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Situated on the shores of Laguna Madre, South Padre Island Golf Club spans 6,931 yards of coastal, palm-tree-lined terrain. Though the seaside locale affords aces a veritable bunkerful of picturesque vistas, ocean winds and hole-hugging water hazards demand precise drives, pinpoint approaches, and earplugs to guard against caddying sirens. The course’s challenging nature is tempered by five different tee options, making the links surmountable for developing divoteers but still engaging for workaday wedge wizards. Steer your included, obedient golf cart right along the coast on holes three through eight and gawk at the South Padre Island skyline, or reenact the most memorable events from the Texas Senior Open, which was previously hosted by the course. The club also houses a practice driving range, putting green, and a short-game area for testing windmill-thwarting mini-golf approaches.

1 Ocelot Trail Rd
Laguna Vista,
TX
US

Galvan's Martial Arts' instructors possess a broad range of specialties. They combine striking arts such as karate and kicboxing with grappling-focused combat forms such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and aikido. And while the philosophy behind each technique may differ, the instruction also includes how to blend the different styles into a broader method of combat for use in mixed martial arts or practical self-defense.

2310 N Expressway
Brownsville,
TX
US

Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary at McAllen and Edinburg locations.

1508 South Sugar Road
Edinburg,
TX
US

Drop kicking good times to doorsteps across Rio Grand Valley, Games2U rolls out a multisensory mobile-gaming experience to adults, kids, or kid-like adults complete with laser lights, fog machines, and booming audio. Each truck contains 5 game consoles, where itchy thumbs can challenge neighbors to ping-pong battles on Wii Sports or attempt to climb "Stairway to Heaven" for the 18th time via Guitar Hero. Birthday parties of up to 20 kids can train for the day they'll get to drive the nation's banana-peel-strewn roadways with Mario Kart Wii, and corporate-retreat participants bored with typical team-building exercises can pwn their supervisors at Call of Duty. Though not covered by this Groupon, booked parties may choose to add on outdoor laser tag or giant hamster balls.

1201 Sandpiper Avenue
Mc Allen,
TX
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old?12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents magazine.

6500 N 10th St
McAllen,
TX
US

Team Tiger Martial Arts blends traditional techniques and modern training methods in its martial-arts classes. Students learn to kick and punch in cardio-kickboxing, tae kwon do, and Warrior Fitness and Strengthening classes. In addition to self-defense, the studio runs a variety of fitness classes?including yoga, tai chi, and Zumba?that build lean muscle.

2412 Buddy Owens Ave
McAllen,
TX
US