A popular training ground for PGA Tour players and a regular tournament host course on The Golden State Tour, The Golf Club at Rancho California's 18-hole course is a worthy challenge for golf's elite talents. Originally designed in 1970 by famed architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the course incorporates the rolling hills of Temecula Valley?a feature that golfers encounter throughout the course, especially as they approach the third tee, which is perched 100 feet above the fairway. Water hazards imperil ill-struck golf balls on eight holes, including a treacherous stretch in the middle of the round where golfers encounter water on six of seven consecutive holes. Despite its sterling reputation, the Club continues to make improvements on the course. Management recently lengthened the par 72 to stretch more than 7,200 yards to compensate for the longer drives created by new technology and the diminishing force of gravity associated with Earth's perpetual shrinking.
While the back tees may be enough to give Tour pros a challenge, the course offers five tee options to accommodate players of all abilities. A practice green and driving range let golfers get acquainted with the course's Bermuda grass surface and the earthworms that emerge to compliment a well-struck drive.
Designed by renowned course architect David Rainville—whose resumé includes famed courses such as Indian Wells Country Club—the 18-hole California Oaks course stretches across 5,218 yards of bucolic Southern California topography. Towering trees, intervening ponds, and immense bunkers conspire to kidnap wayward balls throughout the course, and the club's immaculate fairways provide a hospitable landing zone for pinpointed drives and golf-obsessed extraterrestrials. A stream flows alongside every hole, adding a sense of continuity to rounds as golfers contend with each on-course challenge. After 18-hole expeditions, players can replenish at Oaks Bar & Grill, which, like the course itself, affords customers splendid views of the Temecula Valley, the San Jacinto mountain range, and the cloud-like spirits of drowned golf balls trying to contact 9-irons from the beyond.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-70 course (par 68 from the ladies' tees) * Designed by David Rainville * Length of 5,218 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 66.1 from the farthest tees * Slope of 122 from the farthest tees * Three tee options
In 2005, Jason Williams and Ken Faught assembled a team of experienced racers and designers to create the driving experience at Pole Position Raceway. Williams, a motocross racer since 1984, and Faught, a three-time land-speed record holder at the Bonneville Salt Flats, recruited professional drivers Kurt Busch and Jeremy McGrath to help their engineers. They reimagined every detail of the track from the ground up, creating indoor courses that balance the grip of asphalt with the swervy fun of polished, concrete slick tracks. Pole Position?s Formula EK20 Pro Karts rumble over the track powered by 18-horsepower motors (nearly triple that of average gas karts), which reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour without filling the temperature-controlled arenas with fumes.
After the first Pole Position Raceway opened in Corona, California, it soon spawned 14 locations stretching to the Atlantic. Technicians maintain the fleet via handheld computers, and top drivers are regularly sent out to evaluate karts? handling and reading comprehension. During races, up to 12 guests compete in contests that last about 10 minutes.
The board-certified physicians at The Vein Clinic of Temecula Valley want to see more skin. They notice that patients with varicose and spider veins often hide the purple and red squiggles with longer clothes, thicker makeup, or hot-dog costumes. To restore clients’ confidence, the physicians address veins with services including tried-and-true injections and advanced laser treatments. Surface laser treatments deftly fade red spider veins and red freckles without breaking the skin or incurring patient downtime.
The technicians demonstrate their dedication to patients by creating a pleasant experience that continues beyond the initial treatment. During each varicose-vein treatment or PRP skin-rejuvenation treatment, the staff play the client’s choice of music. After varicose-vein treatments, unsightly red bumps often develop. Rather than letting these heal on their own—which may take weeks—the staff invite patients back for a complimentary treatment to banish these bumps, leaving legs as smooth as an oiled bald cap.
At Trampoline Cageball & Climbing Gym, visitors build strength, endurance, and awareness while participating in contact-free competition on several obstacle courses and inside innovative sports arenas. The facility's namesake, trampoline cageball, places participants in a one-on-one contest on an enclosed, Olympic-size trampoline. Players can reach heights up to 14 feet in the air while attempting to toss a 20-ounce palmable ball into the opponent's hoop, in a game that unifies the basic concepts of basketball, volleyball, and moon ballet.
In addition to burning calories and strengthening vestigial wings, visitors exercise total body musculature on obstacle courses such as the Ninja Warrior. Ninja Warrior challenges participants with varying routes on a 17-foot climbing wall and a ladder that requires significant upper body strength and a desire to impress potential mates in order to finish. Trampoline Cageball & Climbing Gym also provides free weights, slack lines, and climbing ropes.
Inspiration can come from unexpected places. An article on infant massage, for example, kindled Dawnn Russell's passion for massage therapy and led her to attend Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, where her education included more than 1,800 hours of massage instruction and practice. As a certified therapist, Dawnn draws on her extensive training and subsequent years of experience to soothe aching backs and shoulders at her studio within NC3 Fitness. Dawnn believes that everyone can benefit from a massage, so she makes it her policy to treat clients of all ages?including one who recently reached her 101st birthday. She tailors each session to her clients' needs, employing modalities such as sports, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massage as she and they see fit. Ailments such as stress, fibromyalgia, and dislocated vestigial tails don't stand a chance against her therapeutic strokes.