Sleep Inn & Suites
3608 S. Broadway Extension
Edmond, OK 73013
Phone: (405) 844-3000
Fax: (405) 844-3086
Although just minutes from downtown, this beautiful public course is surrounded by beautiful Oklahoma country. It is one of the more challenging courses around, with all of the obstacles and tall native grass in the roughs. Practice on the putting green and driving range, and after you play, enjoy a cold beer in the snack bar.
This is one of the prettiest courses around. It is also one the more high-tech courses. There are computers in every golf cart, which are linked to a Global Positioning Satellite system. The GPS system will tell you precisely how far the cart is from the hole, how far you will have to hit the ball to get it over the water, and all sorts of other cool things you always wanted to know when on the course.
Have you been saying for years that you are going to take scuba diving lessons? Well, it is time to fish or cut bait, because here is a great place to do it. This scuba shop is different in that they sell all the equipment you need for recreational diving, and there are three pools on-site (indoor and outdoor) where their professional staff will teach you how to dive. Kids as young as 10-years old can take lessons, too.
Nothing is more exciting than a day at the races, especially when your horse is winning on the track. In addition to watching the ponies run, you can enjoy fine dining at the on-site Silks Restaurant or catch the show from your own personal box seat in the Club One lounge. Check out their 'Twilight Thursdays', where you can place bets, sample appetizers and drink for one great low price. This place is also popular for the after work crowd, where people come to the Bricktown Brewery and Henry Hudson's Pub, both perfect spots to have a drink and not necessarily gamble.
The Katy Trail follows the former train tracks of old freighters that would rumble across the OKC region during the last century. Today, most of the 7.3 mile trail is unpaved and this might be why it is one of the most sought-after spots in the entire city for its tranquility and remoteness (even though you are still in the city). If you happen to need some peace and quiet, but don't want to wander off too far, then try the Katy Trail.
This zoo in OKC is consistently rated as one of the best zoos in the United States, home to nearly 3,000 animals, it definitely is one of the largest. Some featured exhibits include the Cat Forest and Lion Overlook, in which you can see lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards. The 'Great Escape' showcases gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and other primate life. One of the zoo's most popular attractions is 'Aquaticus', an aquarium extravaganza that features a dolphin and sea lion spectacle. The zoo is also very active in the community, it provides nature classes, labs, tours and 'Zoomobiles' for all ages. At the end of the day, guests usually catch the show under the stars at the Zoo Amphitheater.
Martin Park provides a little natural respite for Oklahoma City's denizens with its nearly three miles of foot trails amongst thick foliage and plenty of local fauna. Visitors can reserve nature guides who describe the region's natural history or they can come alone to enjoy the tranquility. Either option notwithstanding, the park has informational stands along the way that tell you about native plants and animals. A couple of other relaxing activities include feeding turtles in the freshwater pond or taking a moment to bird watch. Highlights for the kids include 'Prairie Dog-Town' and the 'Squirrel Observatory', both are informative and fun. Whether you are alone or with the family, an afternoon strolling through the park is a great way to unwind. Admission is free.
It is no secret that the summer in OKC can be a very tumultuous experience, from deadly tornadoes to unbearable humidity, everyone here needs a little respite from time-to-time. That is where the Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center comes in, it is part public swimming pool as well as a fun water park. There are areas for both adults and children and the center also provides instructors that can help teach the young ones. Check website for details like seasonal opening times, lessons, swimming camps, etc.
The Gaillardia Country Club is a renowned and classy golf club in Oklahoma City. The course is an 18-hole regulation length golf course. Style, comfort, luxury and class are some of the adjectives that come to mind when Gaillardia Country Club is mentioned. Membership avails you of excellent facilities right from fine dining options to fitness centers and tennis grounds. This place makes a perfect getaway on a lazy weekend.
Just south of Remington Park you will find this beautiful public championship golf course. There are 30 sand traps and five water hazards on each of the 18-hole courses, and the slope rating is 120 on the east course, 121 on the west course. There is a driving range and putting green on which to practice. Also enjoy the restaurant, which serves beer as the only alcoholic beverage, or snack shop after a long day of golfing.
City dwellers consider this park to be one of their favorites and it is always bursting at the seams with people. This place has it all, there are playgrounds, picnic tables, soccer and softball fields, a golf course, and a nine-mile jogging and biking trail, it is easy to see why it's so packed. Most afternoons you can see kites or model airplanes flying high overhead and colorful sailboats cruising along Lake Hefner, which is adjacent to the park.
This well-designed public golf course sits on the south side of beautiful Lake Hefner. The obstacles like bunkers and ponds on each of the two 18-hole courses pose challenges that are not too difficult. If you want to practice, there are some par-three holes where you can hone your stroke. You can also practice on the driving range, where the shop provides putt and pitch greens as well as sand trap practice with the wedge.