Joking cries of “fore!” punctuate the convivial chatter, clinking glasses, and thwacking clubs at Beyond Golf Sports & Spirits, a full-service bar dotted with indoor golf simulators. From all sides of the bar, the simulators emit the glow of famous ocean, desert, and mountainside courses from around the world, including Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. The links come to life thanks to high-resolution photographs and GPS technology, and the simulators track drives accurately to within 1 yard. Though staffers stockpile a variety of clubs and putters, golfers may bring their own clubs or a collection of mannequin legs from home. Since players needn’t worry about chasing down balls, they can focus on improving their game with the help of the simulator’s swing breakdown, which targets the strengths and weaknesses of each player’s stance, arc, and swing.
Champion Sport Karate embraces the five character-boosting tenets of tae kwon do?courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit?to effectively imbue their students with martial-arts know-how. Guests absorb combative techniques in the 10,000-square-foot facility during kickboxing, tae kwon do, sport karate, and afterschool programs. Youngsters aged 3?7 can spar safely at Little Dragons and Kicking Tigers classes, which sharpen motor skills as well as discipline, confidence, and the ability to cut their own sandwiches in half with a hand chop. All sessions weave fitness elements into their routines, coordinating jabs and jumps that tone muscle while fending off surplus calories.
The 18 wide fairways at Papio Greens Golf Center stretch toward smooth, par 3 greens designed to be manageable and challenging for both beginner and advanced players. Groundskeepers and staff have styled the complex as a place where families can take to the links together. Young golfers can be found preparing for their upcoming junior-league tournaments on the facility's water driving range, and adult players await their tee time by rehearsing bunker chips on the nearby practice green. Certified teaching pro Mike DeBoer teaches onsite clinics and private lessons that help beginners sharpen their swings and cut down on balls lost to the water hazards and intergalactic wormhole framing the course. Night or day, players can practice their putting beneath the lights that illuminate 36 holes of miniature golf.