Nestled in the shadows of towering trees, golfers traverse the arboreal alleyways of DeLand Country Club’s course across 18 holes of challenging golf. Throughout the course, mature oaks and pines stalk the edges of fairways, flexing their branches ominously and making menacing shadow puppets with their twiggy fingers in an attempt to break the focus of golfers. The subtle slopes of the rolling course place a high premium on golfers’ capacity to cleanly strike balls off of uneven surfaces, and greenside bunkers wait to ensnare off-kilter shots. Club-toting twosomes can loop the 18-hole course astride an efficient golf cart, which helps hunt down balls while proffering incisive commentary about the universally strained relationship between carts and caddies.
Family Fun Town offers a thrill for all ages. Bang it around in our Batting Cages, line up for an excting ride on our Go-Kart Track, jump and fly to soaring heights on our Bungee Bounce or choose a slower pace with mini golf. However you choose your fun we guarantee you WILL have fun...after all "Fun" is our Middle Name!
Each time Captains DJ McCabe and Byron Hicks lead a sailing lesson, smiles of familiarity cross their faces at the sight of students' widening eyes as the sails catch wind and glide the boat across Lake Monroe. In the silence of the 9,406-acre freshwater lake, sailors can catch glimpses of rare wildlife as the vessel drifts past bathing manatees, soaring herons, and bald eagles snatching each other's toupees. A range of lessons taught by United States Coast Guard captains acquaint aspiring sailors with the trusty rigs, and more advanced students can sign up for certification courses, which follow ASA teaching curriculums to instill safe and steadfast sailing skills. Stationed adjacent to Monroe Harbour Marina, U-Sail of Central Florida keeps a fleet of 14 boats ranging from 13 feet to 30 feet long and lavishes sailors on land with amenities such as abundant parking, wireless Internet, showers, and laundry machines.
Harnessed firmly to instructors, students leap from planes for a heart-thwacking minute of free fall at speeds of more than 120 miles per hour. Parachutes open approximately 4,500 feet above the ground, allowing customers to waft downward for up to seven minutes before landing softly at a preplanned location. Students should allot four hours for the entire experience to allow for conflicting weather conditions or unexpected attacks from feral helium balloons.
Florida Tennis Center's one-hour clinics acquaint beginner and novice racqueteers with tennis fundamentals in an instructive, competitive environment. Players are grouped by age and ability, so baseline apprentices can begin to master tennis's trying techniques among those equally versed in the art of yellow-orb smashing. Glide across one of the complex's 24 green-clay courts as the ball machine serves up shots to batter cross-court with a textbook low-to-high forehand, a firm-wristed volley, or a highly illegal—but still impressive—scissor-kick. The club provides free loaner racquets to those yet to wrangle their own set of strings and the final class consists of a one-hour supervised practice match where players can test their meddle against fellow classmates and berate imaginary line judges.
At the Reptile Discovery Center, visitors hobnob with rare reptiles in up-close encounters with snakes, lizards, tortoises, and alligators in controlled environments and exhibits. Explorers of all ages traverse a jungle of educational exhibits, coming face-to-face with real-live reptiles such as baby alligators, florida pine snakes, and Naja, a 6-foot asian water monitor. The center functions as a working farm, providing shelter and nutrition to hundreds of species collected from around the globe, protecting them from increasingly unstable environments and frequent, annoying visits from Carmen Sandiego.