The 18-hole Reidy Creek Golf Course covers 2,582 yards in the rugged hills of Escondido, supplying guests with a scenic backdrop for club-based revelry. The rolling terrain of the par 54 course—intertwined with manmade obstacles such as sculpted bunkers, sinuous lakes, and wind—challenges golfers as they attempt holes-in-one. The distinctive course, designed by the notable engineers at Cal Olson Golf Architecture not to contain any two identical holes, contains a golf shop, café, and golf clinics taught by PGA professionals. ______________ Operating out of five courses throughout the greater San Diego area, JC Golf's Intro2Golf program fosters pin-hunting prowess with a shrewd blend of hands-on instruction, individual practice, and on-course experience designed to introduce the basics of golf to beginners. During the pressure-free sessions, JC Golf equips pupils with all the necessary equipment, saving neophytes the hassle of rustling up their own sets of clubs or graphite shaft bananas. Three additional buckets of range balls grant golfers the spherical tools necessary to implant newly learned concepts into muscle memory. The package also allows clubbers to loop the links at their chosen course twice after 4 p.m. for an additional $10 per round, allowing them to test their mettle amid the brambly hazards and sand-trap curmudgeons found on every real course.
San Diego Fencing Center’s experienced coaches thrust confidence, improved agility, and the thrill of competition upon the suited shoulders of their dedicated disciples. After undertaking two lessons a week for one month, youths will know how to artfully parry foil flicks with proper footwork whilst advancing and riposting in turn. The Center’s six grounded, regulation-size strips allow for extensive hands-on training, and onsite shower facilities and convenient parking are a boon to parents and dusty compact cars.
The Earth Day Warrior Challenge lets racers exercise both brain and body with a slew of carbon-neutral obstacles. Runners flip over-sized truck tires, scale an eight-foot wall, and cross balance beams as they conquer each of the course’s fifteen obstacles. Games of tic-tac-toe and giant-sized jacks engage runners' minds as well. Following the race, runners kick back in a celebration village with a DJ, carnival-style games, and a collection of inflatables suitable for both adults and children. Runners can grab grub from a collection of San Diego’s best food trucks, saving banana peels for their next footrace against a gaggle of cartoon characters. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the San Pasqual School Foundation, which helps supplement music, art, and physical education at San Pasqual Union Elementary School.
Welk Resorts is proof that opportunity can strike at any moment. In 1964, Lawrence Welk was in San Diego with the intention of investing in a grove of orange trees, when he decided to take a drive. Inspired by his exploration, he changed his course; instead of procuring a grove, he bought a motel and a nine-hole golf course. As he began hosting shows and building additions at his recreation haven, Welk Resorts grew, and eventually became an international resort company with locations in California, Missouri, and Mexico.
Today, guests can swim in one of the resort pools, take in water sports, catch a show in one of the on-site theaters, or collect all the round, white jewels on the golf course. They can also explore each resort's hosted events, which range from Fathers' Day barbecues to farmers' markets.
Chris Cravens-Dang and Vu Dang put the Dang in Dang Good Yoga!, where they bring a combined 30 years of experience as holistic health practitioners to their studio. The talented instructors lead a wide variety of classes, from yoga to movement therapy classes. Hoop Flow fitness classes incorporate large, heavy hoops for a gyro-centric workout, and Tai Chi Chaun lessons teach the Chinese martial art known for its self-defense applications and health benefits. For a less labor-intensive form of relaxation, the studio offers a whole mess of massages, including hot stone, Thai, and acupressure.
Every Christmas morning, Jo Davis would run to the tree, eagerly searching her packages in the hopes of finding one large enough to conceal a horse. Jo never discovered a horse, pony, or even a poor man’s horse—a cow—underneath her family's tree, but she pursued her dream of riding by taking lessons and attending summer camps throughout high school. After that, she worked as a wrangler at the summer camp.
Today, Jo directs her own riding school, H&W Riding, at the Hoofs and Woofs Animal Rescue Ranch, a nonprofit rescue center for horses, cats, and dogs. Amid lush vegetation and rolling hills, Jo conducts lessons and camps with the ranch's four lesson horses: Ranger, Charlie, Tonka, and Lil' Dude.