When approaching Tallahassee Paintball Sports, players can already hear the popping sound of paintballs raining down on the woodsy battleground. As shooters duck below multicolored crossfire, the grassy fields’ inflatable geometric bunkers create challenging scenarios for opposing teams and soft surfaces for midgame naps. For those without their own equipment, Tallahassee Paintball Sports equips players with paintballs and a stockpile of rentals, including markers and protective gear.
Valley Pines Golf Club challenges golfers with its nine-hole, par 35 course, stretching 2,499 yards from the longest of its four tee positions and composed to test a player's precision golf game. The David McQuary–designed course presents fairway trekkers with a manicured landscape dotted with perilous water hazards. One hole features a true island green—similar to the TPC at Sawgrass's signature 17th hole—that challenges golfers to airmail their shots over the moat and onto the island, where it will join a marooned, heavily bearded Tom Hanks.
Designed by the late Dean Refram, a former PGA Tour pro and course architect who worked with Arnold Palmer, The Golf Club at Summerbrooke's 18-hole, par 72 course bounds over a diverse landscape of rolling hills, dense groves of trees, and waterways and ravines. Measuring 6,845 yards from the farthest tees, the course begins with a relatively open, par 4 first hole, graciously letting duffers find their groove before hitting into tighter fairways and treacherous tree lines. An 80-foot-deep ravine surrounds the green of the par 3 15th, which marks the beginning of the three-hole Contemplation Corner, a climactic gauntlet that challenges clubbers with forced carries, bottomless ravines, and burbling water hazards. A relaxing finishing hole, the par 5 18th settles the nerves, letting golfers swing freely as their pin-hunting odyssey draws to a close.
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Fun Station Jr. assembles playful activities geared to ages 1–12 in a wonderland voted Tallahassee magazine's Best Place to Take the Kids from 2007 to 2010 under the facility's old moniker, Zoinks. Technicolor arcade games trumpet winners of plush plunder, and bumper cars slap sides in rubbery high-fives. An inflatable bounce area draws excess energy from sock-footed youths, and a concession stand serves trail mix, bottled water, and slices of pizza to replenish empty fuel tanks.
Staff members prioritize safety in conjunction with fun, fitting groups with matching wristbands to help them to stay together and dedicating an area to toddlers who intimidate older children by claiming to be dinosaurs. In a separate lounge, adults rest in comfortable chairs during breaks from friendly competition to catch up on work with complimentary WiFi or to watch what's playing on high-definition TVs.
The experienced staff at Zone 5 Coffee & Bikes tweaks two-wheeled transporters and helps kick-start your ride with caffeinated drinks. Feel free to grab a coffee—brewed with organic Jittery Joe’s or locally roasted Lucky Goat Coffee beans—or munch on their specialty muffins and assorted breakfast pastries. Coffee isn't the only brew they stock—there's also a rotating selection of six craft beers on hand, such as SweetWater 420, Highlands oatmeal stout, and Bell’s amber ale. As you kick back inside, you can check the weather for your upcoming bike ride on the free WiFi connection.
Back in the repair room, Zone 5’s seasoned technicians work tirelessly to tune-up and fix up bikes. In addition to providing bike maintenance, Zone 5 also has a stable of bikes for sale as well as gooey cinnamon rolls big enough to replace a flat tire.
The experienced instructors at Dance Tallahassee lead numerous drop-in classes that focus on a selection of dance and fitness styles for new and experienced movers. Hot yoga and Pilates come together in a glorious dawn of dance-studio lineage to create hot Pilates, which spotlights traditional core and posture exercises while the gentle dozing of a dragon powers a nearby hot furnace. Zumba classes combine traditional workout stretches with rhythmic dancing, Latin beats, and twisting elbows. The buttercup-yellow studio's glossy hardwood floors also support theater-jazz classes, during which heeled shoes tap endlessly in soft odes to lost bowler hats. A full-wall mirror reflects the pliés and leaps of the ballet class, which plays host to a custom ballet barre.