Amidst all the horse riding, swimming, bowling, and other recreational activities, the golf course at Camp Pendleton has become something of a hidden gem. Though it's difficult to consider anything that measures nearly 7,000 yards as "hidden," the Marine Memorial Golf Course in Oceanside might just fit the bill.
The golf course is tucked in amongst the rippling foothills and towering trees of Windmill Canyon, and features practice and lessons on a natural-grass driving range, chipping areas, and putting greens. Designed by renowned architect William P. "Billy" Bell, the course has received numerous accolades for its creative design.
Performance Bicycle of Oceanside is in the business of taking care of all your cycling needs. Whether you're in the market for a new bike or just need tools to work on the one you have or want to get some apparel so you can ride in comfort and style, Performance Bicycle has got it all. Staffed by experienced professionals, Performance Bicycle aims to provide superior products and services and superior customer relations, to boot. The shop is open seven days a week to suit your busy schedule, so come on down when you're in town and see why locals trust Performance Bicycle for all their cycling needs.
Oceanside Paddleboard introduces students to the art of standup paddleboarding in the tranquil waters of the Oceanside Harbor, the Carlsbad Lagoon, and the La Jolla Cove. Strapped into personal flotation devices, patrons climb aboard their boards and set out on the water, building strength, enjoying the sun, and mastering the proper stance. Owned by George Hood, a world-record holder, Oceanside offers more then just instruction on how to stay upright?they also begin each lesson with a safety briefing, and sometimes send guests home with a complimentary photo of themselves not falling.
As hard as it is to keep from staring at stand-up paddlers as they glide upright across the water, it's even harder to resist trying the casual sport for yourself. This is where Jimmy Romo's SUP Surf Shop comes in—helping novices paddle the waves at three locations along the coast. Teachers show boarders techniques for staying balancing and controlling direction. Once riders have built up their sea-legs, they can rent boards to explore wildlife and coastal land all while getting a good core workout and a glowing tan.
At Neal Mims Skate Academy, pro skater Neal Mims and his team of instructors teach students everything they need to know to master the board. They do so during private lessons held at skate parks throughout the region, as well as week-long skate camps. Whereas private lessons allow for individualized attention, the camps give participants the chance to socialize and make friends. Skate camps are for groups of no more than six, and include a T-shirt, a certificate of achievement, and a gift bag.
At Mattuci Winery, "The Thief" isn't a local marauder––it's a libation, a classic bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and malbec. Marked by blackberry and cedar flavors, the blend is just one of the winery's vintages, each of which start as Bordeaux and California fruit varietals. But before they're ready to be bottled or used as alcohol-infused lipgloss, the wines are carefully aged, each spending between 15 and 24 months in an oak barrel.