Activities in Zachary

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rentals at Fennwood Hills Country Club (Up to 55% Off)

Fennwood Hills Country Club

Zachary

$100 $45

Tight, tree-lined fairways, treacherous bunkers, and five ponds that come into play make up the bulk of difficulty on the nine-hole course

The Fresh Beat Band at Baton Rouge River Center Theater on Saturday, November 22, at 5 p.m. (Up to 18% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Baton Rouge River Center Theater

$54.60 $44.50

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Colorful quartet of Nick Jr. stars sings and dances with preschooler- and parent-friendly hits such as "Great Day" and "Bananas"

$49 for 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Vibe ($110 Value)

Yoga Vibe

Highlands/Perkins

$110 $49

Trained instructors strengthen both mind and body as they lead students through Vinyasa flow classes

LSU Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (40% Off)

LSU Museum of Art

Downtown

$10 $6

Galleries showcase everything from Chinese jade to contemporary Louisiana artists; museum offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River

Krav Maga and Personal Training at Baton Rouge Krav Maga (Up to 88% Off). Three Options Available.

Baton Rouge Krav Maga

Baton Rouge

$45 $15

Learn the hand-to-hand combat techniques of krav maga in self-defense-focused classes; personal trainers help clients reach fitness goals

$54 for a Ballroom-Dance Package for One or Two at TC Dance Club International ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Mid City South

$360 $54

Certified teachers instruct single dancers or couples in classic dance styles, including the foxtrot, swing, latin, and country western

$60 for $134 Worth of Tennis — Louisiana Tennis Association

Louisiana Tennis Association

On Location

$134 $60

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$30 for a 30-Day Gym Membership with Three Personal Training Sessions at Koko FitClub ($186 Value)

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$186 $30

Programmed key loads automated gym's workout equipment with exercises tailored to individual goals

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Journey Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Journey Fitness

Baton Rouge

$120 $45

A dedicated instructor helps clients reach their personal fitness goals through high-intensity boot-camp classes

10 or 16 Krav Maga or Martial Arts Classes at Inspired Martial Arts (Up to 90% Off)

Inspired Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$229 $25

Students boost cardio health while strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and coordination, and learning skills for self defense

One, Three, or Five Personal Trainer Sessions — Amanda Gonzalez (Up to 73% Off)

Amanda Gonzalez

Highlands/Perkins

$120 $45

Experienced personal trainer and yoga instructor Amanda Gonzalez helps clients achieve and exceed their personal fitness goals

10 Personal-Training Sessions from Wells Fitnes Baton Rouge (70% Off)

Wells Fitness Br

Greenwell Springs/Central

$400 $120

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$198 for $360 Groupon — Empire MMA/Gracie United Port Allen

Empire Mma/gracie United Port Allen

Port Allen

$360 $198

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 83% Off). Four Options Available.

American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Shenandoah

$170 $29

Instructors draw on competitive experience to teach introductory and all-level combat sessions in body position, leverage, and submission

5 or 10 Fitness Recess Group-Training Sessions with One Personal-Training Session at Sandbox Training (72% Off)

Sandbox Training

Highlands/Perkins

$175 $49

Fitness Recess group training increases metabolisms, burns fat, and builds lean muscle; personal training allows for one-on-one attention

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$45 for Five BarreAmped Classes at Purely e barre + pilates ($92.50 Value)

Purely e barre + pilates

Baton Rouge

$92.50 $45

Boutique women's fitness studio offers daily Pilates-barre fusion classes that use isolated movements to tone lean muscle and burn calories

Two or Four Private Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lessons at SuperMusic (Up to 51% Off)

SuperMusic

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

Lessons tailored to each student’s abilities challenge participants to master their chosen instrument with passion and discipline

$89 for 30 Minutes of Ground School and a 60-Minute Flight Lesson at Baton Rouge Flight Instruction ($190 Value)

Baton Rouge Flight Instruction

Baton Rouge

$190 $89

FAA-certified instructors give fledgling pilots a taste of flying during ground school and and an hourlong flight

Five PLAYOGA Classes for Little Kids or Five Yoga Classes for Adults at Agame Yoga & Meditation (Up to 53% Off)

Agame Yoga & Meditation

Mid City South

$60 $30

Children and parents learn and laugh together during PLAYOGA; variety of adult yoga classes improve flexibility, circulation, and strength

Three or Six Introductory Aerial-Silks Classes at Yoga& (Up to 57% Off)

Yoga&

Denham Springs

$45 $22

Learn acrobatics on silk fabric hanging from the ceiling; increase flexibility and strengthen muscles

Guided Tour for Two or Four at Nottoway Plantation & Resort (Up to 51% Off)

Nottoway Plantation & Resort

White Castle

$40 $20

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Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through painstakingly restored 64-room antebellum plantation with rich history

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit APAR (65% Off)

Crossfit Apar

Gonzales

$225 $79

Four sessions of technique training redeemed on a Saturday or Sunday, plus four weeks of group training

Ticket or VIP Package to the Victory Cup at New Orleans Polo Club on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 38% Off)

Victory Cup 2014

3

$82.99 $55

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Annual polo match kicks off November with a full day of fashion, drinks, and horseback competition, plus other events such as a car show

One-Hour Tour for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for 15 at Kliebert’s Turtle and Alligator Farm (Up to 51% Off)

Kliebert's Turtle and Alligator Farm

Hammond

$24 $12

One-hour tours or two-hour parties at a turtle and alligator farm where visitors hold exotic animals, observe feedings, and snap pictures

Three Games of Laser Tag and Soda for Two or Four at Safari Quest Family Fun Center (Up to 55% Off)

Safari Quest Family Fun Center

Hammond

$39 $19

Soft drinks fuel excursions to 3,000-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena with nine styles of game play

Swamp Boat Tour for One, Two, Four, or Six from Cajun Pride Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Cajun Pride Tours

5

$24 $9.50

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As their boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of smiling gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

One or Three Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International (Up to 69% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International

Lafayette

$60 $19

Cardio-kickboxing classes distill the techniques of martial arts into a fun, energetic workout designed to burn calories

All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental at Paintball International (Up to 85% Off)

Paintball International

Levena Paintball

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Sugar-Cane Plantation Tour for Two or Four at St. Joseph Plantation (Up to 33% Off)

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $20

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Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

Tae Kwon Do for One Month or Three Months with Uniform at Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo (Up to 74% Off)

Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo

Mandeville

$149 $39

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

One Month of Weekly Baseball Lessons for One or Two at Guerilla Baseball (Up to 59% Off)

Guerilla Baseball

Mandeville

$165 $69

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

Martial Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two Kids at Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 84% Off)

Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu

Covington

$273 $58

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

$49 for $140 Worth of Dance Lessons — SHALL WE DANCE STUDIOS

Shall We Dance Studios

4

$140 $49

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Pub Cuisine at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe

Saint John

$20 $11

Venue with live acts offers food such as pork sliders, wings, smoked sausage sandwiches with caramelized onions, and mushroom swiss burgers

Kayak Rental for Two or Four From Bayou Adventure (Up to 51% Off)

Bayou Adventure

Lacombe

$70 $35

Adventurers traverse the bayou's majestic waters in kayaks

One Month of Group Ex Fitness Classes or a Punch Card for 10 Classes at Pilates Bodies (Up to 63% Off)

Pilates Bodies

Saint John

$80 $30

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

Eight Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Mandeville Karate Training Center (55% Off)

Mandeville Karate Training Center

Mandeville

$238 $107

8-week beginners' package with a uniform; instructors work with new students to learn self-defense, focus, fitness, confidence, and more

10 or 15 Cardio Self-Defense Classes at Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy (Up to 67% Off)

Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy

4

$100 $39

Black belt instructors guide exercisers through vigorous self-defense classes designed to build cardiovascular endurance

$52 for $129 Worth of Martial Arts — Northshore Karate Studios

Northshore Karate Studio

Covington

$129 $52

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp (Up to 52% Off)

Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp

West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

20 Martial Arts Classes at Mike Bonstaff's Academy of Tae Kwon Do (48% Off)

Mike Bonstaff's Academy Of Tae Kwon Do

Destrehan

$200 $104

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by Grandmaster Mike Bonstaff; includes official student uniform

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF All Star Lanes

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

10 or 20 Kickboxing and Boxing Classes at Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center (Up to 81% Off)

Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center

Esplanade Mall

$100 $25

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

One-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Two, Four, or Six from Wolfshohl Horse Training (Up to 62% Off)

Wolfshohl Horse Training

6

$90 $39

Equestrian guides lead groups of 14 or fewer patrons on relaxing ride past gardens and along wood-lined trail

45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

Zephyr's Baseball Stadium

$199 $79

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

New Orleans Zephyrs

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Five Yoga Classes at Full Bore Yoga (64% Off)

Full Bore Yoga

Metairie

$50 $18

Instructors teach classes such as beginning, mommy-and-me, and rock out yoga, as well as morning meditation.

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Pilates with Beth (Up to 57% Off)

Pilates with Beth

Metairie

$115 $55

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

Five or Ten 60-Minute Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at The Lakeside Ballroom (Up to 73% Off)

The Lakeside Ballroom

Metairie

$440 $119

A certified instructor teaches couples or solo students the steps to dances such as the walz, swing, salsa, and tango

8 or 16 Krav Maga or Martial Arts Classes at Martial Arts Studio (Up to 85% Off)

Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes at Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

Four or Six Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma (Up to 83% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

Two Hours or a Full Day of Gaming at uGAM3 (50% Off). Four Options Available.

uGAM3

Houma

$12 $6

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

10- or 20-Class Pass with 1 or 2 Private Lessons and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Houma

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Chris Mitchell Live from New Orleans at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 75% Off)

Chris Mitchell Live from New Orleans

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

$60 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy member, spreads smooth tunes

Yeah You Rite! Live Show with Dinner at Club Bamboula's on November 6–December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Yeah You Rite!

Club Bamboula's

$75 $39

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Local TV show Yeah You Rite! becomes a vaudevillian dinner-theater experience packed with music, dancing, and New Orleans legends

Phillip Phillips at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts on September 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Phillip Phillips

Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts

$62 $35

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The 11th-season winner of American Idol brings his raspy voice to rock-country hits such as "Home"

Sesame Street Live "Make A New Friend" at UNO Lakefront Arena on November 7–9 (Up to 47% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend"

UNO Lakefront Arena

$26.35 $14

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

1964: The Tribute at Saenger Theatre New Orleans on Saturday, September 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

1964: The Tribute

Saenger Theatre New Orleans

$56.35 $36

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Beatles tribute act lauded by Rolling Stone adopts the Fab Four's swagger when playing early hits such as "She Loves You"

Two Months of Gymnastics Classes for One or Two Students at Empire Gymnastics Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

$245 $99

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

Historical or Haunted New Orleans Walking Tours for Two or Six from Dark Crescent Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Dark Crescent Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

Supernatural tours present the history of New Orleans through a macabre lens; history tour ambles through French Quarter and Algiers Point

Historical Walking Tour of New Orleans for Two, Four, or Six from G L-f de Villiers (Up to 58% Off)

G L-f de Villiers

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Tour-goers learn interesting tidbits about the city during guided tours with themes such as "Cemeteries and Voodoo" and "Literary History"

Five or Seven Personal Training Sessions at Kelly Personal Training (Up to 56% Off)

Kelly Personal Training

Uptown

$135 $65

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

Boat or Bike Rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals (50% Off)

Wheel Fun Rentals

City Park

$32 $16

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from French Quarter Phantoms (Up to 63% Off)

French Quarter Phantoms

PJs Coffee House

$40 $16

Visitors encounter more than 700 tombs and the grave of Marie Laveau while tip-toeing through a cemetery built in 1789

Kickboxing, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu Classes at Shaolin Institute (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Shaolin Institute

New Orleans

$129 $50

Skilled instructors guide students of all skill levels through tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing classes to improve strength and confidence

5 or 10 45-Minute TRX Classes at 504 FIT (Up to 73% Off)

504 FIT

West Riverside

$165 $50

Students increase their strength and stamina in TRX classes, using suspension straps to perform body-weight exercises

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Bamboula's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$22 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans ($60 Value)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans

West Riverside

$60 $22

Martial-arts programs for adult and children include tae kwon do, cardio kickboxing, and grappling

One or Two One-Hour Kids' Basketball Training Sessions at Elevate NEXT (Up to 53% Off)

Elevate NEXT

New Orleans

$18 $9

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

Guided Walking Tour of Beauregard-Keyes House for Two or Four (Up to Half Off)

Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

$20 $10

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Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

Three-Hour City Bus Tour for One, Two, or Four from Southern Style Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Southern Style Tours

Central Business District

$45 $22

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Bus tours explore the birthplace of jazz while rolling past elaborate crypts, history-filled mansions, and celebrity homes

Four or Six Weeks of Karate Membership with Uniform at Church's Karate Academy (Up to 70% Off)

Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

$174 $53

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

Five or Ten Yoga Classes at Shanti Yoga Shala (Up to 67% Off)

Shanti Yoga Shala

East Riverside

$75 $25

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Certified teachers lead classes through a cycle of yoga movements and postures to promote strength, flexibility, and well-being

$20 for $40 Groupon Toward Personal Training Service — SL Health & Fitness

SL Health And Fitness

On Location

$40 $20

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VIP Bourbon Street Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl New Orleans (Up to 51% Off)

Pub Crawl New Orleans

New Orleans

$20 $11

Knowledgeable guides lead guests to five hot spots to enjoy VIP admission, party favors, and drink specials

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At Fennwood Hills Country Club, the transformative fairways of a nine-hole course invite golfers to play 18 holes, presenting different tee boxes during the second act for a distinct back nine. As clubbers loop the course, which was frequented by former sweater-vest model John Daly, they are faced with difficult drives into narrow, tree-lined fairways and approach shots over treacherous bunkers. The course’s innovative front-to-back layout asks players to approach three holes from entirely new angles on the back nine, which declaws the par 5—rendering it a par 3—and forces golfers to look at the course’s five perilous ponds from a new perspective, especially on the 16th hole, where rippling water pressures players to lay-up or risk sending golf balls into an eternal search for underwater Atlantis.

After a long day of putting and strutting in the sun, the club invites players to cool off with a beverage while watching sports in the clubhouse, test their forehand at one of four tennis courts, or practice splash-free cannonballs at the swimming pool.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole par-36 course
  • Length of 3,194 yards from the farthest set of tees
  • Course rating of 34.5
  • Slope rating of 112
6003 Fennwood Dr
Zachary,
LA
US

More akin to a small, self-contained town than a fitness center, each of Spectrum Fitness?s seven locations kowtows to packed schedules and multitasking parents. A slew of classes arranges social body blasting?customers can tone their torsos with squats, presses, and curls in a BodyPump barbell class or sweat in spinning classes atop a stationary bike equipped with pursuit-style handlebars, adjustable resistance, and a front-mounted E.T. Members of Spectrum Fitness can swing by its Central location and trot on the treadmill until dawn. They can drop off their tykes at the childcare center and take a yoga or kickboxing class. And they can follow a swim by basking in the bronzing light of the tanning bed before sauntering up to the Pro Shop for smoothies.

The staff takes great pains to accommodate newcomers of all ages, levels, and car-stacking abilities. Personal trainers concoct customized fitness regimens during solo and group training sessions, and Silver Sneakers and water aerobics classes bring seniors into the fitness fold.

1326 Church St.
Zachary,
LA
US

Wedgewood Golfers’ Club and North Creek Golf Course serve as memorable landscapes for Southern swingers looking for a challenge in a professional, etiquette-enforced environment. Each of the 18-hole, par 72 championship courses boasts more than 6,000 yards of creatively laid out play space from the back tees. Like the last four measures of “Oh! Susanna,” golf was meant to be played at the appropriate pace. Wedgewood Golfers' Club is the home of the four-hour round, in which golfers are required to finish 18 holes in less than four hours, 10 minutes, perfect for golf carts with a schedule to keep. Wedgewood's sister course, North Creek Golf Course, strives to create an accessible round of play that can still challenge the putt reflex of experienced golfers. The champion bermuda-grass greens and Mississippi Choice bermuda fairways make North Creek easy on the eyes and soles alike.

2100 Coppermill Blvd.
Zachary,
LA
US

The topography at Beaver Creek Golf Course doesn't shape the course as much as it divides the layout into two distinct nine-hole designs. The front nine stretches across plains with open expanses and very few trees, relying on shifting winds to challenge golfers as they loft approach shots into the stratosphere or attempt to steer their cart by sail. While the winds may be perplexing, golfers shouldn't be caught off guard by the front nine's other unique characteristic: a double green. Holes five and seven share the same putting surface, which hosts a separate, well-marked flagstick and cup for each respective hole. Bounded by dense woods, Beaver Creek's second nine presents a completely different design, where golf balls are sheltered from the winds but imperiled by protected wetlands throughout and a large lake that comes into play on holes 11 and 12. After rounds, golfers can unwind at the Creekside Grill or make underperforming putters run sprints across the practice green.

Dumas Memorial Golf Course

Measuring 6,403 yards from the farthest tees, Dumas Memorial Golf Course's par 71 layout provides plenty of opportunities for golfers to post low scores—at least once they make it past the first hole. The par-five first presents an intimidating start: at 548 yards, it's the longest hole on the course and the number-one handicap hole, so golfers might want to spend some extra time at the on-site driving range to avoid a slow start. Any early-round transgressions can be redeemed on the finishing holes: the two shortest par-threes on the course, holes 16 and 18 will reward solid tee shots with birdie opportunities and a congratulatory handshake from the final flagstick.

Howell Park Golf Course

Creeks are typically benign features, so it tends to raise some eyebrows when one is named after a natural disaster. At Howell Park Golf Course, Hurricane Creek earned its fearsome moniker for the mayhem it can cause on the course: the creek intersects ten different holes, making it imperative that players select the proper club when attempting to clear the water or laying up to the front of its bank so that their golf cart can drink when thirsty. A parkland-style, 5,700-yard, par 70 layout, Howell Park's player-friendly fairways give golfers a chance to shoot a solid round, as long as they can keep their ball dry.

1100 E Plains Prt
Zachary,
LA
US

At the Zachary Gleaux Run, runners, joggers, strollers, and bikers gather for an evening 3.1 mile neon-colored glow sticks and black lights. After the invigorating glow-lit run, friends and neighbors gather for a party with drinks, a DJ, and prize giveaways, with proceeds benefiting the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and building new walking and biking trails in the Zachary area.

4633 Main St
Zachary,
LA
US

At Baker Range, Inc. cups of freshly brewed coffee accompany rented firearms and shooting lessons. Former Airborne Infantry Lieutenant of the 82nd Airborne Division and longtime lawman Gordon Hutchinson leads private lessons, where he dispenses tips on technique and safety. Instructor Shael Stringer heads up the range's security-training department. Required by the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, his training classes have steadied the hands or prehensile feet of thousands of security guards.

3220 Jefferson St
Baker,
LA
US