the 50 mile-per-hour speeds experienced by the stars of the show. The Dare Ya! ride whisks participants downhill for 600 feet before being stopped abruptly on the bungee braking system, which then sends them whipping out over a lake and stopping gently. They then glide down among sweet-smelling pine boughs and make a soft landing.
The Aerial Challenge combines a zipline with an aerial obstacle course, including a suspended log walk, ladders, a swinging bridge and platform, and rope walks. Riders can end the challenge with a short walk to a bridge overlooking the Tuck spring, which flows from the roots of a century old oak tree. Streams babble above and below the ground, carving the limestone into organic-looking curlicues covered with moss and ferns like somebody who won’t get off the Jurassic Park ride.
The challenging 10-mile Tough Mudder course was designed by British Special Forces to test all-around strength, endurance, mental determination, and camaraderie, with all sponsorship proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project. Over the course of an estimated 2.5 hours, rugged participants weave their way through a diverse terrain that boasts 19 demanding obstacles, including muddy trenches, water obstacles, high walls, slippery slopes, live wires, and a gauntlet of fire. Tough Mudder challenges the fittest of fit athletes, demanding mental toughness to match physical prowess, but emphasizes the course as a personal challenge, and not a race. Times are not kept, and it's about conquering the course rather than besting fellow Mudderers. Hardened course finishers enjoy a post-contest party with live music and a 48-hour glow of invincibility.
The owner of W.I.S.E. Women, LLC takes the subject of domestic abuse very seriously. That’s why she’s made it her mission to arm other women against potential attacks through female-only self-defense classes. W.I.S.E. stands for the four steps taught at each class: watch your surroundings, initiate verbal contact with attacker, scan your attacker for weapons and weak points, and execute your defense and escape.
Having hosted the Georgia Open, as well as receiving a 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest, The Frog Golf Club showcases some of Georgia's most luxurious links. Designed by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio, The Frog Golf Club boasts 18 holes of immaculately maintained bent-grass greens and expansive bunkers, as well as a dedicated commitment to maintaining environmental stewardship over the grounds as evidenced by an Audobon Cooperative Sanctuary certification. Plaid-panted partners can practice their short game as they buzz around the grounds on a golf cart, scoping out sloping fairways and keeping walking legs spry for double-bogey boogies. Driving duos also get access to the club's range, where players can warm up their shoulders by clubbing balls off tottering tees before cooling their gullets with a drink at the nearby Frog Grill.
Smith's Martial Arts Academy founder Lorenzo Smith and his staff of tae kwon do instructors follow the simple slogan, “Teach more than kicking and punching.” During classes, students as young as five years old don crisp white uniforms and pounce across red-and-blue mats, learning a combination of combat and self-defense techniques. Each class encompasses the five tenets of tae kwon do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.