The Divide, so named because it straddles Mecklenburg and Union Counties, entices golfers with spacious bermuda-grass fairways and bent-grass greens designed by course architect John Casell II. Holes 2, 5, 12, and 18 boast a par 5, keeping players on their toes until the very end of each round. Golfers can visit a bunker in the short-game practice area to train for the course’s sand-guarded putting greens or hone their long game at the practice facility’s 20 hitting stations. Before afternoon games, guests fuel up on The Grill’s porch, munching burgers under lazily twirling fans. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,922 yards from the farthest set of tees * Course rating of 74.4 from the farthest set of tees * Slope rating of 137 from the farthest set of tees * See the scorecard
Executive Links transforms the golf course into a meeting room?or a classroom, depending on your needs. With professional instructors stationed all across the U.S., the company has created a novel new way to do business while playing a round of golf: you can have one of its professional instructors join you and your business associates out on the course.
During rounds, instructors provide corrective advice on technique, all while the rest of the group talks shop. But Executive Links' services aren't limited to business-related packages. The company also offers on-course playing lessons, as well as individual swing lessons with video analysis that makes it easy to pinpoint mistakes or spot ghosts blowing the ball off the tee right before a swing.
At Trim Up, a gym run for and by women, trainees exercise independently on meticulously cleaned machinery or bask in the communal vibes of workout classes in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and Zumba. The gym’s whole-body vibration plates stimulate rarely used fast-twitch muscle fibers, working 98%–100% of muscles up to 3,000 times per minute, a feat usually only achievable when measured in dog minutes. The center’s detox diet retrains stomachs to crave healthy foods by sifting out late-onset allergens. Members can also enjoy discounted onsite sunless spray tans, which bronze skin to a choice of three shades with Mystic Tan’s MyMyst System.
During your two personal training sessions, one of ZX Fitness’ experienced personal trainers will work with you to assemble exercises that help you best accomplish your fitness goals, be they tightening your core, shedding extra pounds, improving muscular strength, or picking winning bingo cards. Then you’ll be let loose to use your newfound knowledge and six-week pass during all ZX Fitness group fitness classes and in its fully-loaded facility, which has cardio decks, basketball courts, free weights, large locker rooms, circuit training equipment, juice bars, a supervised children’s area, and more. Group fitness classes, of which there are more than 20, include cycling, dance, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, and strength training. Unwind after a day of sweating and stretching by watching a sports game on one of the many HDTVs, or warm your socks while dehydrating fresh prunes in the sauna. Class schedules differ at each location.
Turn & Burn Lacrosse’s coterie of former and current collegiate lacrosse players and coaches lavishes hard-won lax learnings onto pupils of all skill levels during training clinics and league play. During the clinic, trainees can marinate raw skills in a two-hour medley of position-based instruction, with particular attention to proper techniques, fundamental play, and safely liberating butterflies from stick nets. The clinic, open to players of all abilities, includes a Turn & Burn T-shirt and sticker. Alternately, league play fosters the development of junior lacrosse lovers with weekly 90-minute sessions that combine skill drills, positional strategies, and live games. Grouped by age and ability, stick wielders can reap the fruits of valuable, expert-led practice in an encouraging environment that emphasizes on-field skills such as shooting, passing, and defense, as well as a commitment to lacrosse's time-honored traditions of good sportsmanship, character, and intimidating shoulder-pad graphics.