About DaytonThere’s no need to head out west to explore vineyards when there’s a wide variety of winery tours in Dayton. Old Mason Winery, Caesar Creek, Olde Schoolhouse, and The Winery at Versailles are all great places, just to name a few. If you’ve got a sweet-tooth, hop aboard the Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail which stops at 31 different local and family-owned chocolate stores across Dayton.
Take part in a little Dayton tradition and stick a piece of chewed gum on the “gum wall” at the Maid-Rite in Greenville. While you’re there, grab one of their well-known sandwiches.
There’s a little something for everyone at Heatherwoode Golf Club. They have parties on the deck every Wednesday night with bourbon and cigar tastings. Their practice area also has 40,000 square feet of natural Bermuda grass teas, 30 hitting stations, automated tees, and an 8,000 square-foot putting green.
Reid Memorial Park has two 18-hole golf courses, the North and South course. The North course is more challenging, while the south is more forgiving for players with less experience or are just beginning. Rates for both courses are very affordable.
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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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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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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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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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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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While the 1996 closure of Fort Benjamin Harrison in the suburbs of Indianapolis caused pain, 1,700 of its acres were transformed into the magnificent playground that is Fort Harrison State Park. And the centerpiece is a stunning golf course designed by Indiana native Pete Dye with help from his son P.B. called The Fort Golf Course, which gets high praise from GolfNow.com reviewers. Kevin Dunleavy has more.
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