The food is excellent, and the locker facilities are first-rate. The south course is challenging, with sloping fairways, elevated approach shots, and a long, uphill par-3. The tee boxes are manicured like greens.
Akron's only mechanical bull spins as fast as the Whiskey Ranch's hyperactive light show. Decorative saddles and fenceposts complete the C&W motif, in addition to rock and country loud enough to hear on the other side of the river -- in Tennessee.
Throughout this 110-acre park, hemlock trees provide year-round greenery in ravines surrounded by a mature beech-maple forest; a lush growth of wildflowers carpets the woodlands in the spring. Along the forest margins, dense thickets and grapevine tangles provide cover for a variety of wildlife.
Wood & Wine will never be a romantic Italian ristorante. But that doesn’t bother the west-side diners who fill the place almost nightly. The star of the show here is thin-crusted, wood-fired pizza. Round out the meal with hearty, flavorful, and justly priced pasta dishes. A handful of steaks and fish are available for the carb-phobic. Extensive wine list with more than few gems.