Opened in 1960, Union Hills Golf Course's 18-hole layout presents a tale of two nines. On the front nine, golfers can swing freely—and find their rhythm—on a mostly open layout, easing their way into the round. The tone shifts on the back nine, where fairways tunnel through dense groves of trees that have grown tall in their half-century of maturation. Adding to the difficulty, water hazards come into play on four holes throughout the round.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Length of 6,560 yards from the tips
Course rating of 72.1 from the tips
Slope rating of 134 from the tips
Three tee options
Team Central Gymnastic Academy invites students of all ages and skill levels to enroll in their classes, which include trampoline, tumbling, and progressive gymnastics. As they lead kids in improving their fundamentals, they also impart life skills such as leadership tactics, confidence, and the ability to thrive within a team.
A National Team Training Center and member of USA Gymnastics, the 22,000-square-foot facility routinely sends its competitive gymnasts to state, regional, and Junior Olympic National championships, and every year many of its alumnae go on to compete at the D-1 collegiate level. In 2014, the academy was named Top Junior Olympic Program for the State of Missouri.
It’s hard to be everything to everyone, but Bentley SportsPlex gets close: it’s at once a facility for fine arts, tutoring, and an arcade. The family-fun center has bounce houses, a gym, batting cages, and a gymnasium for basketball and dodgeball. Just recently added: a 1200-square foot laser tag arena.
In addition to its family-fun facilities, Bentley SportsPlex aims to be a haven for kids to express themselves. There’s a staff of talented professionals on hand that can provide guitar and bass guitar lessons, painting and craft classes, and tutoring services. There's even a theater branch so youngsters can learn how to accurately convey the pathos of what it’s like to be grounded.
Crystal City Underground isn't your ordinary cave. Not unless your cave has disc golf, live music, and laser tag. Carved out of a former sand mine located at the intersection of Plattin Creek and the Mississippi River, Crystal City is a
six million square-foot, climate-controlled, subterranean space that plays host to a wide range of underground activities. That includes walking tours, treasure hunts, and sand volleyball games. In addition to hosting weekend music and laser tag, the cave also boasts screens for watching live sporting events, as well as a 150-acre lake that visitors can explore on a kayak, canoe, barge,
pontoon, or friendly hippopotamus.
Patrons may have to look extra carefully to find Fallout Frenzy Laser Tag. That's because the laser-tag arena dispatches sharpshooters in an underground battlefield, home to a former sand mine and complete with strange cave structures and ceilings that reach heights of up to 40 feet. Additionally, because games unfurl underground in a climate-controlled environment, players never have to deal with rain, snow, or clouds shaped like ex–best friends.
Sports fans know to plan their weekend around Absolute Martial Arts II in Crystal City.
Say goodbye to the old you when you enroll in one of their body-toning MMA classes.
These kickboxing classes will teach you how to properly use your upper and lower body during self-defense.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.