Nine holes fill the par 35 course at Peachtree Hills Country Club, their undulating fairways and bunkers surrounded by natural pine. From the back tees, the holes total 2,718 yards in length, challenging golfers to master the timeless art of racing a cart to the end in under two minutes.
Jack honorably served in the United States military for 20 years. Now an NRA certified instructor, he draws upon that fundamental experience to educate people in the responsibilities of possessing and using firearms. Along with Michael, a veteran sheriff's deputy from Colorado, Jack balances classroom sessions and range time to teach students rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, and pistol cleaning techniques that don?t involve dishwashers. The duo also teaches instructor courses to train the next generation of certified teachers. In addition, Jack also employs Aaron, a certified and experienced gunsmith, who, in addition to acting as an NRA-certified range safety officer (RSO) and instructor in several shooting sports disciplines, is well-versed in the cleaning, repair, and alignment of firearms including long rifles, shotguns, and handguns.
The crack of bats and the cheers of putt-putters making hole-in-ones are mainstays in All Stars Family Fun Center's soundscape. Outside, guests navigate the miniature golf course or swat at curveballs in the batting cages. Inside, a plastic-formed pyramid leads kids to the Fun Factory, where they can leap into the air and traverse inflatable obstacles. The arcade, meanwhile, awards prizes to kids who win enough tickets or are particularly adept at blackmailing counter attendants, while the snack bar refuels players with pizza and hot dogs. The fun center can also host memorable birthday parties, replete with cake and a t-shirt for the celebrant.
Spring Bank Equestrian Center is an equine playland equipped with pristine facilities including a 17-stall barn, a jumping ring, and a lighted, covered arena. Throughout the year, head trainer Cynthia Cooke uses her well-appointed stomping grounds for instructing students on proper riding technique, a life calling that won her the East Coast Trainer of the Year award in 2010.
Head Golf Professional Chris Jensen helps golfers up their game at Jensen Golf Academy, which is based at The Links at Cotton Valley. The course's 18-hole championship layout measures 6,700 yards and includes five par-fives and five par-threes, all on which Jensen gives golfers tips to make touchdowns. He helps students focus on improving fundamental ball-striking skills and emphasizes scoring during short-game lessons, while using complete equipment analysis and state-of-the-art technology to help find the clubs most suited to your swing.
Cleaved into the rolling bluffs of the Carolina countryside, The Country Club of Johnston County's 18-hole, Ellis Maples–designed course encompasses 6,573 yards of well-groomed fairways and greens. Dense tree lines guide clubbers across the picturesque par 72, obstructing shots as players attempt to keep orbs on fairways that dog-leg and kitty-purr their way toward distant greens. Ponds dot the emerald landscape on four different holes, threatening ill-struck orbs and foreshadowing eventual retreats to the Club's outdoor pool. The stately complex keeps guests energized with a menu of savory grill fare, while outdoor tennis courts sate appetites for loose yellow fuzz. A dazzling banquet hall stands at the Club's epicenter, where reunited friends and wedding parties can enjoy a warmly lit ballroom, dance floor, and bar.
Course at a Glance: * Designed by Ellis Maples * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,573 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.9 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 132 from the farthest tees * Four tee options