Golf is in the air during Masters Week.
But for families not headed to the course or leaving town during spring break, Columbia County offers plenty of activities.
For those interested in a different kind of golf, the county boasts four disc golf courses.
An 18-hole course at Patriots Park, on Columbia Road near Grovetown, offers free play all day.
"It is pretty much sunup to sundown," said Christi DeLoach, a county Recreation Department athletic coordinator. "And they play out there pretty much nonstop. It is really a growing sport."
The Professional Disc Golf Association is based at the International Disc Golf Center at Wildwood Park in Appling. The center offers the Ed Headrick Memorial Museum, the Disc Golf Hall of Fame, three 18-hole courses and a fully stocked pro shop.
A day on the courses costs $3 for Columbia County residents and PDGA members and $5 for everyone else.
Those wanting more playful family fun can try Putt-Putt Golf and Games. The attraction is offering a spring break special, which includes unlimited miniature golf, 20 game room tokens, laser tag or bumper boats and a slice of pizza and a drink for $12. The special runs from Friday through April 12.
Putt-Putt, at 3763 Martinez Blvd., is open from 10 a.m. until midnight Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.
Adventure Crossing at 4350 Wheeler Road also is offering a spring break special for $19.99, which includes a laser tag game, eight midway rides, three kart rides and a round of miniature golf.
Park general manager Kathy Ogletree said the special offers families something fun to do, "and something where they don't have to spend a fortune."
The park is open from noon until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Columbia County Library is putting on puppet shows at all of the regular scheduled storytimes during Masters Week. Also "make-and-take" crafts will be available for children to do during regular library hours.
The library, at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. in Evans, is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
Evans Stadium Cinemas 14, 4365 Towne Centre Drive in Evans, is offering early movie showings.
"I think we'll be open every day at 11:30 (a.m.) until midnight, our normal summer schedule," said Michael Jones, the first assistant manager.
Wildwood Park, 3828 Dogwood Lane in Appling, offers three disc golf courses along with camping, boating, fishing, bike and horse trails, swimming, picnic tables, grills, swings and a volleyball court.
Admission costs $3 per vehicle, and camping is $20 per night.
Mistletoe State Park is holding a variety of children's activities Masters Week. The park, at 3725 Mistletoe Road in Appling, boasts hiking trails, a nature center, pic- nic facilities, camping and a beach. Admission costs $5 per vehicle and $28 for camping.
Masters Week visitors can enjoy several free activities, including an 11 a.m. children's nature hike Saturday; stargazing 7:30-10 p.m. Monday; and leaf printing at the nature center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 10.
The nature center, with hands-on exhibits and mounted animals for viewing, is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and some Sundays 1-6 p.m.
For strictly kid-centered fun, Monkey Joe's is offering daily specials Monday through April 16, including a Monday Monkey Hunt, Wednesday Wacky Socks Day and Friday Golf Day.
"Everything is at the same rate," said Maria Cappellania, the vice president of sales and marketing, adding that regular all-day admission is $7.99 per child.
Monkey Joe's, at 368 Furys Ferry Road, is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
Jump City, 4407 Evans to Locks Road in Evans, offers a 5,000-square-foot inflatable play area, and open play 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The fee is $3.50 for children ages 2 and younger, and $6.50 for children ages 3 and older.
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