Stop N Sock's owners have transformed their corner of New Brighton into a family-friendly labyrinth of golf-inspired games. Their expansive outdoor facility—with 43 acres of rolling greens—allows adults and kids to putt and ricochet balls around the 18-hole golf course lined with trees, shrubs, and spouting fountains, or toss tiny saucers into metal baskets at disc golf. With short links and wide fairways, their pitch-and-putt course lets kids develop interest in golf, and challenges experienced club swingers to hone their short game. Stop N Sock's driving range, however, gives everyone the opportunity to work on their long game, with 27 stations equipped with grass practice areas and automatic ball dispensers. To mix it up, the golf-centric center's batting cages lets individuals solidify their stance, perfect their focus, and keep the rust and barnacles off their swing.
The 18 holes at Tanglewood Golf Course careen through a natural terrain characterized by rolling hills and densely wooded acreage. Before a single fairway was mown, a single hole was cut, or a single gopher was moved in from the local zoo, the course was the vision of the Clingan family, who saw the land's potential in 1963. Today, more than half a century later, players continue to challenge themselves on the 6,070-yard layout. Course highlights include a birdie-prone par 5 ninth hole, just 425 yards, and a 330-yard par 4 13th hole, which might be reachable in one shot for long hitters and golfers who play uplifting music for their golf balls when they're not playing.
The City of Massillon Parks & Recreation Department takes great pride in ensuring that the Western Stark County community has safe and enjoyable leisure spaces and programs that improve the lives of all their residents. Their programs range from preschool age to seniors, and include indoor recreation spaces such as a 69,000-square-foot rec center, fitness area, and aquatics center. Outdoors, the department maintains 30 parks and open spaces, highlighted by the award-winning, 27-hole golf course, The Legends of Massillon.