Renowned course architect Pete Dye sculpted Little Turtle Golf Club's 18-hole course from 6,622 yards of Ohio countryside, artfully incorporating the waters of Big Walnut Creek into the par 72 layout. As golfers pass through the course's tree-lined fairways, they can imagine themselves walking in the footsteps and divotsteps of 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples, who holds the Little Turtle course record along with Champions Tour player Rod Spittle, the club's director emeritus of golf. Water hazards come into play on 10 holes throughout the round, often positioned close to greens to make approach shots a daunting task. The club complements its championship course with a practice facility that boasts a full-length driving range and a green with a practice bunker and designated areas for chipping.
Little Turtle Golf Club pairs its par-hunting pursuits with a lively social regimen, which includes holiday events, gatherings for sports fans, and poker nights. The epicenter for all friendly get-togethers, the Grille Room regales guests with a limestone fireplace, a copper bar, and outdoor seating that overlooks the placid waters and amphibious caddies of Lake Turtle.
Course at a Glance:
Designed by course architect Pete Dye
18-hole, par 72 course
Length of 6,622 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 71.6 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
A professional golf instructor since 1999, Bobby Steiner augments golfers’ swings and course management skills during private and nine-hole playing lessons. At Little Turtle Golf Club, where Bobby is director of instruction, students can sign up to join a group of up to four players consisting of Mr. Steiner and two other pupils. The troop plays out a nine-hole, three-man scramble while Bobby analyzes and offers advice for each swing, helps formulate short-game strategies, and carefully avoids blocking the suns rays while players sunbath in the bunkers. Each on-course lesson takes approximately two hours to complete, and students should show up early to check in and warm up. During private lessons, players of every skill level receive stroke-shaving instruction on aspects of their full swing and short-game techniques. Though private lessons offer golfers the best opportunity for one-on-one instruction that focuses on improving their unique swing mechanics, people can combine two Groupons to take their lesson together.
After spending years penning a golf instruction column for a number of papers throughout the West and Midwest, Bobby compiled the observations, stories, and people he’d encountered as a teaching professional into a book, titled Munie.
The Oriental Martial Arts College (OMAC), founded by Sr. Grand Master Joon P. Choi– a 10th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo– has been teaching the Moogong-Ryu system of martial arts since 1963. All of the dojang's Instructors have experience training and teaching multiple martial arts and are certified by WUMA.
OMAC offers classes for all ages, beginning at age 3 to 70-plus, all of which are designed to improve health and fitness, help with weight and stress management, and bring a harmonious balance to everyday life. Classes include Little Tigers (ages 3–6) classes for kids and youth (7+), taekwondo, hapkido, gumdo, fitness and healing arts like power tai chi, action yoga and kimoodo healing art, to advanced black belt training with Grandmaster Choi throughout their multiple Central Ohio locations. OMAC has more than 35 branches worldwide.
Though it only opened its green runways in 2001, Clover Valley Golf Club's 18-hole course has the look of a timeless landmark. Massive weeping willow trees cast shadows throughout the grounds, and the 7,149-yard links snake through waterways that seem as if they've wrapped around bent-grass fairways and greens since the beginning of time. From the tips, the course tests even the longest drivers with four par-fives that exceed 530 yards in length. Five sets of tees make the course playable for golfers of all abilities, and bunkers and water hazards require most golfers to hit every club in their bags, though not at the same time.
The course is supplemented with a variety of practice areas, including a 20,000-square-foot practice tee and short game area. Between rounds, golfers can fill up at the clubhouse lounge or enjoy the view from the patio.
Martial arts at Westerville's Dragon E's Black Belt Academy is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this studio, it's no different.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this studio is a great spot for families.
These kickboxing classes allow you to build endurance and learn basic kickboxing moves.
If you want to take your MMA skills to the next level, sign up for one of these classes today.
When you try the cross fit challenge, you'll gain new capability by performing high intensity, varied workouts.
Challenge your body by finding a personal trainer to help keep your body accountable.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Chuck Mayhew, PGA member for more than 30 years, teaches the basics of golf swing mechanics before moving on to more complicated tweaks to his students' swings. Though certain golf tenets are universal, Chuck knows that any single teaching method won't work for every player, which is why he tailors his approach to fit each individual student. Private lessons begin with an assessment of each player's current ball positioning, alignment, and swing posture—key components that must be corrected before beginning any backswing. Once students have an understanding of these fundamentals, Chuck teaches how they relate to one another, helping students improve their golf game by making these basic elements work for them.