Fort Stellacoom Golf Course has all the rolling hills, glittering water hazards, and forested groves you might expect at a golf course. It also has what you might not expect?soccer balls. That's because in addition to regular golf, the course also offers FootGolf, a combination of golf and soccer that challenges players to kick a #5 regulation soccer ball into holes measuring 21 inches in diameter. The 2,181-yard, part-71 FootGolf course includes 18 holes, which are placed closer together to account for the shorter shot distance. Otherwise, the rules are the same as in golf?players strive to reach their target in as few kicks as possible, and at the end, the player with the lowest score on their scorecard wins.
The golf course itself covers a flat parcel of terrain with a nine-hole, par 34 [layout](http://www.lakespanawaygc.com/-course(2) that measures a modest 2,491 yards when played from the farther of two tee options. Open fairways sparsely lined with evergreens put beginners at ease while inviting more experienced golfers to shoot for low scores, as solid drives can set up potential eagle opportunities on two short par 4s and the 440-yard, par 5 fifth hole. The relatively level setting makes the course easy to walk, though Fort Steilacoom offers golf carts for those who haven?t taught their caddy the art of the piggyback ride. Fort Steilacoom complements its course with a practice area, a snack bar, and a full-service pro shop where golfers can rent clubs.
Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 34 course * Length of 2,491 yards from the farther tees * Course rating 62.1 from the farther tees (adjusted for a par score of 68) * Slope rating of 96 from the farther tees * Two tee options * [Scorecard](http://www.lakespanawaygc.com/-scorecard(2)
The crescendo and decrescendo of buzzing 200cc Subaru Robin engines swing through the interior of Grand Prix Raceway like a pendulum. The noise loudens as the Italian go-karts dart past the checkered starting line, then softens as they speed away at up to 35 miles per hour. Audible during races, parties, and leagues, the karts weave through a winding quarter-mile European-style racetrack that has a banked corner, an AMB computerized scoring and timing system, and enough width to drift through corners without bumping into cops.
Away from the rink, the players who make up Dockyard Derby Dames could be seen as teachers, accountants, nurses, journalists, and moms. But once they strap on a pair of skates, these women become warriors of the track—impassioned athletes with a thirst for victory who wear bruises like badges of honor. The league was founded in 2005 by a small group of skaters, and has since grown to include four teams. Today, it even boasts a travel team that treks across the country to face other squads and make sure the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans both have enough water in them. Dedicated as they are to the sport, though, the ladies of Dockyard Derby Dames are equally committed to giving back to the community by sponsoring charities and participating in community outreach events.