Cypress Lakes Golf Club’s course was designed by William Amick to rise and fall across the natural landscape for 6,396 yards of fairways hugged by gentle waters and towering trees. Unlike most Floridian links, the course unfurls across somewhat mountainous terrain, where cresting hilltops can obscure distant targets, leading to blind shots that aren’t just the result of opponents kicking sand in your eyes. Fairways bob and weave around groves of leyland cypress trees, more than 300 crepe myrtle trees, and 500 lush azaleas, giving advantage to players who can work drives and approaches around the arboreal impediments. A circuit of streams ebbs and flows across the picturesque par 71, adding to the native obstacles and striking fear into the caramel hearts of hydrophobic golf balls. A roaming beverage cart slakes midround thirsts, and the club also boasts a driving range with grass hitting areas and a fully stocked pro shop.
Course at a Glance:
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: PGA Professional Golf Lessons
Pro Tip: David Musial, PGA has been teaching golfers of all levels for over (20) years
Good for Kids: Yes
The professionally trained specialists at Fairhope Bicycle Company maintain a stable of brand-name aluminum and carbon steeds alongside an assortment of accessories and tune-up services. Apparel ranging from socks ($5–$10) to jerseys ($50–$100) outfits riders for a model photo finish atop Trek, Pinarello, and Gary Fisher–brand two wheelers—or an upcoming tight-clothes convention. Trek-certified fit specialists perform personalized bike fittings (starting at $100) to pinpoint optimum performance for every anatomical arrangement. Cycle-savvy mechanics conduct precision tune-ups ($65–$150) and various adjustments for headsets ($12), hubs ($20), brakes ($12), and more, and abundant lubes, degreasers and cleaners ($10-$20) please amateur mechanics and rusted robots posing as fitness enthusiasts. Multiple levels of bikes begging to churn their chains gleam along Fairhope Bicycle Company’s expansive aisles. Committed to lavishing the freewheeling bike lifestyle on all of its customers, the helpful staff cultivates a community of cycling enthusiasts from novice pedal pushers to hardcore racers with expert guidance and local bike events.
Signature service: Perry Guy
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Prefer reservations one day in advance
With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other roundhouse-kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Taekwondo Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. The health-and-fitness program consists of YogaFit and Kisado, which blends martial arts, yoga, and nutritional counseling to build up the whole body and tone each strand of hair on the head. Martial arts classes for adults and kids cover counter aggressive forms such as taekwondo and hanmudo, a style based on grappling and takedowns.
Sprawled across 600 acres of woodland, Marcus Pointe Golf Club is an expansive sportscape that challenges ball wallopers with its narrow fairways and subtle elevation changes. The 18-hole, par 72 course is littered with obstacles including strategically planted stands of trees, bunkers, small water traps, and foul-mouthed bushes. Aboard the included cart, golfing tandems zip through the links, crossing over a running stream that winds through Pensacola's natural wooded beauty and allows for impromptu dives to recover wayward balls and plunder sunken convertibles.