Even tour pros would think twice about some of the shots at The Majors Golf Club. Take the tee shot at the 456-yard first hole, for example: the beefy yardage leaves no choice but to hit driver into a stiff cross-wind, and any miss to the left will likely stray out of bounds. The same tee shot anxiety returns at the 15th hole, a par-three with a genuine island green that requires a rock-solid 180-yard approach. The stylish course design should be no surprise, as it's the grassy brainchild of golf legend Arnold Palmer. Palmer also had a great collaborator in Mother Nature, as the grounds boast Carolina-style pine trees, sugary white sands, and natural contours that contribute to its visual drama. Before rounds, golfers can fine tune their swings at a natural-grass driving range or lick the greenside rough at a short-game area.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,850 yards from the tips * Five tee options * Scorecard
Bang! Whiz! Yes, the sounds you'll hear at Hurricane Paintball Park are a lot like the ones you'll see in a comic book. That's because the action is just as fierce as geared-up groups storm into opposing-team territory in hopes of being the last ones standing. Castles, forts, and three-story towers pepper the 14-acre battlefield here, adding color and obstacles to this brand of simulated urban battleground. While tracking foes or trying to check off open spots on their bird-watching lists, competitors can use the open terrain to their advantage in lots of ways. Some may duck beneath fallen trees, dive behind stacks of rusty barrels, or seize buildings to take control of their vantage points. The fierce competition is open to all sharp shooters age 10 and older, whether for recreation, birthday parties, or corporate gatherings.
Studio 321 Fitness and Dance's facility houses multiple air-conditioned dance studios within its 4,500 square feet of space. These amenities, though, only scratch the surface. Here, more than a dozen veteran Zumba and dance instructors host classes six days per week. They help students burn calories with fast-paced dance-fitness sessions, or focus more on technique with instruction in partnered salsa and Argentinian tango. And to accommodate their cardholding gym members they also provide complimentary childcare, making attendance extra easy for parents or adults who are actually just three kids sitting on each other's shoulders inside a trench coat.
For busy mom Erin Phelan, owning a children’s play center blends personal and professional pursuits. Because she believes that storytelling and imaginary play develops essential skills, she has made both core foundations of her space. When the Play Plus for Kids owner comes to work, her youngster often tags along with her, zigzagging through the facilities during open-play time and exploring the indoor treehouse or bounce house alongside other inquisitive tots. Phelan's facility, which brims with opportunities for imaginative play, helps parents encourage their little ones to step away from the video-game controllers or tax audit forms in favor of hands-on recreation and classes such as family yoga and baby sign language.
+Storytelling and imaginary play are core to her business
Funtown Family-Center's 30,000-square-foot facility echoes with the shrieks and hollers emanating from kids as they careen across the gleaming hardwood ellipse of the roller rink or beneath the black lights of the laser-tag arena. An inflatable obstacle course and indoor playground quarantines hopping youngsters in between cafe-fare feasts beneath beach murals. An arcade offers a selection of video games, and a personal hostess oversees each Fun Town party, helping wrangle attendees as they launch endeavors fueled by pizza and celebratory cupcakes.
Riding His Waters equips novice and expert paddleboarders with the equipment and expertise they need to enjoy their time skimming over the waters around Indialantic. Novices can learn the proper paddling technique through lessons from instructors who have taught more than 2,000 people in the outfit's three-year existence. With these tidbits fresh in mind, they quickly set about exploring the surrounding surf on their own, catching waves when the tide is choppy or calmly drifting when the waters are placid.