Chi-Chi Rodriguez won eight PGA Tour events in his career, but it was his creative flair on the fairways and vivacious personality off the course that turned him into a golf legend. At Palm Cove Yacht and Golf Club, the 18-hole, par-71 course grants golfers a window into the creative mind of the World Golf Hall of Famer, who designed the layout along the scenic banks of the St. Lucie River. The course incorporates narrow, tree-lined fairways, open holes, and water hazards into a seamless layout, presenting multiple challenges without making golfers solve their scorecards like a Sudoku puzzle.
After rounds, golfers can unwind over pub fare and cold beers at the Palm Cove Sports Grill. Guests can play pool, catch live sports on the flat-screen TVs, or whistle out onto the course from the back porch in an attempt to summon lost golf balls.
76 Golf World Family Fun Center fills its sunny grounds with attractions to entertain visitors of all ages. The Racing Rascals go-kart track puts young ones behind the wheel as they circle a simple beginner's track, whereas the Slick Track's surface of shiny concrete lets teens practice fishtailing before taking their driver's test. Kids aged 2–7 board bumper boats and cruise on a foot-deep pool, safely colliding with other captains. Just as two 18-hole mini-golf courses challenge putters to sink shots amid lighthouses and waterfalls, a driving range and chipping area beckon players to practice hitting balls and shredding scorecards with their clubs. A slew of other attractions—from batting cages and arcade games to bounce houses and trampolines—tire families out before they refuel on hot dogs, nachos, and candy at the full snack bar.
For the past 17 years, Kevin Marone and Charles Morely have been engaging their community with a passion for dance. In that time, they have cultivated a team of expert instructors who fill Crystal Ballroom’s sprawling wooden dance floor with students of all ages and skill levels. Dance coaches teach private and group lessons, host dinner-and-dancing socials, and even instruct students preparing for competition. Their wide range of expertise ensures that rug-cutters can focus on any style they may be looking for, from tango and waltz to East Coast swing and foxtrot.
Alpha Omega Combat's instructors come from significantly different backgrounds but share a main focus: a dedication to self-defense. Calling upon their studies in hapkido, tactical firearm use, and krav maga, they have learned to stay safe in dynamic situations, a trait they reveal in a six-day schedule of five classes. Elite krav-maga training serves as the cornerstone of their program, showcasing the Israeli Defense Force's dynamic fighting technique that draws from many different martial arts. They also run a women's self-defense course to prepares ladies for split-second decision making if threatened, and split firearm-combat courses between the classroom and the range.
Sculpted on a 28-acre estuary between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Jupiter Dunes Golf Club presents a short par 3 course that features prominent water hazards that come into play on 12 holes. Coastal trade winds routinely knock approach shots off course on their way onto small paspalum greens, a challenge only mitigated by careful shot selection or digging wind-free fairway tunnels. Even with these obstacles, the course's truncated length lets beginners make an enjoyable foray into the game, and more experienced players can work on short game acumen.
Jupiter Dunes’ resident golf pro Jeff Leishman strives to make golf a pleasant pursuit for all players, including juniors. Jeff creates an instructional regimen that best fits each player, helping adults to lower their handicaps during lessons and showing juniors how to make a golf-cart booby trap at summer camps for kids aged 6–14.
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All of the instructors at Legacy Mixed Martial Arts do indeed take on a legacy. They are taught by founder Sensei Cameron to preserve his style of training, passing it on to their students in an undiluted form—a practice that is less possible at chain martial-arts schools.
This method ensures a high level of training, regardless of the martial-arts style. Kids' karate classes, for example, mix the strikes of tae kwon do with kickboxing and submission grappling, and MMA sessions for adults include full-contact drills that incorporate muay thai and jujitsu techniques. Instructors also lead aikido and fitness-kickboxing lessons. Though the techniques of each class differ, the coaches strive to carry over core values such as respect and self-discipline.
Ceremony and ritual are important aspects of martial arts—so much so that people can forget the very real, very practical applications of self-defense training. The instructors at Hwang's Martial Arts prepare students so that they will be ready if they need to defend themselves, whether standing up or on the ground. Instructors stage realistic self-defense scenarios in tae kwon do and jujitsu classes that instill confidence and self-discipline with each grappling or countering move. Separate classes are also offered in krav maga, the hand-to-hand combat system used by the Israeli Defense Forces. These classes emphasize effective self-defense moves and demonstrate how to take down an attacker in the shortest time possible.