3645 Fulton Ave., Sacramento; (916) 481-4653; www.hagginoaks.com
Play golf! The Haggin Oaks Golf Complex wins this category every year with its two championship golf courses (beginner-friendly Arcade Creek and the venerable Alister MacKenzie course), a lighted driving range that’s open 24 hours during summer months (take a date!) and a teaching facility with more than 15 golf professionals. The facility also provides an academy site for the First Tee program along with the Special Olympics and other programs for golfers with disabilities. Haggin Oaks courses have been played by golf pros including Gene Sarazen, Natalie Gulbis, Annika Sorenstam and Johnny Miller; Ken Venturi won here in 1950 before going on to win 14 times on the PGA Tour. The pro shop, winner of the highly coveted GolfWorld award for Best Golf Shop—Public, stocks all the best golf equipment and offers club-fitting through its Players Performance Studio. While you’re here, grab a burger and a beer at MacKenzie’s Sports Bar & Grille, where 15 microbrews are on tap.
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