Fairways cleaved between dense forest groves demand precision and strategic course management. That’s exactly the way Donald Ross wanted it. The nine-hole course at Lucerne Golf Club bears the inimitable stamp of the legendary course architect, designer of the famed Pinehurst No. 2. In 1926. Ross built the course on the eastern shore of Phillips Lake, giving players pause as they drink in the dramatic vistas and mystical lake water, which has been known to turn golf carts into submarines. Trees are omnipresent throughout the 3,270-yard course, looming treacherously over shots as players attempt to solve the par 36 puzzle.
Since 1968, lovers of dance as young as 2 have twirled and sashayed their way through classes at Morita's School of Dance. Instructors teach tap, ballet, jazz, musical theater, ballroom, swing, hip-hop, and contemporary moves in a group setting, and offer private lessons for those who want one-on-one attention. Other athletic-geared classes include TRX, tumbling, yoga, and Zumba. The instructors can also devise customized choreography for a couple’s wedding reception or a kid’s first Communion.
Chris Strout picked up his first paddle as a teenager, beginning an ongoing exploration of the Mount Desert Island area’s diverse waterways. Now, as a master guide and certified as a Level II standup paddleboard instructor by the American Canoe Association, Chris shares his passion for Maine’s dramatic terrain through SUP rentals, as well as lessons, tours, and morning SUP yoga. Within Alpenglow Adventure Sports, Chris supplies clients with high-quality gear from brands such as BIC Sport SUP and Hyperflex Wetsuits. He also recommends what to bring, and posts an FAQ page to answer questions such as, “Is the board better in water or deep fried?”