Since 1986, Windermere has welcomed sultans of swing to relax and hone their skills with friends and family in a sophisticated, yet relaxed country-club atmosphere. The course recently finished a complete cosmetic makeover, renovating the greens, bunkers, driving range, and clubhouse with fresh bermuda-grass seed. Originally designed by Ward Northrup, the 18-hole, par 72 championship course caters to handicaps of all levels with 6,558 yards of meticulously manicured fairways, making it one of the newest and most handsome semiprivate clubs in the area. Thirteen holes border lakes, and 63 strategically placed bunkers challenge experienced golfers and give amateurs multiple chances to supplement their income with hidden sand dollars.
When he was just 6 years old, Franck Desboyaux started skiing with his parents in the south of France. His early experiences led to a lifelong fascination with water-based sport—one that led him to competitions around the globe and also to build his home on the back of a giant turtle. In 2009, Franck finished second at the Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup Stop in Russia, and in 2012, he splashed his way into third place at the U.S. Masters.
At Florida Ski School, Franck transforms from competitor to coach, drawing on a lifetime of aquatic wisdom to teach beginners, experts, and everyone in between. He leads lessons and camps in skiing and wakeboarding, and in some cases, takes his expertise on the road to conduct two-week clinics around the world.
Situated on the scenic shores of Lake Eola, Jammin Food and Rum Fest brings together delectable snacks paired with rum drinks from all over the world. As guests take sips at rum tastings, they also drink in the sounds of live DJs and radio personalities conducting meet-and-greets across the park's grassy expanses. Other festive activities include contests, giveaways, and interactive games, such as pin the tail on the rum cask.
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Extreme Laser Tag and Family Fun Center features arcade games, air hockey, and plenty of birthday party–ready eats and decor, but its central attraction is the constant battle for territory that engulfs its arena. Inside, teams of up to 40 players arm themselves with glowing vests and guns, exchanging volleys of invisible laser fire as they attempt to capture enemy bases. The venue rewards the stealthy, with foggy corridors and multiple levels encouraging sneak attacks, double backs, and clandestine meetings between opposing team members who’ve found unlikely love in the midst of war.
Six-time world champion. Number one in the world. Dishwasher safe. All of these phrases have been used to describe prolific water-skier Sammy Duvall. At his self-titled watersports center, Mr. Duvall helps visitors discover the aquatic activities that have defined his life. Piloting speedboats, his staff pulls tubers, wakeboarders, and water-skiers across Bay Lake. A parasail, emblazoned with a smiley-face design, elevates tandem riders over views of Florida's natural terrain and nearby theme parks. The water sport experts also lead jet-ski tours through Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon.