The verdant brainchild of course architect William Mitchell, Deerfield Country Club's 18-hole course plots a 4,120-yard track through lush groves of palm trees and impeccably maintained turf. An executive layout composed of nine par 3s and nine par 4s, the course offers diverse play in a time-efficient package. New greens and recently refurbished bunkers compete for golf balls' affection, their success determined by dowries offered by paternal flagsticks and sand-trap rakes. Golfers streamline straight-hitting swings and soft, greenside shots at the practice facilities, which include a driving range with practice bunkers and an immense putting green. Leather chairs await weary legs in the clubhouse, where golfers can slake their thirst or clean off sand wedges with a sudsy drink from the bar.
Course at a Glance: * Designed by William Mitchell * 18-hole, par-63 course * Length of 4,120 yards from the farthest tees * Three tee options
The staff at Velocity Martial Arts swears by the martial arts as a nonacademic method for gifting kids with the tools they need to become successful and productive adults. As they learn combative moves in capoeira, Brazilian jujitsu, and kickboxing classes, they also learn to temper themselves and have respect for fellow students. Led by mixed-martial-arts Master Charles Panoyan, the school's instructors accept students of almost any age. That means even adults can learn body-conditioning exercises and self-defense moves that will serve them well on the street or when being pelted with mashed potatoes during a raucous board meeting.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Bogaert Boards
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Paddleboard and snorkel tours
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Atlantic Ave. cuts through Delray Beach, a seaside town known for its ocean views and?thanks in part to Savor Our City Culinary Tours?its gourmet food. On the company's three-hour walking tour of the area, participants follow a guide well-versed in local history and sample sustainably-sourced dishes from local artisans. That's not to say the dishes exclusively hail from Florida. In fact, their influences can be traced to a mix of Latin, Italian, and American gastropub fare. At least two of each tour's stops feature wine pairings to ensure the food doesn't get lonely. Participants interested in tours of Pineapple Grove and PGA Commons needn't worry, though?those routes are marked by similarly global delicacies, curated wines, and historical anecdotes.
After catching his first wave at age 12, Heath Van Bogaert became fascinated with by surfing's science of glide, physics, and propulsion. Years of garage-bound tinkering ultimately led him to create Bogeart Boards, which now fashions custom designs for pros and pro-named brands. The full-service shop shapes sleek surfboards, paddleboards, and kite boards, and can personalize each order with custom laminates, resin tints, colors, or a aerodynamically designed mini-fridge.
At Deer Creek Tennis Resort, athletes observe the arc of descending balls and knock them back toward opponents with a grunt. The facility hosts matches atop 10 Har-Tru courts and two hard courts, where renters engage in recreational play or measure their skills and vocabulary against competitors at men's and women's leagues. During clinics, certified tennis instructors expound a different aspect of the game each week, and private lessons focus on players' individual weaknesses. Through the junior program, they lavish small groups of budding athletes with extra attention and weave training methods used by Association of Tennis Professionals and Women's Tennis Association pros into instructional sessions. Molded around sure strokes, mental toughness, body conditioning, and intelligent match play, the program stands in contrast against yoga and water aerobics classes, which focus solely on fitness and gaining enough muscle to easily charge through an opponent's tennis net.