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BEST SPOTS: Golf Clubs and Courses

BEST SPOTS: Golf Clubs and Courses

ATLANTA – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best golf courses in for you to take a break and tee it off while the weather is nice.

The Dunwoody Country Club facility offers 18-holes of golf. The course is nicknamed “Dunwoody” and it features 7,002 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course is composed of Bermuda grass and it was designed by Willard C. Byrd of the ASGCA.

Membership to this club is invite only as it is seen as a premiere course in Atlanta. The course is located at 1600 Dunwoody Club Drive.

North Fulton Course was first designed in 1937 by Chandler Egan in collaboration with Walter Hagen and Atlanta's greatest golfer, Bobby Jones. The course is located in the heart of Chastain Park, Atlanta's largest park.

The course is also on the site of an ancient Creek Indian Village.

Cobb Co. to give student athletes concussion tests

Cobb Co. to give student athletes concussion tests

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- The Cobb County school district is screening 8,000 student athletes for concussion before the start of the 2011-12 athletic season to create a comparison for when athletes are injured.

The district will announce the new program Thursday during a 10:30 a.m. news conference.

Cobb County is teaming up with WellStar Health System for the tests, which will provide a baseline reading for medical staff in case the student is injured.

The 20-minute test measures cognitive functions like attention span, working memory and reaction time.

Experts estimate U.S. emergency rooms treat 135,000 sports- and recreation-related injuries in children ages five to 18 every year. If left untreated, concussions can cause long-term problems and even death.

The Associated Press

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

RELATED: 11Alive takes over the Georgia Aquarium
MORE: 11Alive takes over the World of Coca-Cola 

Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details. 

Enter the 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

Enter the 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs facilities and activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories.

The 7th annual "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest will be accepting entries throughout the summer.

Cobb County residents may enter up to 10 snapshots for fantastic prizes and recognition.

For more information, including rules, eligiblity and the official entry form, visit the "Fun in the Park" website.

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

BEST SPOTS: Dog Parks

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of dog parks for you to take you furry friend for some fun.

Recently, dog parks have been sprouting up in the Atlanta area. With newly modified leash law restrictions, owners who may or may not have yards need a place for their dogs to run free and get adequate daily exercise.

Some say, these parks are becoming more popular as the country begins placing more of an emphasis on health following the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Dog owners in the Douglasville can take their furry children to the Deer Lick Park for some off-leash exercise. The park is fenced and smaller dogs and larger dogs have separate play areas. The park is located at 2105 Mack Road in Douglasville.

Burger Park in Smyrna is, also, an off-leash park and is moderately sized, for its type.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.