Rye grass fairways give way to slick, bent-grass greens to form the par-71 layout at National Road Golf Course, which has been challenging the birdie-hunting meddle of golfers since 1995. Designed by Ed Tonti, the course plays to 5,312 yards from the tips, ample distance to have golfers reaching for their driver or strapping a golf ball to a missile on certain holes. Before rounds, players can warm up their swings at the on-site driving range and a putting green, which both bustle adjacent to a snack bar with food and refreshments to fuel a low round.
The diverse and multitalented staff of tennis professionals at KTC Quail Tennis Club helps players hone their swings and serves. Players lob shots on eight indoor, air-conditioned courts before retiring to the saunas to decompress. The club's other onsite amenities include tennis-specific fitness training and racquet stringing and sales.
Self-designated drivers head to Rollandia Golf Center to zigzag across more than 2800 yards of fairway or to bash balls in the heated and covered driving-range stalls. Players can rent pull or riding carts ($3–$8.50) to haul dizzy clubs to both men's and women's tee boxes. Open year round, the driving range shelters iron mavens while they send dimpled orbs into orbit. With more than 300 yards of green real estate before them, golfers try to put more distance between themselves and their affiliated small white spheres than the earth after yet another drunken lunar outburst.
Biking is only a healthy alternative to driving a car if your pedal machine is prepared to receive the road. To avoid a discordant collision course, bicycles need a proper tuning that wipes the sleep crust from their eyes. B1 Bicycles' overhaul begins with a thorough frame inspection and cleaning to ensure a structurally sound and shiny ride for the season. Next, the skilled bicycle caretakers at B1 will clean and lubricate the cable and drive-chain to detoxify your bike's insides while wobbly wheels undergo a truing process to increase pedal-pumping efficiency and ease momentum retention. Finally, surgical adjustments are made to the tension of the brakes, ensuring riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting.
At Handy Bikes, sunlight pours through floor-to-ceiling windows, ricocheting between the glistening spokes, frames, and handlebars that hang suspended in neatly aligned rows. For the past 30 years, the privately owned bicycle shop has helped bikers keep on bikin’, filling its racks and display cases with everything from new parts to hard-to-find accessories. Brands such as Raleigh, Haro, and Torker stand out from the store's extensive inventory, which cycles through a variety of interests with kids' bikes, tandems, unicycles, and more. While riders graze the healthy harvest of wheeled products, Handy Bikes' friendly, knowledge-packed staff chomps at the bit to answer questions and demonstrate the proper technique for feeding oats to baby mountain bikes.
At Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness, a facility staffed by decorated martial artists and coaches, experienced instructors guide students through self-defense classes. Those that lead the studio’s namesake Krav Maga courses show students how to work with their body’s natural instincts to take down a predator or quell the body’s urge to start the wave with every conversational mention of sports.
Further self-defense skills emerge during muay thai combat and weapons disarming seminars. In the gym’s fitness corner, cardio kickboxing slings five rounds of fast-paced punches and kicks, while yoga helps fighters wind down and leaves them more relaxed than a sloth traveling through taffy. The facility also offers CrossFit classes, where students perform a variety of functional movements in short bursts of maximum intensity to burn fat and rapidly build muscle.