A slim parcel of grass, only wide enough to walk across, is the only thing preventing Creekside Golf and Country Club’s signature 18th hole from being considered a true island. The par 5 hole’s isolated bentgrass green presents a spectacular finish for golfers after they conquer the Richard Mandell-designed course, which challenges players with eight fairways split by a stream and myriad design obstacles. As difficult as the final hole is, it still doesn’t rank as the course’s hardest—that honor that belongs to the 14th hole, a lengthy monolith whose green is guarded by a lake, three bunkers, two trees, and Hades's erratic caddy, Cerberus.
Before traversing the undulating fairways, golfers can warm up at the club’s driving range and putting green. They can also fuel up at the bar and grill or drop into the pro shop to replace any balls with defunct water wings. Whether digging up divots at the range or on the course, all players must leave their denim at home and wear collared shirts, making sure to conceal the screws that attach their heads to their bodies.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Length of 6,700 yards
Course rating of 71.5
Slope rating of 134
Four tee options
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It's not often that you find yourself falling headfirst toward the earth, wind whipping by, before you pull a cord on your chute and float gently to the ground. This thrill-seeking experience is available to first-time and returning divers seven days a week at the recently completely remodeled Skydive Spaceland, which sends people plummeting out of planes on a regular basis. Tandem dives pair newbies with experienced instructors, and skydiving lessons teach students how to take the plunge on their own, with students able to get their basic skydiving licenses in a week or less. After their first landing, patrons can commemorate their jump with a special logbook, proving they've conquered their fear of heights and cotton that could shrink in the dryer. And visitors wishing to continue their adventure after the jump is over can take advantage of campsites located in the area.
At Skydive Georgia, first-time jumpers can skydive tandem-style, strapped to a certified instructor. After mastering the tandem jump, adventurers can enroll in a Level 1 AFF course to prepare for a solo dive, or complete the 7 Level AFF course, requiring them to open their own parachute and land with radio assistance. Available only after several hours of training, these flights earn divers AFF licensing, which allows them to skydive anywhere in the world.
Family and friends can watch their loved ones master the skies from a spacious viewing deck instead of having to find a sturdy enough cloud to climb upon. Divers can also watch themselves afterward via the center’s professionally-made flight DVDs, complete with video footage and photos.
Martial arts at Dallas' Pil Sung DO Martial Arts is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Learn how to relax your mind and incorporate sharp and precise movements in this MMA class.
When you try cross fit, you'll become stronger and leaner than you ever imagined.
Couple your hard work and a personal trainer, you'll see the results you want in no time.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Lace up those rental shoes and get ready for a game (or two) of bowling at Dallas' Paulding Bowling Center.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This alley also has a fabulous restaurant.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this alley — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
The parking lot near Paulding Bowling Center will have you in and out in a jiffy.
If you're looking for a way to switch up your tired routine, Dallas' Arkenstone Paint Ball is the place for you.
Arkenstone Paint Ball is just the place to go for some serious sporting fun, so get your friends together for a friendly game of paintball.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So why wait? Stop in at Arkenstone Paint Ball today.