Named one of the best courses in North Carolina by golflink.com, Cleghorn Plantation complements the natural beauty of the rolling Carolinian hills with its challenging course and exquisite landscaping. Two golfers explore 6,819 yards of picturesque brooks and sand traps artfully set by course designer George Cobb, who also left his signature golfer snares and sticky cart paper at tasteful points. Elevated tee boxes and unique features, such as the creek through hole 16, the island on hole 18, and the creeping sandman who unties golfers' shoelaces, enliven each round. Complimentary carts transport golfers between holes, which include four sets of tee boxes to accommodate players of all abilities. For strategizing swingers, the Cleghorn Planation bequeaths a detailed preview of each hole that allows golfers to refine techniques, carefully plan the order of clubs used, and review which of their opponents' turns would be most disrupted by the release of plaid-hating bulls.
When Lisa Muehlenbein moved from Ohio to Spartanburg in 2007, she couldn't find a suitable outlet for her yoga practice. So, as she told Belle magazine in January 2012, she decided to open her own studio. A registered yoga teacher with nearly 2,000 hours of training, Lisa oversees a squad of registered teachers leading more than 25 classes per week. In an eco-friendly studio designed with sustainably harvested hardwood flooring and mats of renewable rubber, students of all levels stretch zen-wards during classes such as YogaWall, Zen Men yoga, and Zen Kids yoga. After class, students can sustain their relaxed states with massage, acupuncture, and reiki sessions or cups of organic, fair-trade Keurig coffee and Numi tea. The Zen Garden Eco-Chic Boutique stocks a selection of brand-name clothing and accessories made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton and the hair from Tom Jones's chest.
Golfers traversing Creek Golf Club's 6,625-yard course enjoy plateaued tee boxes and fairways lined with mature trees. The 18-hole course showcases smooth, diamond Zoysia grass greens that tightly swathe the terrain's parkland-style contours like skinny jeans on the Jolly Green Giant's hips.
Golf balls fall like hail from the skies above the Club's driving range, where synthetic mats facilitate practice during inclement weather and grass tees provide a natural lie for swing rehearsals. The range serves as the classroom for lessons with PGA professional Mike Byce, who assists those looking to add distance to their drives or transition from a conventional putter to a belly putter or a sawed-off curtain rod.
After a day at the links, guests can refuel at the Club's bar and grill, which serves burgers, salads, cold-cut sandwiches, and other classic eats.
Disney's Emmy Award–winning Imagination Movers will perform their In a Big Warehouse concert in the grand interior of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of their eponymous TV series to life. The popular New Orleans–based rock band bridges all generation gaps with fun and educational songs chock-full of memorable melodies and bounding rhythms, fueling long van drives and pre-nap trips the club. With an extravagant set and ecstatic energy, the Imagination Movers give a performance that gets audiences dancing, clapping, and singing along, with guest appearances from Playhouse Disney favorites Choo Choo Soul, Nina, and Warehouse Mouse.
During your two personal training sessions, one of ZX Fitness’ experienced personal trainers will work with you to assemble exercises that help you best accomplish your fitness goals, be they tightening your core, shedding extra pounds, improving muscular strength, or picking winning bingo cards. Then you’ll be let loose to use your newfound knowledge and six-week pass during all ZX Fitness group fitness classes and in its fully-loaded facility, which has cardio decks, basketball courts, free weights, large locker rooms, circuit training equipment, juice bars, a supervised children’s area, and more. Group fitness classes, of which there are more than 20, include cycling, dance, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, and strength training. Unwind after a day of sweating and stretching by watching a sports game on one of the many HDTVs, or warm your socks while dehydrating fresh prunes in the sauna. Class schedules differ at each location.
For more than 31 years, The Scuba Shop has been equipping students with the know-how and breathing apparatuses necessary to take the deep-sea plunge. The indoor facility is one of the only five-star PADI training centers in upstate South Carolina, and allows new divers to familiarize themselves with scuba techniques in a heated indoor pool. During the one-hour Discover Scuba class, a friendly scuba instructor guides students through the process of donning scuba equipment along with proper diving techniques. Divers go on to learn serious procedures including blowing bubbles and underwater summersaults in the safety of an indoor pool, without the threat of erratic submarine drivers.