Designed by international golf architect Robert Dean Putman, the challenging 18-hole course spans more than160 acres. During the game (up to a $20 value per person), golfers refusing to hitchhike can navigate the terrain in one of Valley Rose's quality golf carts (up to a $10 value), finely tuned for scaling hills, making sharp turns, and morphing into a time traveling robot should the need arise. After conquering the course's lush landscape and tricky topography, golfers are encouraged to visit Valley Rose's Pro Shop to compare their scores with other recent players, or wind down in their clubhouse which features a restaurant, meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.
Tucked amid the shadows of eucalyptus trees and mexican palms, Buena Vista Golf Course roams across 6,710 yards of dramatically undulating terrain. Throughout the par-72 layout, golfers grapple with uneven lies wrought by the hilly topography, as well as large, contoured greens that require a soft touch with the putter. As players make their way from tee to green, hillcrests offer glimpses of the surrounding farmland, the two lakes that comprise Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Center, and distant mountains as they ripple out into the horizon and hide the unsightly edge of the earth. Guests looking to polish their game can consult Buena Vista's two PGA Class A professionals, who offer private lessons and club-fitting services.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-72 course
Total length of 6,710 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 72.9 from the back tees
Slope rating of 124 from the back tees
Four sets of tees per hole
Next Step Fitness' two-trainer team understands that staying healthy does more than just help you look good. Wendy Soto, Next Step founder and lifelong athlete, knows that keeping strong through nutrition and exercise keeps her in shape for her favorite activities. CrossFit Level 1 trainer and police officer Veronica Sandoval works to build her strength, flexibility, and endurance to ensure she can tackle any situation her job throws her way. With that in mind, the duo lead exercise programs that help members slim down and stay active. Members are given 24-hour access to the gym, allowing them to drop in whenever, rather than interrupting the block of time they usually spend winding all the clocks in their houses.
The diversity of the staff at Dermscapes Medical Spa is a reflection of the many types of services they offer. Healthcare professionals, licensed aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists, all work in side by side to help clients achieve their image goals.
Healthcare professionals are on hand to oversee aesthetic services such as microcurrent body-sculpting and LightSheer laser hair-removal treatments. They also offer Botox injections and Exilis body-contouring treatments, alternatives to surgery that can reduce fat and wrinkles without the need for recovery time or a designer hospital gown. Meanwhile, aestheticians offer traditional spa services. For example, the spa's signature European facial is as relaxing as it is physically rewarding. Its exfoliation, mask, and massages with nutrient-rich creams help rekindle the complexion and spirit. Clients can also opt for a full-body massage, administered by licensed massage therapists who tailor their treatments to address each client's needs.
Deb McCormack wears her fitness inspirations on her sleeve in the fusion classes she teaches at Mind-Body Exercise. Though her routines revolve mostly around Pilates and yoga, she pulls moves from a slew of unconventional styles, such as qi gong, tai chi, belly dancing, functional fitness, and capoeira. No matter the class, she aims to help her students feel mentally centered and focused while building stronger physiques so that they can experience how a bodybuilder feels walking a tightrope. None of her class styles—which also include yoga, boot camp, Pilates, and Zumba—require students to be flexible or, in the case of Zumba, experienced dancers.
At Bakersfield Smile Design, Dr. Kenneth Krauss specializes in full mouth restoration, filling in dentition divots and polishing pearly off-whites with practiced skill. With state-of-the-future equipment and a compassionate, receptive doctor and staff, patient visits are relaxing and, unlike a ride on the playground's uncertainty slide, anxiety-free. Digital x-rays allow Dr. Krauss to effectively pinpoint pint-sized problems and offer an accurate diagnosis. After thoroughly examining a patient's collection of mouth bling, the tooth-care technician performs a comprehensive cleaning to break up plaque parties before the cavities get invited.