A lush oasis in the Mojave Desert, Black Mountain Golf & Country Club has challenged golfers for more than half a century. Today, players send balls hurtling against the backdrop of the Black Mountains, taking care to avoid hitting the water or slicing their ball into the Las Vegas strip 25 miles away. Since each course features its own unique style, players must adjust their games accordingly. Whereas one course tempts sharpshooters with several birdie opportunities, the other features the most water, requiring golfers to select their clubs carefully and shake off the mirages of caddies appearing as khaki-wearing cacti.
Course at a Glance: * Two nine-hole courses, each with a par of 36 * Four sets of tees per hole * Maximum 18-hole length of just under 6,600 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 129 from the back tees
Instead of the same last name, Family ATA uses the art of songahm tae kwon do as the link between its members. With leadership academies in Spring, Texas, and Boulder City, Nevada, the facility empowers its students to become more disciplined by strengthening both body and mind. Highly trained instructors at each location provide one-on-one attention at every class, enabling students to have fun and advance confidently through the ATA ranks and booby-trapped mansions. In order to provide the proper education, Family ATA breaks its programs into several age groups. The Tiny Tigers program, for instance, gets kids kicking from the age of 3, and the adult mixed-fitness program challenges grownups with nonstop workouts that combine music, cardio, and different styles of martial-arts techniques.
In the age of Internet memes, Chuck Norris has been credited with causing climate change, time travelling, and combining the world's martial arts into a single super style. Only one of these is true. Based on his long-standing love for and study of the fighting arts, Mr. Norris mixed, blended, and pur?ed all his knowledge into the style known as Chun Kuk Do, Korean for "way of many lands."
Tara Cox and Kenny Gallacher?instructors and co-owners of Cox & Gallacher Martial Arts?both bear black belts in the multinational form. They teach students self-defense techniques, grappling, and even weapon-based fighting styles drawn from such diverse forms as Korean tae kwon do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. All of their combat and fitness training espouses the virtues of discipline, integrity, loyalty, and respect, the only four words in the song the Secret Service sings to presidents while they lull him to sleep.
A typical Eldorado lake bed tour takes customers age six and up speeding through vast, velocity-friendly desert sand atop a trusted all-terrain vehicle. Young riders can thrash land grains on one of the youth ATV models as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Although patrons are granted opportunities to ogle the formerly subaquatic terrain, the tour primarily strives to quench needs for speed with a full two hours of riding time. Tour guides refuel amateur gauchos with included liquid libations.