For more than two decades, Emerald Lakes Golf Course has challenged golfers of all skill levels with a scenic assortment of hazards, including redwood forests, a host of lakes, and the Delta Breeze. The course features a relatively easy first hole, after which things get much harder at hole #2—a 195-yard par-3 made longer by the prevailing winds. Before heading in for the day, golfers must make a difficult decision at the 362-yard, par-4 dogleg ninth hole. They can aim over the lake in hopes of hitting the green directly, lay up in the center of the fairway, or hit the ball in the opposite direction to approach the hole by crossing the entire globe first.
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Chief instructor John Limcaco, a fourth dan black belt with a training career that started at age 7, leads his team of expert martial artists in extending their passion for karate to students of all ages. In addition to teaching the traditional striking and kicking moves, they also help guests get in shape with the JOLT program that uses high-intensity interval training and TRX suspension to build strength and endurance.
Kovar's Satori Academy is Sacramento's leading group of martial arts schools. We have been voted Sacramento's top martial arts school four years in a row by the readers of Sacramento magazine and viewers of KCRA. We have classes for people of all ages and all classes are taught by friendly certified instructors.
The knowledgeable staff at Kinetic Cycles extends the lives of bicycles with full bike tune-ups and outfits riders with high-performance cycling apparel. Kinetic Cycles stocks its showroom with a full lineup of bike apparel and accessories. Instead of coating themselves in several sirloin steaks, bikers can add an extra layer of insulation with Specialized Therminal arm warmers ($35) and leg warmers ($40) or ready themselves for winter rides with a pair of wind- and waterproof Louis Garneau Super Prestige gloves ($44.99).
Golf balls blast off from tee boxes before falling gently onto the greens at Bradshaw Ranch Golf Course, where players can hone short-game skills across a nine-hole, par 3 layout with holes ranging from 84 to 218 yards in length. Confident swings are rewarded on the third and fourth holes, where tee shots must soar above ponds and get clearance from earthworm air-traffic controllers in order to reach the green safely. Golfers looking to improve their swing can head to the pro shop to stock up on the latest gear.
#####Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course Designed by Perry Dye—the third-generation course architect of the prolific Dye family—Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course weaves its 6,158-yard layout through ponds and pines. With its 96 acres nestled along the Sacramento River, the course features undulating greens and water on seven holes to make hearts thump and drivers quake inside their head covers. On the par 3 17th—the course's signature hole and a near replica of the PGA-stumping Sawgrass 17th—golfers must land their tee shots on a treacherous island green. This par 71 layout pairs with practice facilities that include a hitting cage with complimentary practice balls, a chipping area, and a practice green. Course at a Glance:
A 27-hole complex comprised of a championship-length 18-hole course, a 9-hole executive layout, and a multifaceted practice area, Bing Maloney Golf Course raises clubbers from beginner to pro. Generous fairways characterize the 18-hole layout, though the course still boasts a handful of tricky tee shots. At the par 4 12th hole—a 440-yarder considered one of the course's most difficult—golfers must wrap their drives around the outstretched catchers' mitts of an immense oak tree to have a decent look at the distant green. Bing Maloney's 9-hole executive course lets golfers hunt pins in pared-down, time-efficient rounds, and its 40-station, lighted driving range hosts swing sessions during the day and after hours. Course at a Glance:
Clint Robinson's U.S. Air Force duty took him around the world, but it was his time in South Korea that made the biggest mark. There, he learned the art of tae kwon do—and the positive fitness and values associated with it. When he returned to the states and left the Air Force, it didn't take long for him to found his own martial-arts school. More than 40 years and 19 locations later, Robinson's Taekwondo continues to thrive on the same principles on which Clint founded his business: excellence, personal attention, and tradition. He now counts children's, adult, and family programs as part of his curriculum. With continued training, students of all ages not only hone their fitness, but also improve their mental sharpness, self-confidence, and discipline.