Designed by golf great Raymond Floyd, The Legacy Golf Course incorporates rolling hills, woodland terrain, and water features into a challenging 6,776-yard layout. Throughout the round, grassy mounds create awkward lies as golfers strive to keep balls away from water hazards, which come into play on most holes, and ankle-high grasses that hug the course's more remote edges. Golfers must show off their best power-draw, fade, or spitball drive to tame the course's fifth hole, which doglegs sharply to the left and has flummoxed enough players to earn the distinction of the course's most difficult hole.
Players can prepare for their round at the club's practice facilities, which include a grass-tee driving range and practice greens for chipping and putting. The Legacy Golf Course is an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary that works to preserve its ecosystem's delicate balance between flying balls and flying squirrels.
Course at a Glance:
Designed by Raymond Floyd
18-hole, par-72 course
Length of 6,776 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 73.0 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 134 from the farthest tees
Five tee options
With a design inspired by the firing-range map found in Activision's popular video game Call of Duty: Black Ops, Springfield Airsoft Field's outdoor arena challenges BB gunners with game scenarios including capture the flag, king of the hill, and free for all. Equipped with eye protection and replica firearms that launch nonmetallic pellets, combatants find cover around buildings, towers, high fences, tunnels, and 8-foot tire walls.
During high-paced skirmishes, experienced players often utilize modern military tactics and practices, such as clearing rooms to exchange wallet-size photos of their newborn puppies. Though Springfield Airsoft Field is only available for tournaments and special events on weekdays, the field is open to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays.
Though the staff at Honeysuckle Hill Farm cultivates livestock and crops of seasonal produce, its other chief resource is outdoor adventure. Through their seasonal tours, farm staffers teach adults and children about farm operations, the basics of agriculture, and which fabrics scarecrows find itchy. They also give visitors a chance to work their way through labyrinthine corn mazes. At birthday parties, younger visitors can pet the resident animals, pan for gemstones at an artificial stream, and race each other in pedal-powered carts. Away from the fields, Association for Challenge Course Technology–certified guides and their guests soar down a one-mile zipline course designed and built to ACCT standards. The guides lead tours through the course’s three elevated towers, three canopy-level bridges stretched across Battle Creek, and eight ziplines, which they maintain daily to chase away loitering vigilantes. Along the way, guides showcase their knowledge of the creek’s history while pointing out local flora and fauna.
Professionally certified by the USGA, Marvin Warren of Sure Shot Golf Lab utilizes state-of-the-art scientific monitors and graphs to fit clubs to their owners, aiming to improve each golfer's game. During a private, one-on-one session at the on-site driving range, Mr. Warren kicks off the 2.5-hour custom fitting by evaluating each client's height, wrist-to-floor distance, hand measurements, and vocal range during operatic arias of "fore." Golfers then hit balls off the lie board to determine which part of the club hits the green. After collecting this data, Warren captures spin rates, launch angle, ball speed, swing path, and club-head speed using a cutting-edge and highly sensitive launch monitor. With all of the collected data, the lab alters clubs to fit each customer's individual needs, working to improve games on the green and to increase fruit-slinging precision on the kitchen table.
True to their studio's name, the staff of Hot Yoga House strive to immerse guests in a comfortable, homey atmosphere. The instructors host classes for all experience levels that bathe bodies in 95- to 100-degree heat, and they complement the warm temperatures with compassionate teachings. Each instructor brings their own character to the sessions, which follow the Barkan method of yoga mixed with elements of Vinyasa and meditation. They blend these styles to help students cultivate strength, flexibility, and personal growth, a feat normally only accomplished by doing handstands on top of a hardcover copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Modern Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding.
Laser Adventure’s indoor laser-tag facility hosts epic 20-minute rounds of shootouts in the style of paintball but without the messy splatter or irritating welts. Participants are outfitted with realistically sized laser guns, instead of those comically oversized laser guns used in English period dramas, and blast-receptive headgear that helps avoid frustrating “I hit you, nuh uh” shooting quarrels of childhood make-believe wars. If future zero gravity excites you more than light-based weaponry, try an intense, 10-minute match of Aeroball, which combines volleyball and basketball with trampoline leaps that let you achieve Mario Brothers air times. Rock climbing is also available for those who prefer the traditional pastimes pioneered by our cave-dwelling forefathers. Since Laser Adventure offers convenient weekend hours, arriving early will ensure a full day of laser battling. The laser lair is open by reservation only Monday–Wednesday, but hours may change in the summer.