Sports in Jacksonville

95% Off at Lee Brothers Martial Arts

Lee Brothers Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$395 $20

Age- and skill-specific martial arts classes led by experienced instructors at four studios

Up to 76% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Karate Party

ATA Karate

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Classes teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults in karate, tae kwon do, and Krav Maga styles

Up to 50% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

The Country Club of Johnston County

Smithfield

$120 $60

Foursomes load into two carts and zigzag across 6,573 yards of rolling terrain on an 18-hole course dotted with mature trees and four ponds

Up to 63% Off at North Carolina Golf Academy

North Carolina Golf Academy

Jack Britt

$75 $35

Private golf lessons teach new players the rules and help develop experienced players' swings

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Try Self Defense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 59% Off at Keith Hills Golf Club

Keith Hills Golf Club

Buies Creek

$45 $22

Golfers saddle up in a golf cart and choose two of the 9-hole sides at a 27-hole golf facility perched on the banks of the Cape Fear River

Up to 59% Off Golf at Azalea Sands Golf Club

Azalea Sands Golf Club

North Myrtle Beach

$110 $50

(5)

Course characterized by water hazards on 15 holes and strategically placed bunkers throughout

Up to 55% Off Kids' Summer Camp

Octopus Learning and Development Center

Northeast Raleigh

$45 $22

Kids learn illustration and book-binding as well as other languages; camps for all ages celebrate themes such as food, art, and dance

Electric Run – Up to 40% Off 5K Entry and T-Shirt

Electric Run

North Carolina State Fairgrounds

$79 $49

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

79% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$278 $59

Students of all ages build strength, endurance, and flexibility in martial-arts classes such as tae kwon do and hapkido

Up to 64% Off Rock Climbing at Triangle Rock Club

Triangle Rock Club

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

(25)

Skilled instructors teach climbers to ascend rock walls; once they get the hang of the sport, students can practice at the gym for two weeks

Up to 79% Off Karate and Fitness Classes

Triangle's Best Karate

Northwest Raleigh

$125 $29

Karate classes include both pre-choreographed kata and sparring techniques; fitness classes include Zumba, bootcamp, kickboxing & jazzercise

Up to 75% Off Golf-Instruction Packages

Triangle Golf Complex

Umstead

$260 $65

Golf complex with year-round driving range, PGA professional instructors, and a practice putting green

Up to 67% Off Bike Tune-Up

Trilife

Umstead

$90 $30

Technicians true wheels, adjust brakes and derailleurs, check headset tension, and clean wheels and frame

83% Off One-Month Membership at UFC Gym

UFC Gym

Multiple Locations

$288 $49

Burn up to 1,000 calories per hour in classes such as boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts cardio.

Up to 57% Off Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps 

Lee Brothers Tae Kwon Do

North Raleigh

$27 $12

A black-belt instructor leads droves of fitness students through intense kickboxing workouts

Up to 49% Off Summer Football Camp

Carolina Copperheads Football & Cheerleading

Multiple Locations

$325 $175

Each participant receives a free T-shirt and trophy

Select Local Merchants

Cleaved into a dense forest of long-needle pines, Beau Rivage Golf & Resort’s course takes golfers careening across 18 holes of immaculate fairways as they gently undulate into picturesque elevation changes. Towering tree lines, tight doglegs, and intervening water hazards haunt golfers throughout the round, forcing clubbers into multiple blind shots and at least one shot from a tree canopy.

Suites stretching to 900 square feet, replete with a separate common area, kitchenette, and in-room wet bar, overlook the verdant greens. Private patios and balconies proffer views of the lush course, and the hotel's 19th Hole bar and lounge serves libations and heaping helpings of trivia and karaoke. The resort ensures days start off right, dishing out hot breakfast at the Verandah Bar & Grill at 7 a.m. and encouraging warm-ups on the 10,000-square-foot putting green and elevated driving range.

649 Rivage Promenade
Wilmington,
NC
US

Echo Farms Golf & Country Club evokes the links-style courses of Scotland on its 18-hole championship golf course. That’s because renowned British architect Ian Scott Taylor worked his magic on the original design, improving everything from landscape to length. Tiff-eagle bermuda grass greens provide a challenge for players of all stripes, and the adjacent Cape Fear River adds a natural obstacle throughout play. Elsewhere, the country club offers five tennis courts and a competitive-sized swimming pool.

4114 Echo Farms Blvd
Wilmington,
NC
US

Jack honorably served in the United States military for 20 years. Now an NRA certified instructor, he draws upon that fundamental experience to educate people in the responsibilities of possessing and using firearms. Along with Michael, a veteran sheriff's deputy from Colorado, Jack balances classroom sessions and range time to teach students rules for safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals, and pistol cleaning techniques that don’t involve dishwashers. The duo also teaches instructor courses to train the next generation of certified teachers. In addition, Jack also employs Aaron, a certified and experienced gunsmith, who, in addition to acting as an NRA-certified range safety officer (RSO) and instructor in several shooting sports disciplines, is well-versed in the cleaning, repair, and alignment of firearms including long rifles, shotguns, and handguns.

112 Winston Dr.
Goldsboro,
North Carolina
US

Spring Bank Equestrian Center is an equine playland equipped with pristine facilities including a 17-stall barn, a jumping ring, and a lighted, covered arena. Throughout the year, head trainer Cynthia Cooke uses her well-appointed stomping grounds for instructing students on proper riding technique, a life calling that won her the East Coast Trainer of the Year award in 2010.

390 Old Highway 111
Goldsboro,
NC
US

Some people are born with a misplaced overabundance of self-confidence, as the popularity of karaoke bars can attest, but most develop the trait by accomplishing feats they never believed they were capable of. The black-belt-wearing, championship-winning instructors that helm ATA Karate’s 6 locations seek to foster that self-confidence by teaching students the art of self-defense in its many forms, including tae kwon do and Krav Maga. With a client base ranging from toddlers to adults, the ATA staff keeps people empowered and fit by demonstrating effective ways to properly punch, kick, and look cool in slow motion. In addition to teaching martial arts, instructors host leadership programs that show kids how to avoid the perils of peer pressure and adults how to maintain order in their lives. They also cover topics such as dealing with bullies and eliminating child abductions in a series of regular workshops.

3700 S Memorial Dr
Greenville,
NC
US

Cleaved into the rolling bluffs of the Carolina countryside, The Country Club of Johnston County's 18-hole, Ellis Maples–designed course encompasses 6,573 yards of well-groomed fairways and greens. Dense tree lines guide clubbers across the picturesque par 72, obstructing shots as players attempt to keep orbs on fairways that dog-leg and kitty-purr their way toward distant greens. Ponds dot the emerald landscape on four different holes, threatening ill-struck orbs and foreshadowing eventual retreats to the Club's outdoor pool. The stately complex keeps guests energized with a menu of savory grill fare, while outdoor tennis courts sate appetites for loose yellow fuzz. A dazzling banquet hall stands at the Club's epicenter, where reunited friends and wedding parties can enjoy a warmly lit ballroom, dance floor, and bar.

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by Ellis Maples
  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Length of 6,573 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 71.9 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 132 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
694 Country Club Rd
Smithfield,
NC
US