Though lush fairways and gently undulating greens have replaced the acres of cornfields at Country Oaks Golf Club, quaint reminders of the course’s bucolic past are everywhere. A tall white silo stands sentry at the first tee box, greeting golfers as they head out for their round. A white picket fence proves a common sight as it cordons off the 140-acre plot from the surrounding farmland and prevents trespassing by ghostly baseball players.
First tee shots on the 514-yard, par 5 opening hole will need to clear a small pond—an early introduction to the water scattered throughout the rest of the course. In fact, 4 out of the first 5 tee shots will need to clear water, and 11 feature water prominently at some point. On the watery, 300-yard 18th hole, the long shadow of the old silo welcomes golfers back in as they sink their final putts and head into the Dairy Barn, now home to the course pro shop.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,958 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73 from the back tees * Course slope of 129 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * Scorecard
Deep in the verdant expanse of the Lark Valley, the forest’s leaves rustle as a blurry figure glides by. The creature flying across the forest canopy isn’t a bird or acrobatic sport’s mascot returning to its natural habitat. It’s a person strapped into 1 of 10 ziplines at Lark Ranch, which extend more than 1 mile through the surrounding area. Guests slip into safety harnesses and helmets before clipping in the suspended steel cables and soaring high above the valley’s varied topography of lakes, forests, and fields of blossoming holiday sweaters. Elsewhere, lush crops sprout around festive pumpkin patches, encouraging visitors to become one with harvest-time happiness.
At Silver Spur Splat Paintball, players can face off on open terrain or dart from tree to tree on the forest field. Other teams, meanwhile, wage friendly battle on a speedball field, where inflatables shelter combatants from incoming paintballs and airdropped insults. Referees stand by to monitor the action, inspect equipment, and ensure fair play. Aside from facilitating these games—which can also include Airsoft matches—Silver Spur Splat Paintball's staff mans a pro shop, where they sell gear such as custom paintball markers.
An 8,000 square-foot skating rink, a full arcade, multiple bounce houses, and a brand-new laser tag arena--CJ's Xtreme Adventures boasts an entertainment venue for just about every member of the family. The owners invite kids and parents to come indulge in playtime amid their range of family-friendly activities. They host showdowns in the black light-lit laser tag arena, hand out prizes to arcade champions, and rent out both roller skates and blades to folks looking to take a spin around the rink. A full range of concessions including snacks and drinks fuels all of the fun.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: $13.00 unlimited laser-tag
Pro Tip: One stop trip to having a great time.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes