Sculpted through wooded acres of parkland terrain, Silver King Golf Club's 18-hole course unfolds across 6,600 yards of fairways and greens pristine from recent, extensive renovations. Cerulean waters and sand bunkers populated by displaced sunbathers loom throughout the course, offering mild penalties for errant drives and ill-measured approaches. The club keeps its golfers' pin-hunting skills sharp with a driving range and onsite golf lessons while helping players loop the links in style with a pro shop full of form-fitting shirts, sturdy shoes, and bedazzled golf gloves. As clubbers trace powerful drives into the Southern sky, the club's onsite snack bar keeps appetites at bay with cold sports drinks, soft drinks, and light fare.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: PGA Professional Golf Lessons
Pro Tip: David Musial, PGA has been teaching golfers of all levels for over (20) years
Good for Kids: Yes
The professionally trained specialists at Fairhope Bicycle Company maintain a stable of brand-name aluminum and carbon steeds alongside an assortment of accessories and tune-up services. Apparel ranging from socks ($5–$10) to jerseys ($50–$100) outfits riders for a model photo finish atop Trek, Pinarello, and Gary Fisher–brand two wheelers—or an upcoming tight-clothes convention. Trek-certified fit specialists perform personalized bike fittings (starting at $100) to pinpoint optimum performance for every anatomical arrangement. Cycle-savvy mechanics conduct precision tune-ups ($65–$150) and various adjustments for headsets ($12), hubs ($20), brakes ($12), and more, and abundant lubes, degreasers and cleaners ($10-$20) please amateur mechanics and rusted robots posing as fitness enthusiasts. Multiple levels of bikes begging to churn their chains gleam along Fairhope Bicycle Company’s expansive aisles. Committed to lavishing the freewheeling bike lifestyle on all of its customers, the helpful staff cultivates a community of cycling enthusiasts from novice pedal pushers to hardcore racers with expert guidance and local bike events.
Signature service: Perry Guy
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Prefer reservations one day in advance
Cypress Lakes Golf Club’s course was designed by William Amick to rise and fall across the natural landscape for 6,396 yards of fairways hugged by gentle waters and towering trees. Unlike most Floridian links, the course unfurls across somewhat mountainous terrain, where cresting hilltops can obscure distant targets, leading to blind shots that aren’t just the result of opponents kicking sand in your eyes. Fairways bob and weave around groves of leyland cypress trees, more than 300 crepe myrtle trees, and 500 lush azaleas, giving advantage to players who can work drives and approaches around the arboreal impediments. A circuit of streams ebbs and flows across the picturesque par 71, adding to the native obstacles and striking fear into the caramel hearts of hydrophobic golf balls. A roaming beverage cart slakes midround thirsts, and the club also boasts a driving range with grass hitting areas and a fully stocked pro shop.
Course at a Glance: * Designed by William Amick * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,396 yards from farthest tees * Course rating of 70.4 from farthest tees * Slope rating of 118 from farthest tees * Four tee options
James Rothery served as a military policeman for 10 years, serving two tours of duty in Iraq and training other military personnel in hand-to-hand combat. It was telling, then, that after investigating many styles of martial arts, he chose to stick with wu zu quan kung fu. The name of his chosen art translates as "Five Ancestor Fist," describing its history as a combination of styles. James breaks those styles into digestible chunks for his students, arming them slowly with more advanced skills or simply focusing on fitness and self-defense for those interested in purely practical applications.