Ventura Country Club unfurls its par 70, 5,659-yard course around the edge of a meandering body of water, challenging golfers with narrow fairways and sporadic trees engulfing projectile easements. On the seventh hole, an honor guard of water hazards and bunkers allows only the most precise shots to enter its elevated green, followed by the 467-yard 13th hole, an imposing gauntlet encompassing a sharp dogleg left dotted with palm trees that yearn to swat down careless strokes. Three sets of tees ensure that players of every skill level can thoroughly enjoy the course's intricacies. Before circumnavigating the links, golfers can warm up on the driving range with a bag of range balls apiece, practicing long-range shots or revealing their mannequin-leg sand wedge. Two bottles of water replenish sweat lost during intense putts, and a pair of hot dogs either cures postgame hunger or acts as meaty makeshift tees.
Certified golf instructor Chris Bonner draws on more than 14 years as a professional teacher to tailor lessons for each player's unique tendencies. Thanks to his flexible teaching style—perfected while teaching for three different Golf Digest Top 50 instructors—Chris feels right at home with golfers of all stripes. Lessons begin with proper fundamentals and move into swing mechanics, always taking into account the player's personal goals and abilities.
Bruno Malfacine has won the IBJJF's World Jiu-Jitsu Championship seven times as a roosterweight, five of which were in the black-belt division. In addition to being a feared fighter and a trophy maker's best friend, he's also the head instructor at Alliance Orlando Training Center, a martial-arts facility that teaches Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, judo, and muay thai to kids and adults. For students who just want to get stronger, Alliance schedules fitness and yoga classes.
Grandmaster Y.K. Kim’s whirlwind life has taken him from Korea to the United States while wearing many hats including author, public speaker, philosopher, entrepreneur, and founder of Martial Arts World. The latter has grown into a family tree of locations spanning four states. At each location, dedicated instructors guide kids and adults through martial-arts classes that aim to instill a sense of confidence, self-discipline, and respect in each and every student. Classes serve as sweat-inducing workouts and an outlet to learn self-defense techniques, which come in handy when you dream your blanket has attacked.
Jungle Fit Boot Camp schedules more than 40 classes per week, ranging from boot camps to mixed martial arts and Brazilian jujitsu classes. Each session is taught by one of the fitness center’s experienced instructors, including second-degree Brazilian jujitsu black-belt Mike Lee, UFC fighter Seth Petruzelli, and muay thai guru Ben Marrs. Given its array of class types, the facility attracts a range of fitness-minded members, from those interested in becoming MMA fighters to those interested in losing weight. The staff welcomes all fitness levels and uses the first few workouts to gauge each guest’s physical abilities and needs.