Parker County Today June 2017 - Page 83

a short drive east of Aledo, is the premier full-service golf facility and the best place for golf equipment, instruction, club-fitting, teaching and practice facilities in North Texas.  A good and fun way to begin your experience in the sport of golf is to start out with golf lessons. Professional Golf Instructor Holly Haas gives both group lessons as well as individual. She’s well-known as an excellent instructor for kids as well as an extraordinary women’s golf coach. Take lessons as a family. Begin in June and by August you could all be ready to play 18 holes. Kim Mendolia took up golf as a newlywed, then took a break from the sport when she became a new mom. Now she’s rediscovered golf with her talented daughter Randi, 11. “We golf together as a family,” said Kim. “Randi is taking lessons from Holly.” When the Mendolias play 18 holes of golf, they most often play at Pecan Valley.  Should you decide to get a group of your friends interested in golf, remember that Ladies Night at Leonard Golf Links is every Tuesday and starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring your friends along. No reservations need- ed.     It’s also the home practice facility of the TCU Men’s Golf team.  Leonard Golf Links has been named one of the Top-100 Golf Ranges in the US for the past eight years. What better place for your chil- dren to begin their golf experience? 2. Fossil Rim — Experience, Learn and Protect When you drive into Fossil Rim, you soon learn that you are in the animals’ territory, a scenario that you don’t encounter at a traditional zoo. A staple of North Texas for over 40 years, this dubbed “non-traditional zoo” has been focusing on protect- ing wildlife and educating those who come through their front gates about how important it is. With The Facility Includes: • Full-Service Pro Shop • 62 Tiff Bermuda Grass Tee Stations • 12 Target Greens with Bunkers • 60-ft. Halide Lights for Nighttime Practice • Covered Tee Area for Inclement Weather • 10,000-sq. ft. Bent Grass Putting Green • 8,000-sq. ft. Bermuda Grass Putting Green • Chipping and Pitching Green • Large Practice Bunkers • Premium Range Balls • Experienced Teaching Staff • Junior Instruction Program • Snack Bar    About Leonard Golf Links: Leonard Golf Links is owned and operated by Marty Leonard, whose family created three cornerstones in North Central Texas:  • Colonial Country Club - Home of the PGA Tour Dean and DeLuca Invitational • Shady Oaks Country Club • Star Hollow Golf Club 81