Staffed by a team of experienced driving coaches and drifting professionals, American Controlled Driving Academy thrills audiences with drifting and stunt-driving classes on the paddock of Thunderhill Raceway. The 3-mile, 15-turn, FIA-certified course boasts challenging turns and crossovers ideal for alternating instructional skidding events and competitions. Additionally, the program gathers seasoned instructors to bestow drifting fundamentals to all levels of drivers, using a step-by-step teaching process in a student-friendly environment.
At Painted Vino, making art goes hand-in-hand with socializing, sipping wine, and listening to jazz. A casual environment pervades each of the studio's workshops, where teachers give step-by-step instruction to help participants complete a chosen piece. Past subjects have included playful portraits of wildlife, seasonal landscapes, and vibrant sunsets. Each workshop's fun-focused approach is also enhanced by the setting, which is often a yard or an open porch.
At McDaniel Training Center, horses from a variety of training backgrounds—some of which include award-winning show horses—populate the stable as they await their next ride, a group of young campers, or their trainers. With more than 70 years of horse training, the Center continues to rack up accolades, thanks to the center's talented instructors. The staff brings the same careful attention to group and private lessons in both English and Western styles. For clients with their own horses, the team puts their horse training pedigree to work, whether horses are fresh from the stable or are ready to sign autographs after their first horse show.
The native beauty of Bidwell Park serves as the scenic backdrop for Bidwell Park Golf Course, a 6,363-yard layout comprised of two distinct 9-hole experiences. Characterized by parkland-style terrain, the front nine includes two of the round's more difficult tracks: the 520-yard, par-five fifth hole and the 412-yard, par-four sixth hole, both of which demand accurate drives and approach shots down narrow fairways and into greens guarded by sandtraps. The back nine ripples over Northern California foothills, creating shot opportunities where golfers will have to adjust their swings for up- or down-hill targets. Though water only comes into play on two holes, a stream runs throughout the entire course, attracting wildlife and caddies who need a place to wash the grass stains out of their coveralls.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71/72 course * Length of 6,363 yards from the tips * Course rating of 70.4 from the tips * Slope rating of 126 from the tips * Three tee options