The San Tan Mountains form a majestic backdrop for Welcome Home Ranch, though it's unlikely visitors will spend much time looking at the scenery. Special events make trips to the ranch an exciting and ever-changing experience. Depending on the day, it might serve as a venue for rodeos, other competitions in the equestrian arena, or seasonal festivals. In the fall, the grounds brim with haunted houses, a corn maze, and plenty of pumpkins, which will turn back into horse carriages come winter.
One thing about the ranch never changes: its commitment to education. In addition to being a home for horses and livestock, Welcome Home Ranch doubles as an educational center, where students live, work, and learn under 24/7 direction from the program director. The curriculum––which might include everything from caring for pigs to rebuilding a shock absorber––can help students 18–34 turn their lives around.
Technically, Lone Tree Golf Club is a misnomer?the course has more than just one tree?but it still reflects the general makeup of the course. The course has a few smatterings of palm trees, relying instead on five ponds, grizzled desert waste areas, and contoured greens to rattle players' confidence as they transition from hole to hole. At one of the ponds, an elaborate waterfall sends sheets of water tumbling down four rocky tiers; on another, a central fountain sends a vertical ribbon of mist into the air to memorialize all golf balls that have perished in its depths.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,984 yards from the tips * Course rating of 71.2 from the tips * Slope rating of 123 from the tips * Five tee options * Scorecard
A massage chair gently relaxes muscles while patrons lean back on comfy pillows and enjoy scenes from an overhead TV. Lavish treatment rooms are just one of the ways Drs. Brigham D. Baker and Tye A. Thompson create a relaxing experience for their patients. Further alleviating patients? worries are the dentists? themselves, who both received their degree from the University of the Pacific?s school of dentistry. As a certified Invisalign and E4D same-day crowns provider, Dr. Baker uses his expertise to straighten smiles and restore patients? confidence more effectively than an hourly round of applause. Dr. Thompson surgically replaces missing teeth by placing dental implants, a skill he honed through a one-year program sponsored by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Whatever the service, both dentists use advanced technology such as intraoral cameras and digital x-rays to ensure oral health.
Sunbird Golf Resort lines up 18 picturesque holes in its par-66 executive course, which spreads over 4,384 yards amid a welcoming residential area. Though relatively short in overall length, the Gary Panks design brims with obstacles capable of ensnaring wayward balls, including greenside bunkers, water on 10 holes, and mischievous palm trees that drop coconuts to confuse searching golfers. Before a round, players can test green speed on practice putting greens next to the 1st and 10th tee boxes and warm up with shorter strokes on a slightly truncated driving range.
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During the 28 years he's been practicing medicine and dentistry, Dr. Jerry Triolo has accrued experience in a wide range of procedures. Though he is more than comfortable during cleaning and whitening visits, his expertise also extends well into more complex procedures. These delicate jobs may include cosmetic treatments, extractions, root canals, orthodontics, and rewriting War and Peace to have a talking dog in it. By preforming most work in-house, Smile in Style helps clients save time and avoid the high costs associated with specialists.
Though An Elegant Smile Dentistry's 16 dentists are spread across nine locations, they all share a common philosophy of dedicated preventive care. The team, whose members have been lavished with numerous Top Dentist awards from Phoenix Magazine, earns its accolades by determining the specific needs of each patient's mouth. Although routine cleanings represent the bread and fluoridated butter of their approach, they also mend smiles with cosmetic and orthodontic services designed to keep aesthetics in line with good oral health.