Sports in Camp Pendleton South

$65 for Golf with Cart and Driving Range Tokens for Two at Marine Memorial Golf Course (Up to $104 Value)

Marine Memorial Golf Course

Oceanside

$104 $65

6,865-yard course runs a path around the rippling foothills and towering trees of Windmill Canyon

$68 for $225 Worth of Sports Camp — Oceanside Dance Academy

Oceanside Dance Academy

Oceanside

$225 $68

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Emerald Isle Golf (Up to 54% Off)

Emerald Isle Golf

Oceanside

$75 $35

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18-hole executive course summons short- and midrange irons with 16 par 3s and two par 4s that wrap around two natural lakes

Golf Package for One or Two with Lessons, Range Balls, and Rounds at Arrowood Golf Course (Up to 85% Off)

Arrowood Golf Course

Oceanside

$321 $59

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18-hole course draped over coastal hills challenges players with frequent swings in elevation and numerous hazards

Unlimited Classes for 4 Weeks and 4 Private Lessons for One or Two at White Dragon Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

White Dragon Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Martial-arts classes for children, teens, and adults include kung fu, MMA, kickboxing, and grappling

60-Minute Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson for Two or Four at Oceanside Paddleboard (Up to 55% Off)

Oceanside Paddleboard

Oceanside

$55 $25

Participants of all experience levels can skim the waters atop stand-up paddleboards that provide novel views of surrounding environment

$39 for 16 Martial-Arts Classes with a Uniform at Coffee's Martial Arts Karate for Kids ($299 Value)

Coffee's Martial Arts Karate for Kids

Peacock

$299 $39

Highly-trained, certified instructors impart martial-arts fundamentals while emphasizing life skills

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Jiu Jitsu or Kickboxing Classes at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad (Up to 81% Off)

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad

Carlsbad

$153.50 $29

In school led by third-degree black belt in BJJ, students learn both ground-fighting techniques and powerful kickboxing strikes

$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at TITLE Boxing Club ($59.50 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

TITLE Boxing Club - Carlsbad

$59.50 $19

One-hour workouts that focus on strengthening the core, honing balance, and burning fat and calories

18-Hole Round of Golf with Range Ball Buckets for Two or Four at Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course (Up to 49% Off)

Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course

Carlsbad

$68 $38

18-hole par 3 course with nary a hole longer than 165 yards makes things easy for inexperienced players and those without a lot of time

$27 for Two-Hour Kayak, Canoe, SUP, or Aqua-Cycle Rental at Carlsbad Lagoon (Up to $50 Value)

Carlsbad Lagoon

Carlsbad

$50 $27

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Kayaks, peddle boat, canoes, standup paddleboards, and aqua cycles ferry patrons over tranquil waters at a private beach

One, Two or Four 60-Minute Semi-Private Tennis Lessons at play tennis! San Diego (Up to 59% Off)

play tennis! San Diego

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Players learn detailed, modern technique from international team of former touring ATP professionals while having fun and getting fit

$49 for a Martial-Arts Class Package, Including Private Lessons, at Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios ($300 Value)

Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios

Fallbrook

$300 $49

Private martial-arts instruction complemented by group classes; uniform included

Intro2Golf Package for 1 or 2 with Five Group Clinics, Range Balls, and Discounted Rounds at JC Golf (Up to 51% Off)

JC Golf

Multiple Locations

$99 $54

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Adult and young adult beginners learn the basics with five group clinics, three buckets of range balls, and two discounted rounds of golf

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at International Institute of Martial Arts (55% Off)

International Institute Of Martial Arts

San Marcos

$487 $219

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Four Fitness Classes or One Month Membership for Body Back Boost by Fit4Mom (Up to 69%)

Fit4Mom

Multiple Locations

$80 $25

Results-oriented Body Back classes empower all moms, whether they had a baby 6 months or 20 years ago.

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for Entry in the Del Mar Mud Run 5K Race on October 4 (Up to 32% Off)

Del Mar Mud Run

Del Mar

$84 $59

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Racers run, climb & splash along 5K course riddled with hills, pits & obstacles, before cleaning up for party with music & refreshments

One or Two Entries to Electric Run on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 40% Off)

Electric Run

Del Mar Fairgrounds

$79 $49

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

One Month of Jiu Jitsu for Adults or Kids, or Self-Defense Classes at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Del Mar (Up to 65% Off)

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Del Mar

Del Mar

$169 $59

Instructors teach kids and adults the grappling techniques of jiu jitsu and also lead classes focused solely on self-defense

Four-Hour or Weekend ElliptiGO Rental for One or Two (Up to 67% Off)

ElliptiGO

Solana Beach

$38 $15

Low-impact exercise device combines movement of elliptical machines with road-ready nature of bikes

$100 for $199 Worth of Martial Arts — East West MMA So Cal

East West Mma So Cal

Escondido

$199 $100

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$59 for Four Weeks of Introductory Golf Lessons for Kids at Tiny Tees Golf ($129 Value)

Tiny Tees Golf

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

In four weekly group lessons, youngsters learn golf basics and foster overall coordination in a fun environment

5 or 10 Classes with Uniform and Private Introductory Lesson at USSD Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

USSD Martial Arts

San Clemente

$150 $29

Instructors introduce students to the art of kempo karate through private lessons before teaching them in small groups

4-Week Semi-Private Golf Training Package from Rocky Rafkin PGA at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course (58% Off)

Rocky Rafkin, PGA at San Clemente Municipal Golf Course

San Clemente

$479 $199

4-week, semi-private golf training package that includes lessons from a seasoned PGA instructor and ocean views from all holes of the course

Indoor Rock Climbing at Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

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Climbing crags coated in realistic texture challenges climbers to master top-rope, cave, and bouldering areas in included rental gear

$10 for $20 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Peak Taekwondo & Fitness Center

Peak Taekwondo & Fitness Center

Temecula

$20 $10

Six martial arts classes for ages 3 to 103. Free uniform included.

10 or 15 Martial Arts Classes at Anointed Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Anointed Martial Arts

Temecula

$218 $20

Students learn discipline, respect & get in shape with martial arts style derived from Jiu Jitsu, Kali, and Muay Thai; Christian-run studio

One- or Two-Month Wing Chun School Membership with Uniform at The Dragon Institute (Up to 70% Off)

The Dragon Institute

Dana Point

$149 $45

Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art practiced by Bruce Lee, teaches self-defense, discipline, and respect

One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes or 10 or 20 Classes at Billy Blanks Ancient Arts Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Billy Blanks Ancient Arts Studio

Dana Point

$269 $99

Classes include instruction by Billy Blanks in Cross Fit, Tae Kwon Do and TaeBo the hybrid martial-art workout created by Billy Blanks

10 or 20 Karate Classes with a Uniform and a Belt Test at Kobushi Shotokan Karate-Do (Up to 91% Off)

Kobushi Shotokan Karate-Do

Murrieta

$220 $20

Led by a 13-year US karate-team member, karate classes teach self-defense skills and include a uniform and a belt test

One-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Classes at UFC Gym (86% Off)

UFC Gym

Murrieta

$278 $39

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Martial-arts gym stocked with cutting-edge cardio and weight machines and a host of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA classes

Golf Round for Two Including Cart and Balls from The Golf Club at Rancho California (Up to 50% Off). Two Options.

The Golf Club at Rancho California

Murrieta

$142 $79

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Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., this Temecula Valley golf course is a regular tournament host on the Golden State Tour

18 Holes of Golf for Two Including Cart Rental at California Oaks Golf Course (Up to 64% Off). Two Options Available.

California Oaks Golf Course

Murrieta

$219.60 $79

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David Rainville–designed course incorporates towering trees, intervening ponds, and oversized bunkers

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Children's Martial-Arts Classes at Trinity Martial Arts ($248 Value)

Trinity Martial Arts

Murrieta

$248 $49

Children aged 3–14 learn the fundamentals of martial arts in a supportive environment and gain strength, speed, and self-discipline

Five or Ten Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Sky Martial Arts Center (Up to 91% Off)

Sky Martial Arts Center

Murrieta

$140 $12

Grandmaster with over 46 years of experience instills students ages 3 and up with courage and discipline in an array of martial arts classes

One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Classes for One or Two at Traditional Karate America School (Up to 73% Off)

Traditional Karate America School

Murrieta

$100 $29

Adults, kids, and parent & child duos block, punch, and kick their way to better physical & mental fitness at family-friendly karate school

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes from GoForItKickboxing.com (Up to 80% Off)

GoForItKickboxing.com

Biodynamix Martial Arts Academy

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

$89 for Kids' Karate Party Package for Up to 15 Children at Zen Dojos ($249 Value)

Zen Dojos Martial Arts Academy

San Juan Capistrano

$249 $89

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Karate instructors lead celebrators through party activities ideal for birthday parties or any kind of celebration

$55 for $110 Worth of Martial Arts — Black Belt Tae Kwon DO Academy

Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Academy

San Juan Capistrano

$110 $55

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One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at USSD Martial Arts- SJC (Up to 87% Off)

USSD Martial Arts- SJC

San Juan Capistrano

$195 $35

Martial-arts students hone their self-defense skills, learning kicking techniques, hand strikes, and stances

One-Day or One-Month Pass for Rock-Climbing Sessions at Rock Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Rock Fitness

Wildomar

$30 $15

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Open 24 hours a day, indoor rock-climbing gym offers challenging bouldering problems and towering top-rope routes on jagged, slanted walls

One, Two, or Three One-Hour Golf Lessons at The Links at Summerly Golf Course (Up to 60% Off)

The Links at Summerly Golf Course

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Lessons from PGA Class A professional Scott Marson on a Scottish-style course nestled between Lake Elsinore and the Ortega Mountains

One-Hour Snorkel Tour or 90-Minute Sea-Cave Kayak Tour from Everyday California (Up to 61% Off)

Everyday California

La Jolla

$50 $25

Kayakers and snorkelers get up-close views of various sea creatures, such as seals, dolphins, and harmless leopard sharks

90-Minute Double-Kayak Rental or 90-Minute Double-Kayak Tour for Two from Bike & Kayak Tours (Up to 51%)

Bike & Kayak Tours

La Jolla Shores

$99 $49

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Kayak rentals allow clients to explore local waterways; tours take clients on 90-minute excursions

5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Classes for Adults or Kids Aged 3 and Older at Eagle Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Eagle Martial Arts

La Jolla

$75 $20

Develop confidence and self-discipline in classes for adults or tykes aged 3–16

$35 for 10 Learn-to-Play Tennis or Fitness Classes at Spearman Clubs ($150 Value)

Spearman Clubs

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

Professional trainers coax out latent athletic abilities with tennis, swimming, Zumba, and Pilates clinics at spacious multisport clubs

One or Three Months of Karate Classes at USA Wado-Ryu Karate (Up to 72% Off)

USA Wado-Ryu Karate

Laguna Niguel

$140 $39

Students gain strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in karate classes, focusing on evasion techniques to avoid opponents' hits

$70 for $140 Worth of Martial-Arts Classes at National TKD Martial Arts

National TKD Martial Arts

Laguna Niguel

$140 $70

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One or Two Months of Karate Membership with Uniform at PKSA Mission Viejo (Up to 82% Off)

PKSA Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo

$149 $29

Specialized programs teach students of all ages self-defense techniques and life skills while promoting self-confidence and mental fitness

One Month of Beginners Tae Kwon Do Classes for One or Two at Lee's Tae Kwon Do (Up to 77% Off)

Lee's Tae Kwon Do

Gateway Shopping Center

$165 $39

Family-oriented martial-arts studio's black-belt instructors help students build physical and mental strength, endurance, and discipline

$51 for $100 Worth of Martial Arts — Novastar Martial Arts

Novastar Martial Arts

Mission Viejo

$100 $51

Superstars wanted! Quality karate training with a fun, family environment in Mission Viejo. Free uniform included!

One or Three Months of Unlimited MMA and Karate Classes at Japan Karatedo Federation (Up to 70% Off)

Japan Karatedo Federation

Mission Viejo

$155 $49

Japanese martial-arts classes for children, teens, and adults teach self-defense skills

Three 60-Minute Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Shotokan Karate (Up to 69% Off)

Shotokan Karate

Rancho Santa Margarita

$36 $13

A renowned sensei guides students through shotokan karate classes, helping them to improve fitness levels & self-discipline

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at 9 Round Rancho Santa Margarita (56% Off)

9 Round Kickboxing

Rancho Santa Margarita

$136 $60

Free gloves and wraps, burn 500 calories in 30 minutes, no class times, workout changes daily, and includes a trainer.

Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions at Ballard Boxing and Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Ballard Boxing and Fitness

Laguna Hills

$344 $160

With more than 12 years of training experience, Gary Ballard combines cardio, core, and strength training to help clients meet their goals

Martial Arts Classes with Uniform and Belt at Black Belt Academy (Up to 85% Off)

Black Belt Academy

Laguna Hills

$200 $39

Traditional martial-arts classes organized by age and led by a team of experienced instructors

$100 for $200 Groupon — Westside Jiu-Jitsu

Westside Jiu-jitsu

Laguna Hills

$200 $100

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$45 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — South Orange county martial Arts Academy

South Orange County Martial Arts Academy

Laguna Hills

$90 $45

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$59 for a Golf-Swing Analysis and Evaluation at Golf Swing Prescription ($125 Value)

Golf Swing Prescription

Mission Viejo

$125 $59

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Class-A PGA golf instructors help perfect swings with computerized analytics, cameras, and simulators

Full-Swing Lessons, Short-Game Lessons, or Both at Ramona Golf Lessons (Up to 76%Off)

Ramona Golf Lessons

San Vicente Golf Course

$204 $49

PGA-certified instructor uses video technology to break down swings and formulate a personalized plan for improvement

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Golf Equation Swing Academy

Lake Forest

$375 $97

PGA teaching professional helps golfers improve their swings and hit balls more accurately

Two Visits and Classes, Two One-Month Memberships, or a Birthday Party at Aesthetic Climbing Gym (Up to 68% Off)

Aesthetic Climbing Gym

Lake Forest

$90 $29

Indoor climbing gym offers 8,000 square feet of climbing terrain for visitors, members, and birthday-party attendees

Four- or Six-Week Unlimited Pass for Kung Fu Classes and Uniform at HKB Tustin Martial Arts (Up to 93% Off)

HKB Tustin Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$195 $15

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Experienced instructors teach authentic Chinese Wing Chun Kung Fu techniques to help students defend themselves and stay in shape

Kids' Gymnastics Classes at Us Too Kids (51% Off). Three Options Available.

Us Too Kids

Irvine Industrial Complex-East

$45 $22

During 45-minute classes, instructors teach children basic gymnastics skills and help them develop coordination and movement skills

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North Golf Course

Sun City

$78 $39

Relatively short course features 11 par 3s and 7 par 4s, allowing golfers to hone their accuracy and short-game skills

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Outliers Jiu Jitsu ($125 Value)

Outliers Jiu Jitsu

Santee

$125 $39

Skilled instructors aid students of all skill levels in jiu jitsu self-defense techniques to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Santee

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Six or Ten Kids' Self-Defense Classes or Six or Ten Krav Maga Lessons at American Fortitude (Up to 79% Off)

American Fortitude

Santee

$87 $20

Instructors teach kids vital self-defense skills or instruct adults in hard-hitting techniques of krav maga

$49 for $110 Worth of Boxing — Black Tiger Martial Arts and Defense Academy

Black Tiger Martial Arts And Defense Academy

Menifee

$110 $49

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Registration for One to The Color Run San Diego (Up to 30% Off)

The Color Run San Diego

Qualcomm Stadium

$50 $35

At un-timed 5K race, runners wear white at the starting line and cross the finish line doused head-to-toe in different colors

10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Xtreme Starz Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 90% Off)

Xtreme Starz Academy of Martial Arts

San Diego

$149 $19

Extreme karate classes impart practical self-defense training while also working to establish self-confidence and focus

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KickForce Martial Arts

Miramar

$200 $20

World champion instructors teach groups self-defense techniques in classes that build leadership qualities and self-confidence

$38 for $75 Worth of Tennis — Jay Foronda Tennis

Jay Foronda Tennis

San Diego

$75 $38

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Three Private Self-Defense Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do at Dynasty Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Dynasty Martial Arts

San Diego

$180 $45

Three private one-hour self-defense lessons for up to three adults or Tae Kwon Do for ages five and up with uniform included

2 Months of Classes for One Child or a 2-Hour Party for Up to 20 Children at Pacific Martial Arts (Up to 51% Off)

Pacific Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Classes teach self-defense and discipline, and parties treat kids to headbands and playful sparring with punches, kicks, and toy swords

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Blue Dragon Taekwondo

Carmel Mountain

$220 $24

The martial-arts school focuses on physical fitness, character development, and self-defense to build self-esteem

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Victory MMA and Fitness

Midway District

$150 $25

Classes in boxing, kickboxing, MMA, CrossFit, and jujitsu taught by experienced instructors; six-week program taught by famed UFC fighter

$56 for $150 Worth of Martial Arts — BURROLA Martial Arts Center

Burrola Martial Arts Center

San Diego

$150 $56

Three classes offered per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7 p.m.

Basic Training Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform at San Diego ATA Martial Arts & Karate for Kids (Up to 92% Off)

San Diego ATA Martial Arts & Karate for Kids

La Mesa

$298 $25

Build confidence and discipline while soaking up taekwondo self-defense techniques from seasoned instructors

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Arcadian Ascents helps students to master the art of open-air rock climbing with guided excursions and onsite lessons for all experience levels. The maximum student-to-instructor ratio for each class is 4:1, and all guides and instructors have earned certifications as single pitch instructors from the American Mountain Guides Association and as wilderness first responders from the Wilderness Medicine Institute. Private and group courses cover material from basic rock movement to custom-designed courses on speed climbing, self-rescue, and advanced rope technique. Arcadian Ascents provides all equipment for most courses, including climbing shoes, helmets, ropes, and mountain-goat bribes.

Rock-ascending buffs can also expand their experience and strive for new personal achievements on guided trips to Mexico or Spain. Veteran climber and guide Josh Wieberg leads his charges with experience climbing from Canada to Italy and wields his BA in history and philosophy to teach in public schools when not scaling their brick walls.

1032 Tait St
Oceanside,
CA
US

Two large lakes glisten in the sunlight as they cast reflections of the towering trees. At Emerald Isle Golf's 18-hole executive course, the lakes form a nucleus that is surrounded by 16 par 3s and two par 4s. Players must blast soaring shots over the lakes on four separate occasions, unless they’re able to retrieve golf balls with golf-bag scuba tanks and 9-iron snorkels. Prior to a round, golfers can get a feel for putting speed on the practice green and warm up at the full-grass practice range.

Course at a Glance:

* 18-hole, par 56 course

* Total length of 2,452 yards from the back tees

* Course rating of 72 from the back tees

* Course slope of 113 from the back tees

* Three sets of tees per hole

* Scorecard

660 S El Camino Real
Oceanside,
CA
US

Perched atop of scenic Goat Hill, City Center challenges seasoned and novice swingers cross its 4,797 yards elevation-changing fairways and lush greens. Designed by Ludwig Keehn, the par 66 course remains one of San Diego's oldest courses, as demonstrated by the glaring bald spot on its fifth green. Also dubbed "The Goat" by local club canoodlers, City Center's diverse terrain and epic mood swings ensure diverse amusements and shot selections. Par 3 and 4 holes wind through snaky hills of verdant foliage, along with a signature par 5 15th hole that boggles even the most technically skilled golfers. While the course contains no water hazards, its one-mile proximity to the Pacific coast keeps winds constantly shifting, demanding greater hole-to-hole strategy and argyle-knickers outfit selection. Click here to view available tee times.

2323 Greenbrier Dr
Oceanside,
CA
US

Notched into a riparian zone draped over North County’s coastal hills, Arrowood Golf Course’s 18 holes usher golfers over 6,721 yards of pristine turf marked by frequent swings in elevation. As the cool ocean breeze billows over the course, bringing with it the cries of oysters whose pearls were mistaken for tiny golf balls, players wrangle with the wide open, Ted Robinson-designed layout. Their travails will lead them past a healthy assortment of hazards including wastelands, fairway bunkers, and water hazards. Each of these converge on the player’s path on the 16th hole, where tee shots threaded through the gauntlet of fairway bunkers leave their owners with dramatic approaches into a green surrounded almost entirely by water.

Arrowood golf instructor Eric Ewing and his staff use the course’s practice range as a laboratory for game improvement. Instruction adheres to a seven-part curriculum aimed at shaving strokes, ranging from physical skills such as putting and the full swing to the strategic mindset of course management.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole course
  • Total length of 6,721 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.9 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 140 from the back tees
5201 Village Dr
Oceanside,
CA
US

Like any 18-year-old kid working a job, Prem Carnot couldn't wait to clock out for the day. But instead of calling up his friends after his workday, he had something else in mind. After his shift at Parisian hotel tucked in the shadow of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Prem would grab his gym bag, jog across the Seine, and spend the next five hours practicing backhands and forehands. At that time, his game of choice was ping-pong. The dedication paid off, landing him a spot in the French National Table Tennis Championships.

It wasn't until he moved to Washington state, had a run in with a shrink ray, and met an enthusiastic pickleball player that he redirected his ping-pong prowess into the new sport, travelling the country to compete in tournaments. Today, Prem takes players under his wing to teach them the ins and outs of the sport. Though a master pickleball blaster in his own right, he approaches each lesson with humility, discovering each new student's innate playing style and going from there. The results have been overwhelmingly positive, as former students sing Prem's praises.

5306 North River Road
Oceanside,
CA
US

Kempo’s movement patterns may look beautiful—fluid, swooping kicks, graceful evasions, smooth takedowns—but underneath the beauty lies a tradition nearly 2,000 years old. Since 1968, the instructors at United Studios of Self Defense have armed students with these techniques, leading classes where participants of all ages and skill levels soak up fighting skill while galvanizing self-confidence.

But before they can share their tactics and Mortal Kombat cheat codes, the instructors themselves must be trained. Each instructor who cinches the black belt around their waist has graduated with honors from the Studio’s own rigorous training academy. The training doesn’t stop there; every week they meet with the founder himself, 10th-degree black belt Charles Mattera, who refines their strategies and instills them with advanced techniques.

4140 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside,
CA
US