About ColumbusWith more than 30 different microbreweries, Columbus is the perfect spot to cool down with a local brew in the afternoon and take the party to the streets at night. There’s several clubs across the city where you can catch live music. Notes, Ace of Cups, and the Big Room Bar are all great places where you can take part in some live entertainment.
If you’ve got the kids around, take them to LEGOLAND Discovery Center. There’s two different rides, massive LEGO building areas, and so much more. COSI is one of the most popular science centers with over 300 exhibits. If you find that you’re in need of some food or a drink at the end of a long day, the Columbus Commons is a massive food truck gathering where there’s plenty to check out, eat, and drink.
Darby Creek Golf Course has two different 9-hole layouts that brings excitement and anticipation once you make the turn. Ranging from 5,200 yards to 7,000, It’s never been easier to take to the links with a group of golfers with all different skillsets.
Cooks Creek Golf Couse won CBUS Top Picks Best Public Golf Course two years in a row. From the bar and grill, to membership options, and the forgiving fairways of the course, you’re going to wish your round never ends.
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Want to play three days of golf for less than $200? That's no problem in central Ohio. You don't need to worry about twilight rates or online discounts. Even the summer rack rates are relatively affordable for a long weekend of golf. From Winding Hollow to New Albany Links, if you find yourself visiting Ohio's state capital, there are plenty of places to play.
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Southern Ohio isn't a golf destination with lavish resorts and great golf courses, but the Vintage Golf Properties does own five good golf courses north of Cincinnati that can thrill any player. The crown jewel of the corporation is Shaker Run, a championship 27-hole complex about a 45 minute drive from the home of the Bengals and Reds in a quaint farming town just off of Interstate 75.
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Play Shaker Run Golf Club for a good old-fashioned lesson in geometry. It's not about finding the fairway at this fabulous, public, 27-hole facility 35 minutes northwest of Cincinnati, it's about leaving the proper angle to the green. Arthur Hills designed the original 18 holes in 1979. The Lakeside nine features two fine par 3s (No. 2 and No. 5) with water views. Extreme elevation change highlights The Woodlands nine.
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Maybe some day Elks Run Golf Club near Cincinnati will symbolize the rebirth of golf, a day when every course is packed and cherished as an outdoor playground by its surrounding community. The Greg Norman design from 1999 reopened last July. A new management team from Sequoia Golf, based in Georgia, has given Elks Run a second chance. Some courses don't deserve one. Elks Run's scenic layout earned it.
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From French Lick, Indiana, to Michigan's upper penninsula, the Midwest has plenty of places to golf and gamble
The nationwide explosion of casino gambling has fueled an interesting side effect -- a nationwide explosion of casino golf courses, often of better quality and at lower prices than their non-casino peers. Many examples of this -- including some of the oldest, some of the newest and the only casino course to ever host a major -- are spread throughout the vast expanse that is the Midwest.
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