Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club's fairways could rightly be called oases?and not just for their radiant, dreamy green hue. For players having trouble keeping their tee shots on the straight-and-narrow, they also represent relief from the diverse array of natural hardships that lie just outside their borders. On the front nine, wayward golf balls frequently get ensnared by native wetlands, or, if they're really off-course, lost among the oak and cypress trees. On the back nine, the famous dunes rear their sandy heads. The lush Bermuda grass fairways arc over broad sweeps of arid wasteland, spelling trouble for players who prone to diving into water mirages.
After triumphantly plucking their golf balls out of the 18th cups, players can head to Kenzie's Restaurant and Lounge for drinks and lunch on the outdoor terrace. They might also check out the pro shop and its selection of gear and apparel, convenient for players whose on-course side bets have left them in need of a shirt.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,012 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73 from the back tees * Course slope of 131 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
The teachers at Wine and Canvas believe anyone can be artist. In fact, they draw out skills from people who have never even held a paintbrush before. To do this, they guide participants step-by-step through the process of replicating a painting during three-hour classes held at different restaurants and bars throughout the city. To keep each class fresh, they regularly change up the selected masterpieces, which can be anything from the Eiffel Tower at night to an abstract rendering of trees. No matter what and where they teach, though, they always supply students with all the necessary accoutrements, including paints, canvases, aprons, and pronunciation guides for realistic French-accents. The one thing they don't supply is wine, allowing guests to choose for themselves what to drink at the venues' full bars.
These nights on the town are for adults only, but they do host kid-friendly cookie and canvas nights for children wanting to discover or flex their artistic chops.
Defying gravity is a routine feat for the crew at MaxFlight Helicopter Services Inc. In addition to providing basic flight training for aspiring pilots, the fully licensed professionals also use the Robinson R-22 and R-44 helicopters to take passengers on aerial sightseeing tours. These excursions can be educational, recreational, or a bit of both as the pilots lift off from Kissimmee Airport and navigate their way around some of the area's natural, urban, and holographic landmarks. While soaring several hundred feet above the ground, passengers will also spy familiar sights from an entirely new perspective, and may gain a whole new appreciation for the beauty of a sunset or a fireworks show.