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
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.
Dr. Andrew Tibbitts loves a challenge. At some point in his life, someone must have said to him, “I challenge you to build a dental practice specializing in virtually every facet of dentistry, ranging from general and family to restorative and cosmetic.” Then someone else must have said, “I defy you to perform full-mouth reconstruction and total smile transformation—two of dentistry’s most challenging procedures.” Whether these challenges actually happened, Dr. Tibbitts—along with his colleague, Dr. Sewell—has fulfilled each one and now devotes himself to developing relationships with his patients through a combination of comprehensive planning and a uniquely comforting office.
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Vital Climbing Gym combines the facilities of a rock-climbing center with the comforts of a coffee lounge, giving members a place to strengthen their bodies and relax their minds. The 24-hour gym entices members to climb at any time of day without concern for injury on rocky walls that are built for bouldering, a style of climbing that keeps climbers low to the ground and requires no safety equipment or backup support. Before or after climbing sessions, clients can relax on a comfortable couch, sip a hot beverage from the espresso machine, connect to the gym’s WiFi network, and talk technique with fellow climbers.
Named after the yoga principle of self-surrender and devotion, Isvara Yoga and its staff dedicate themselves to their clients’ physical and spiritual well-being during 18 weekly Hatha yoga and body-sculpting classes. New students and amnesiacs with 24-hour memories engage in one-hour sessions of introductory Isvara 1, covering basic poses intended to strengthen the body. Sculpt Fusion classes combine fitness-furthering weight training with basic Hatha postures to tone muscles, open joints, and ease tight ligaments. The serene studio, which boasts copious natural light, hosts a rotating selection of special workshops that spices up the stacked schedule like oregano-flavored Pop Rocks, including a monthly Laughing Yoga class that improves circulation through vigorous chuckling.