Instead of beating players over the head with extreme length, Ingleside Golf Club forces them to rely on accuracy and cunning course management if they want to perform well. Throughout the layout, water comes into play on seven holes, tall grass sways just beyond the second cut of rough, and deep, greenside bunkers are scrawled with "S.O.S." by fallen golf balls. Club selection proves especially important. The par fours and fives may bait players into pulling out their drivers, but a couple successes with the often wiser fairway metal or long iron—or a few errant drives—may show that the extra yards simply aren't worth the risks. Ingleside Golf Club also has a driving range, fully stocked Pro Shop, putting green and short game practice area.
Whether they want to rack up blue ribbons or climb into the saddle for the very first time, students at Innova Riding Stables will find a lesson that fits their needs. Kids and adults alike can enroll in riding lessons, which begin with mastering the proper foundations of riding methods and safety. New riders will learn basics—such as grooming, tacking, and untacking—before they mount their steeds and practice navigating through the stables' indoor and outdoor arenas.
A lighted 240’x85’ sand arena forms the centerpiece for Cold Spring Farm’s more than 100 hilly acres, affording riders plenty of room to brush upon horsemanship technique. Experienced trainers Cindy Gallagher and Sarah Purinton are on hand to aid in that process. They share insights drawn from 35 combined years of industry experience during private and small group lessons, which teach students atop the farm’s reliable horses and ponies. Lessons are conducted in hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions, as well as fox hunting, and pupils move from private to group sessions as their skills advance and their horses’ wings come in.
After more than two years of doing Zumba, Toni and Stacy launched Mix It Up Fitness in August 2012 to share their style of instruction with more people. They added a weight-training component to Zumba—a high-energy workout inspired by latin dance and other international moves—and also offer a hip-hop toning class where students dance with light weights. Both Toni and Stacy have Zumba B1 and B2 certifications, as well as certification from the International Fitness Association.
Marsh Creek Lake, lined with verdant shores and rolling hills, bobs with fishing boats, kayaks, sailboats, and windsurfing boards. About 535 acres of azure waters bejewel the surrounding 1,705 acres of hiking trails and picnic areas. Throughout the day, Marsh Creek Watersports leads one-hour pontoon-boat excursions that take guests through a history lesson of the park and surrounding region, leaving time for peaceful moments spent gazing at the natural wildlife. During the summer months, Marsh Creek also hosts kids' sailing camps to acquaint young ones with the techniques and safe practices of aquatic navigation, such as defending against Peter Pan attacks.