Pines, magnolias, and centuries-old oak trees rise above the kempt grounds of Henderson Golf Club’s 18-hole, par 71 course, forming a scenic wreath around a club that embodies traditional Southern charm. Throughout the 6,700-yard course, spanish moss dangles from branches over thickets of native grasses, ponds, streams, and other wetland features that golfers traverse with the help of wooden footbridges or flotillas of buoyant golf bags. Players have more lenience to hone their swings through an open, links-inspired front nine before reining in their tee shots for the less-forgiving, tree-lined fairways of the second act. After rounds, golfers can head to Grille 19 and enjoy a sandwich or a burger from a brick-lined, pond-front patio or the cozy breakfast nook they built inside their driver's headcover.
Island Miniature Golf and Games' family-friendly activities can't be contained, sprawling across both indoor and outdoor facilities. The 18-hole mini-golf course undulates across a landscaped yard complete with all the rock hazards, streams, ponds, and shirt-cannon-toting mascots of a full-scale game of golf. Visitors practice their swings at the three-station softball and baseball batting cages, blast bad guys in the arcade, and test out their car-chasing skills on the bumper-car court. Birthday-party packages occupy young revelers with fun-stuffed amenities such as an inflatable moonwalk bounce house and a private party room.
Black Creek Golf Club features 18 holes of lush landscape in addition to fetching facilities such as a practice green, a driving range, and a full-service clubhouse. Before confronting the par-72 course, launch two bags of range balls (a $10 value) into the well-maintained yonder of the club’s 2-acre driving range, complete with multiple tees and greens for chipping, putting, and dressing in vinaigrette.