Designed by golf great Arnold Palmer, The Legend at Arrowhead's 18-hole, par-72 course connects across 7,005 yards of blended bermuda and rye grasses. As golfers move across the short-grass corridors, mature palm trees and deep bunkers loom on the periphery along with six ponds that will test players' accuracy and ability to keep thirsty sand wedges from straying to the water's edge. Before taking to the first tee, golfers can warm up at the club's driving range, which gives them a feel for the turf they will encounter on the course with all-grass hitting areas. Stationed beside the course, the Legend Lakeside Grill remains open until dusk, offering a convenient place for golfers to unwind after a round or see how quickly they can flip through every single channel on the restaurant's three televisions.
Course at a Glance: * Designed by Arnold Palmer * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 7,005 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.1 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Scorecard
Antoine M. Dumas conducts lessons at Union Hills Golf and Country Club, showing students how to break through scoring plateaus by improving their swing technique, short game skills, and strategy. When they're ready, golfers can head out onto the course alongside Antoine for a playing lesson. During these sessions, he will coach the player on strategic thinking as well as course management, a critical aspect of the game that determines when a golfer should lay up.
When the bright Arizona sun rises over Arrowhead Country Club, it bathes a sprawling 18-hole golf course, pristine tennis courts, and an azure swimming pool in warm light. Meanwhile, inside the club's 33,000-square-foot health center, cardio and strength-training machines beep and clang as certified instructors lead lively boot-camp, cycling, and Les Mills classes. Tending to beauty as well as health, the club also houses a luxurious spa and salon, where specialists pamper guests with massages, facials, and manicures and stylists transform coifs with haircuts and color treatments.
Cari Lopez has spent her entire life in the water. Throughout her childhood, she splashed in the pool and swam competitively for ten years. As an adult, she now puts her skills into practice by teaching private swim lessons. During lessons, children six months and older practice water-safety skills, while older children work on techniques including freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and walking on water. In addition to swim lessons, Cari provides water therapy for children with disabilities, using her experience both as an instructor and as the mother of a child with special needs.
Inside the nearly 6,000-square-foot Gent's Boxing Club, trainers turn punch-shy patrons into confident fist-slingers, testing their newfound sparring skills in a full-size ring. Before women and men step through the ropes, instructors run them through customized one-on-one or group training regimens that incorporate equipment such as weights, cardio machines, and more than 40 bags. Teachers also construct strenuous workouts around jabs, fancy footwork, and techniques for using referees as human shields in boxing fitness classes six days a week. Adept at working with beginners and pros alike, the club's trainers take any student above the age of eight.
A student of martial arts since 1974, Master Tim Elliott employs the skills he has acquired to help boys and girls build confidence, strength, and discipline. A supportive faculty of black belts and orange girdles call mini kickers to the mats from 9 a.m. to noon for introductory lessons in the Korean martial art of Tae Soo Do. The low student-to-teacher ratio of 6 to 1 ensures that trainees develop a reverent attitude toward their developing talents along with nuanced instruction in self-defense. Legs brace bodies as feet soar during standing, jumping, and spinning kicks; arms rocket forward in various grabs at undefended wrists and ice-cream cones. The camp concludes with a graduation ceremony and a certificate to celebrate each student's increased flexibility, confidence, and passing resemblance to Jean Claude van Damme.