The freedom to explore the aquatic world. That’s what Green Bay Scuba LLC’s team of divers and instructors gives to their students. They instill would-be divers with the skills to plunge the depths through beginner’s basic courses and teach those already experienced how to make a career out of the sport. Besides instruction, they also repair and sell all diving equipment and lead dive trips to locales the likes of Cozumel, Mexico.
Fairways stitched by mature trees connect across 6,802 yards of rolling greenery to form Royal Scot Golf Club’s 18-hole, par-72 course. Water hazards come into play on 10 holes, including the par-4 fifth, where a bashful green flanked by bunkers on both sides conceals its ballmarks by hiding behind a front water hazard. Replete with eight yardage signs that extend 250 yards into the distance and a large grass hitting area, the club’s 30-stall driving range gives guests the upper hand by straightening out swings before upcoming rounds.
After hacking their way from green to green, hungry golfers can replenish at the club’s two full dining rooms—both with full-service bars—or place an order from their perch on the expansive outdoor deck. Wireless Internet keeps devices abreast of the latest news, personal emails, or domestic-cat sightings, and golf supplies and veteran instructors wait to enhance games at the pro shop.
Course at a Glance:
Built 40 years ago on the Clifford Fennedael farm, NorthBrook Country Club’s 18 bucolic holes burst with verdant foliage and the babbling of a small brook. A bar and grill on the first floor of the clubhouse answers postgame appetites with soups, sandwiches, and casual fare, and in the second-story restaurant, hearty steak, shrimp, and chicken entrees adorn tables. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of course play and indiscreet golf carts morphing into Optimus Prime.
The extensive facilities at Bisbee Golf Center, which include a driving range with 40 grass tees and a 5,000-square-foot putting green, set the stage for practice and improvement under the expert eyes of professional teachers. Since opening the center in 1988, owner Jeff Bisbee, a Class A PGA professional, and his father, Doug, a PGA Class A member since 1962, have helped students lower scores and increase their enjoyment of the game through private and group lessons. Their instruction involves thorough analysis of the swing to identify areas for improvement, calling upon computer-aided techniques to break down the swing into its most basic components of backswing, downswing, and bowing to vanquished opponents.
Wolf River Adventures, a partner of Rustic Wolf Inn, launches kayaks and canoes into Wisconsin's tranquil waters. Their shuttles ferry customers, chosen watercrafts, and rubber ducky stowaways to various launch points along the Wolf River and Embarrass River. Once there, vessels can float through 80 miles of undeveloped flat waters. Trees shade paddlers as they peak into the private lives of local wildlife or pause to cast fishing lines out into the river.
Founded by PGA Master Professional Bob Burns in 1975, the indoor-outdoor golf practice facility fosters score-shaving skills for golfletes of all abilities. In each 45-minute lesson, pupils cure chronic slices or snap-hooks at the organically-spiked feet of Bob’s son Chris Burns. Computer swing analysis amplifies Chris’s preternatural shot-assessing abilities, granting players invaluable, raw data about their swing and how to shore up deficient techniques. The instructor tailors lessons to each student’s objectives, whether it’s to perfect a solid stance and good grip or to stop burying expensive clubs and then forgetting their location. With today’s first option, club-toting clientele also receive a large bucket of driving range balls, which affords them a wellspring of 115 spheroids that willfully subject themselves to swing experimentations and remain quiet during motivational speeches delivered to your nine-iron. Lessons and practice sessions can be conducted in one of three indoor hitting bays in the event of inclement weather. Call 24 hours in advance to schedule your lessons, which are available seven days a week.