Sports in North Carolina

Up to 49% Off Summer Football Camp

Multiple Locations

$325 $175

Each participant receives a free T-shirt and trophy

Up to 70% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Party

Multiple Locations

$169.99 $52

Learn the basics of or celebrate a birthday with martial arts including Taekwondo and Hapkido

54% Off Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four

Winston Salem

$46 $21

Players traverse this 18-hole, par 60 course in a cart, honing their game on the short layout with a slope of 180 from the back tees

Up to 49% Off Canoe, Kayak, or SUP Trip

Durham

$39 $20

Paddlers take self-guided trips through Three Rivers area on canoes, kayaks, or stand-up padleboards; Saturday redemption is preferred

Up to 63% Off at North Carolina Golf Academy

Jack Britt

$75 $35

Private golf lessons teach new players the rules and help develop experienced players' swings

Up to 82% Off White Tiger Taekwondo

Cary

$483 $89

Classes for all ages six days a week at massive martial-arts center with koi pond, rock-climbing wall, and full gym facilities

Up to 52% Off Sunset Kayaking Trip for Two or Four

Wilmington

$150 $75

During an approximately three-hour jaunt, kayakers paddle through gentle waters at sunset toward picturesque island, where they eat dinner

Up to 68% Off Brazilian Jujitsu Classes

High Point

$60 $25

Accomplished martial artists impart self-defense skills, discipline, and confidence

95% Off at Lee Brothers Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$395 $20

Age- and skill-specific martial arts classes led by experienced instructors at four studios

Up to 62% Off Karate Birthday Party or Martial Arts Lessons

Asheville

$199 $99

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Instructors can teach students self-defense, confidence, and perseverance skills in martial-arts classes

Up to 41% Off 80's Retro Run

Charlotte

$59 $35

Retro-themed run encourages participants to come in '80s attire; includes T-shirt, headband, and access to after-party

Up to 61% Off at Hidden Valley Golf Club

West Columbia

$80 $40

18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,757 yards of immaculate fairways nestled in the shadows of mature hardwoods and carolina pines

Up to 79% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Multiple Locations

$115 $25

Instructors teach adults and kids the techniques of tae kwon do, a Korean martial art that focuses on discipline and self-defense

Up to 79% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Multiple Locations

$115 $25

Instructors teach adults and kids the techniques of tae kwon do, a Korean martial art that focuses on discipline and self-defense

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Huntersville

$139 $63

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54% Off Batting Sessions

Apex

$50 $23

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51% Off Bike Tune-Up Package

Waxhaw

$65 $32

Community-focused bike shop features free coffee bar and organizes events so cyclists can meet each other

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Jonesville

$89 $45

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89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 59% Off Kickboxing Classes

Matthews

$69 $29

Clients burn up to 500 calories during 30-minute kickboxing workouts divided into 3-minute intervals

Up to 57% Off at Winding Creek Golf Course

Thomasville

$90 $39

Veteran instructors help golfers groom their swings at driving range with 9,000 square feet of Bermuda grass hitting bays

Up to 54% Off Golf Game Evaluation

Garner

$150 $75

Golf game evaluation includes assessment of skills in all facets of the game, from swing to physical fitness

Up to 51% Off a Half- or Full-Day Kayak Rental

Lake Norman of Catawba

$50 $25

Water lovers spend hours kayaking on Lake Norman

Off Golf Package

Red Bridge Golf Club

$1,435 $189

VIP members enjoy ten group golf lessons that help improve their game, as well as ten 18-hole rounds of golf at a challenging course

Up to 62% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Lexington

$150 $59

Highly-trained and experienced coaches help clients learn self-defense and improve their physical fitness

Up to 51% Off at The Golf Club at Eagle Creek

Moyock

$66 $33

18 holes of a links-style course challenge golfers with wind, water, and wide-open spaces

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Clemmons

$49 $27

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Up to 64% Off Rock Climbing at Triangle Rock Club

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Skilled instructors teach climbers to ascend rock walls; once they get the hang of the sport, students can practice at the gym for two weeks

Up to 95% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Multiple Locations

$355 $20

Instructors teach kids teakwondo, helping them master martial moves and mental discipline

Up to 59% Off Eco Kayak Tour for One, Two, or Five

Todd

$120 $59

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Groups of aqueous adventurers paddle along the New River as guides educate them about the natural surroundings

Up to 58% Off at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club

Morganton

$86 $39

Players head out for 18-hole rounds of golf on a course designed by the renowned Donald Ross

Up to Half Off at Plantation Golf Club

Reidsville

$54 $27

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18-hole course opened in 1986 stretches for 6,194 yards from the back tees

Up to 51% Off Golf with Cart

Graham

$70 $35

Designed by Ellis Maples in 1969, 18-hole course sprawls across 155 acres of pinewood forest

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 82% Off Classes at Majest Martial Arts

Knightdale

$149 $35

Experienced instructors teach tae kwon do to both children and adults, building martial-arts skills and helping students feel empowered

49% Off Services

Mebane

$99 $50

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Up to 50% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Smithfield

$120 $60

Foursomes load into two carts and zigzag across 6,573 yards of rolling terrain on an 18-hole course dotted with mature trees and four ponds

40% Off Martial Arts

Rocky Mount

$95 $57

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Up to 61% Off at Carolina Adventure Guides

Charlotte,NC

$45 $19

Instructors guide participants of all levels in outdoor climbing or rappelling sessions; all equipment provided; bring snacks and water

79% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Master Chang’s Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$278 $59

Students of all ages build strength, endurance, and flexibility in martial-arts classes such as tae kwon do and hapkido

Up to 54% Off Discover Scuba Class

Greensboro

$120 $55

Course introduces beginners to scuba safety and equipment during classroom session and pool dive overseen by certified instructor

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Durham

$80 $29

Fitness classes for the whole family include martial arts, self-defense, and kids' karate

Sparkle Me Wild – Up to 52% Off 5K

Wake Med Soccer Field

$52 $25

Runners armed with packets of glittery color race toward the finish line

68% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

Wilmington

$120 $39

Learn technique and build up your overall fitness and self defense techniques with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in a studio

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Classes or Birthday Package

High Point

$119 $49

Black belt instructors teach a rich variety of martial arts in unlimited classes; birthday parties combine games and training

Up to 76% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Karate Party

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Classes teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults in karate, tae kwon do, and Krav Maga styles

50% Off

Asheville

$40 $20

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37% Off Volleyball or Basketball Camp

Carolina Courts Concord

$197.50 $125

Children and teens participate in three-day camps, which include numerous volleyball or basketball drills, to improve their sports skills

83% Off at Pro Martial Arts, Apex

Apex

$168.95 $29

Martial-arts classes instill confidence, self-defense skills, and well-being; Armor program teaches kids to stay safe from bullies

50% Off a Standup-Paddleboard Lesson

Multiple Locations

$125 $62

Certified WPA and PaddleFit instructors teach everything from safety to basic standup-paddleboard maneuvers

Half Off at Paschal Golf Club

Wake Forest

$48 $24

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Historic 9-hole course that has hosted legendary golfers such as Arnold Palmer invites golfers to loop the layout twice for an 18-hole round

Up to 53% Off Lessons at Scott Fossum Golf Schools

Emerald Lake Golf Club

$100 $49

PGA Master Professional in Instruction Scott Fossum helps clients learn fundamental golf skills during 60-minute or 9-hole golf lessons

Up to 74% Off Boxing-Gym Access

Cornelius

$47.50 $15

Unlimited access to boxing gym with 30-, 45-, and 60-minute workout classes that can start when you walk in the door

Up to 62% Off Golf at The Pines at Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City

$90 $40

Golfers play their way through the newly revamped 6,700 yd., par-72 course, surrounded by picturesque pine-tree forests

Up to 51% Off Golf Lessons

Salem Glen Country Club

$95 $47

PGA Class A instructor Steve Nixon assesses all elements of the golf swing and helps develop good habits with a set of prescribed drills

76% Off Championship Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$139 $34

Martial-arts studio offers programs for students aged 4 and up that teach self-defense moves, life skills & more

Up to 57% Off at Fuquay Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fuquay Varina

$75 $35

Through training and drills, participants learn the art of Brazilian jujitsu

Up to 51% Off Rock Climbing for One or Four

Boone

$19.95 $10

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Guests scramble up an outdoor climbing tower outfitted in a harness, helmet, and climbing shoes, while instructed from the ground by staff

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts or Women's Self-Defense Classes

Graham

$119.50 $35

Black belt instructors at family-oriented martial arts school specialize in age-specific training and self-defense classes tailored to women

57% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Charlotte

$30 $13

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56% Off Boxing

North Raleigh

$25 $11

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51% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Greensboro

$80 $39

Tae kwon do package for adults and kids includes one month of classes and a uniform

Tactical Kung Fu and MMA – Durham

Durham

$100 $39

Learn to punch and kick while burning calories at MMA academy; dance off calories in high-energy Zumba classes

Electric Foam 5K – 41% Off Entry

Raleigh

$59 $35

Costumed runners get covered with foam as they enjoy a no-pressure 5K to an after-party of dancing, EDM anthems, and more foam

Up to 50% Off Bike Tune-Up or Repairs

High Point

$60 $30

Staff provides thorough maintenance work with a one-hour tune-up or performs repairs on broken bike parts

80% Off at Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

$250 $49

One-month trial of unlimited martial-arts classes; choose from tae kwon do, hap ki do, and tae moo do

Up to 59% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes

Concord

$119 $49

Men, women, and children can take classes that focus on mixed martial arts, self-defense, or strength training and cardio

84% Off Martial Arts and ARMOR Classes

Wake Forest

$183.99 $29

Martial Arts classes for kids and adults impart discipline and boost strength; ARMOR program keeps kids safe from bullies and predators

Up to 88% Off a Private Lesson and Group Martial Arts Classes

Matthews

$290 $50

In private and group settings, instructors teach physical conditioning, strength, and flexibility, and Krav Maga or other defense techniques

Up to 55% Off Self-Defense Course

Cornelius

$50 $24

Experienced public safety trainers teach men, women, and children techniques designed to help avoid violent crime situations

67% Off Kids' or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Advance

$150 $49

Instructors teach kids (ages 5 to 15) and adults (ages 16 and up) the techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Henderson Circle

$130 $35

Instructors lead students in ground-fighting and sparring drills that rely on leverage to subdue opponents

Up to 53% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

Raleigh

$75 $35

Baseball academy headed by former big league catcher JD Closser helps players succeed at all levels of the game

Up to 60% Off Tennis Lessons in Greensboro

Greensboro

$60 $24

Adults and children learn tennis basics such as serving, scoring, and charging the net during once-weekly lessons

Up to 83% Off Muay Thai or MMA Classes

Durham

$199 $39

The Triangle's premier muay thai-based gym instills students ages six and up in mixed martial arts techniques and disciplines

51% Off Self-Defense Classes at RDU Wing Chun

Cary

$99.95 $49

In an open gym, pupils learn self-defense in the Wing Chun discipline, a style popularize by Bruce Lee

Up to 67% Off at Riley Kurtz Academy of Golf

High Point

$100 $39

One-on-one golf lessons on all aspects of the game with a passionate PGA golfer; sheltered facility available for lessons in poor weather

79% Off at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do

Asheville

$185 $39

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One-hour martial-arts classes are separated by age and skill level to help students build technique at their own pace; uniform included

55% Off

Old Earnhardt

$225 $101

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Carolina Dance Capital is a family affair. Husband and wife duo Fritz and Annette Schulte own the studio along with their daughter, Nina, who serves as artistic director. The rest of the staff includes eight regular dance instructors and more than 15 guest teachers and choreographers. In a variety of classes, they help students as young as two and as old as whatever to get fit and express themselves through ballet, jazz, tap, yoga, and Zumba.

Class sizes are kept small to encourage close personal attention and a supportive atmosphere. Six studios occupy the 8,700 square foot facility, and each is outfitted with observation windows, spring-loaded floors to prevent injury, and Super Soakers to facilitate Gene Kelly impressions. In addition to classes, pupils of all abilities can partake in cheer camps, workshops, and competitive dance teams. A waiting area for parents is equipped with complimentary WiFi.

12210 Copper Way
Charlotte,
NC
US

From the very first tee shot over a lake to the pond protecting the left side of the 18th green, the course at River Ridge Golf Club pits players against the physical and psychological challenges brought by omnipresent water hazards, including the Neuse River that intersects the course on several holes.

Architect Chuck Smith’s 1997 design weaves course play through a 6,740-yard gauntlet furnished with a plush carpet of bermuda-grass fairways and rough that gives way to fast-moving G-6 bent-grass greens. The course's signature 5th hole rewards golfers who keep their tee shots on the fairway with a short-iron approach that must clear a large pond and any caddies sunbathing in the large greenside bunker.

As a semiprivate club, membership at River Ridge unlocks a slew of benefits not available to the general public. Though the practice area—composed of a driving range and putting and chipping greens—is open to everyone, only members may make use of the locker rooms, club storage, and handicap program provided at the clubhouse. Additionally, members are granted access to special events, tournaments, and PGA pro Tim Cockrell’s lessons, which help players calibrate putting strokes and find their swing after a long time away from the game to search for their favorite golf ball that got lost in the Neuse River.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 6,740 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.2 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 138 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

Auburn Knightdale Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

3369 Battleground Ave
Greensboro,
NC
US

For more than a decade, The Hitting Zone has helped baseball and softball players hone their slugging skills with top-notch batting cages. Its newly renovated facility includes seven new batting cages, new token machines, professional-quality turf, and enhanced lighting. While three cages devour tokens and spit out speedy pitches, schedule-savvy batters claim one of four regular cages for a designated hour of ball-pummeling against a Cy Young android lookalike.

1612 S Stratford Rd
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Opened as a roller-skating center in 1977, Wheels Fun Park broadened its ambitions in 1992 when it bloomed into a full-fledged family fun center. After its metamorphosis, the park incorporated attractions that include an 18-hole mini-golf course, five batting cages, and a quarter-mile go-kart track. Nothing overshadows its roots though, and today's 25,000-square-foot roller rink commands a 14-speaker sound system and a dazzling light show that twinkles in skaters' sparkling eyes along with the glow of two disco balls.

A 6,500-square-foot play gym allows tots to act out the story of the Minotaur of Crete in a labyrinthine system of climbing tubes. An onsite skate park treats boarders to a slew of supervised rails and spines as well as a mini halfpipe. During holidays and when school is not in session, day camps keep kids well fed and well educated in subjects such as the geometry of mini golf.

715 N Hoover Rd
Durham,
NC
US

For a few centuries, Carver’s Falls was closed to the public, and it's easy to see how much the area benefited from that solitude. The natural beauty of its forests and the waterfall at its heart have flourished. But today, the tree canopy has been transformed into an aerial playground. Wires cross the sky, connecting tree to tree. Every day, ZipQuest's guides lead birds-eye tours of the pristine landscape on their expansive zipline network or via the Swing Shot that pendulums vertiginously above Carver's Creek.

Whether the lighting comes from the sun or helmet-mounted lamps, no fewer than two experienced guides lead guests through Carver's Falls' 2.5-hour course. Adventurers fly down eight ziplines—each designed for a long, leisurely glide or an adrenaline-pumping plunge—while pointing out local flora and fauna. Groups pause only to disembark on high platforms anchored to centuries-old trees. Floating spiral staircases and sky bridges, the longest of which stretches 210 feet, interconnect the platforms. A suspension bridge carries explorers over the falls to a penultimate zipline that runs parallel to its creek. At the end of the run, guests catch their breath while looking through the pictures their camera-wielding guide took.

533 Carver Falls Rd
Fayetteville,
NC
US