In 2012, Pine Hill Country Club hit an important milestone: its 50th anniversary. Rewind back to the beginning and you find course designer Bill Scarborough drawing his 18-hole vision around the land's natural features—from the dense forest groves to the ten lakes that intersect the course layout. He wedged the tenth green onto a small piece of land that juts out into the largest of these water hazards, creating a peninsula green flanked deceptively by water. On the 18th hole, meanwhile, Mr. Scarborough clearly set out to leave a lasting impression on every golfer, and since he couldn't find any swamp monsters willing to live in the final pond, he settled for a dramatic approach shot to cap off the 6,191-yard tour.
A classic pool hall, Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill's interior is dominated largely by a variety of billiards tables. With 11 total destinations for billiards games—plus four dart boards—visitors can get their fix of old-school gaming, and they can get a drink and some grub in the process. Lil Dixie's also offers a full menu, as well as well drinks, beers on tap, and adult Shirley Temples. The hangout also beckons revelers with live music from guitar players and TVs that air baseball, possibly leading to a dream about a batter swinging a guitar.
If you plant it, they will come. The words rang in Jim Bennett’s ears as he shot awake in September 2009. Jim had dreamed of taking his daughter to a pumpkin patch, and when he awoke that night he scribbled plans to bring that dream to life. Over the next year, Jim and his crew hand planted pumpkin seeds on the fourth-generation Bennett Farm to prepare it for a fate quite different than its 60 years as a cattle farm without a single crop grown on it.
These days, pumpkins and gourds wait on the vine in three patches as hayrides pass by daily. At the petting farm, youngsters interact with sheep, miniature horses, and miniature-miniature horses, which mice rode in the old west. Kids can also navigate a hay-bale maze, frolic in the corn crib, and race down a 36-inch, 20-foot-long pipe slide.
Chefs in the cook house craft teacakes, pork skins, and apple pies with a wood-burning stove and wash pots hanging over an open fire. In the sorghum mill, workers transform farm-grown cane syrup, which the Bennetts sell in their country store alongside handmade soap and honey from local vendors.
Miles of rustic trails and camping for ATVs, sport quads, dirt bikes, dual sports and OHVs in the Talladega Mountains. Less than 90 miles from Atlanta, Birmingham, Columbus, and Montgomery. Family oriented. Open Sat, Sun & most holidays, 8am - 7pm. Individuals or groups welcome.