Every club in a golfer’s bag makes an appearance at the Fox Hills Resort Golf Course, whose 45 fairways sprawl over 500 acres. The resort boasts an 18-hole Scottish-links-style course—The National—where touring professionals including Bob Hope have navigated through sculpted mounds and double greens designed by Ed Locke. The course’s 16 acres of water hazards force players to aim with precision to avoid sailing their golf carts after sunken balls.
Encircling the resort lodges nearby, the three 9-hole Fox Creek courses unfurl parkland-style fairways lined by villas and quietly weeping willows. A sprinkling of aquatic hazards keeps novices on their toes, but players can gear up for these challenges with lessons from experts such as the club’s head golf pro Josh Redo. Before tackling any of the resort’s courses, clubbers can warm up at a driving range with 70 hitting stations.
Golfers enjoy a bevy of dining options before or after rounds, including The 19th Hole Bar & Grill, where they can grab a quick brat or white-cheddar-cheese curds. The Willowview Restaurant invites diners to make reservations before tucking into steak or prime rib, and the Benchwarmers Sports Bar welcomes guests to sip a foamy brew while watching the game, lounging on an outdoor deck, or knitting a new head cover for their favorite sand wedge.
The National Course at a Glance:
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Baehmann's Golf Center welcomes golfers of all ages and skill levels to fun family outings of golf, miniature golf, and driving practice at all times of the year. PGA professional instructor Dan Gogin helps players perfect their swing, while foot-golf courses combine the skills of soccer and golf for fun days out at the course.
Attitude Sports specializes in gear and equipment maintenance for sports, including cycling, skateboarding, skiing, and snowboarding. Keep crowns toasty when out on the slopes with beanies ($19.99) by brands such as Burton and Volcom or outfit biwheeled companions with a slew of bike accessories. Patrons can equip themselves or mannequin companions in apparel and equipment from North Face, LiB Tech, Never Summer, K2, Salomon, and Volkl. Otherwise, opt to have Attitude's adroit adrenaline-vessel wizards polish skis or snowboards to perfection with a tune-up. After assessing damage caused by extensive wear or ski sessions down Mount Rushmore, experts clean up rough edges and wax the base, allowing for smoother and safer rides.
Staffed by experienced coaches and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display to get results. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s experienced personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
At Underwater Connection, southeast Wisconsin’s only PADI five-star instructor-training center, an award-winning course director and a team of skilled instructors educate both undersea novices and emergency-service professionals in the art of scuba diving. Following safe, low-stress basic diving courses in a pool, teachers and students move to the open water to cover techniques that include rebreathing, underwater videography, and recovering toy-boat wrecks from flooded bathtubs. Underwater Connection provides all equipment for classes, relying on its factory-trained equipment mechanics and Aqualung Master Technician, who refill tanks and do in-house repairs on gear from brands such as Dive Rite, Poseidon, Oceanic, Aqua Lung, and Scubapro.