I have always wanted to take up the game of golf but never quite did. Finally, after some cajoling, my buddy and I decided to take up golf last summer so we tried to get familiar with all of the courses in the area. Living in Naperville, we hit Springbrook Golf Course almost immediately. Firstly, it is a busy course, so get your tee time early, way early. Secondly, it is a course for everyone from low handicaps to beginners. I am definitely one of the latter and I loved this course. The driving range is nice as is the putting green. Carts are available as well.
There are some really bad courses out there and some fantastic ones. This is a nice course. They seem to take a lot of pride in the condition of the course and the clubhouse, which is very clean and accessible. They seem to have a goal to always be competitive with other courses in the area and realize that presentation goes a long way toward that end. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. While not the absolute best, they do a very nice job.
First off, I have never played this course, but I have visited the driving range here. Well, I learned a lot, but I have a lot to learn. I spent so much time on this driving range that I was almost given a tent to sleep there. It was the most frustrating, but also enlightening thing I could have done in the development of my game. Anyone should spend some time at Arrowhead. It can only help your game.
I am a lefty with a wicked slice. Try as I might, I have not been able to consistently correct it. The only drawback I have against this club is its close proximity to Route 53. The first tee is right there. As I said, I am a lefty, so my slice carried many balls directly toward this busy street, which added to my anxiety and messed up my already unsure swing. The remainder of the course is fun. I actually shot some of my best holes on this course. It's convenient and fairly easy to get on.
Everyone longs to play Augusta, but who really can afford the finances or the time. This nine hole course is a blast to play, but don't use it to prepare for the PGA anytime soon. It's easy to get on and fun, but there are some problems. The course isn't quite as well kept as some others. When I visited, the tee boxes were pretty sparse as it concerns grass. The greens were nice however. It is pretty out on the course however. It fun and worth the price of admission. You'll have fun.
Let's admit it, we are movie snobs. It's not enough to just sit there and catch a show, we want an experience. I love movies. I mean LOVE them. I was very glad to discover that there is such a nice theater in Union to catch a show. I just wish it had been here when I was attending ECC. Then again, I may have never left if it had. It lacks some of the polish of the 30-plex theaters, but it makes up for it in the personal contact. They get first-run films and have stadium seating theaters. They are affordable and convenient. What more could you want?
College can be hard for some people. The transition from high school is a tough one. My brother attended Maryville in their physical therapy program. This is important, because my brother was not a college kinda guy. Maryville connected with him and he spread his wings there. Partly, it's the small class size and, from my perspective and my brother's vouching, there is a lack of condescension in the faculty. That can not be said of every institution of higher learning. If this sounds familiar, check them out.
If you make the decision to have a tattoo done, you must feel comfotable with the artist and the location. In every metropolitan area, there's one place to go for quality inkwork. In Chicago, it's the Jade Dragon. In St. Louis, it's definitely Iron Age in the U City Loop. The artists there are skilled and the place is quality all the way. I got my first tattoo there and have never left. With something so permanent, why not go to the best?
Who doesn't like to have the full experience of life. We all want the "Cheers" effect, where our name is remembered. At Ralph's, you get more than just a cut and a style, you get an experience. Always armed with a story and a smile, you leave happier than you entered and looking a lot better as well. You can always go to a chain salon or a barber shop, but for full service, you can't beat Ralph's.
My son, who is 2 is obsessed with trains and this is definitely the place he wanted to go. He climbed on them, played in them, and had the time of his life. It was Thomas the Tank Engine times 100!! Then, they have an exploration center that's out of this world, where the kids make crafts. I think he liked this as much as the trains!!!