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A flurry of paintballs whiz through the air, splattering their targets with brightly colored pigment. Players at Westworld Paintball Adventures explore either indoor or outdoor fields, where they can unleash a paintball-pelting fury, rain or shine. At Splatter Ranch’s outdoor enclave, paintballers find cover in gullies or clusters of shrubbery as majestic cacti stand guard a safe distance away. The field and on-site pro shop spread across 20 acres of terrain, which is peppered with a few buildings where players can duck into or play Rochambeau for decoy duty.

At the indoor arena, Xtreme Pursuit, players kick up clouds of dirt as they chase each other around a 33,000-square-foot facility and take shelter in bunkers and buildings amid specialized lighting, a sound system, and fog machines. The facility is air-conditioned and open year-round, with a pro shop supplying equipment to players.

4240 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

A 6,641-yard layout sculpted into pond-speckled parkland terrain draws in golfers at Villa de Paz Golf Club's 18-hole course. Throughout the round, golfers will have to prove that their swing is impervious to water hazards, which come into play on 10 holes. Players and husky groundhogs encounter the most difficult hole at the fourth tee box, where a tree-lined fairway dog-legs sharply to the right on its way to a green guarded by a pond in front. Before their round, clubbers can warm up their swings at Villa de Paz's driving range, which has two tiers to accommodate heavy swing-honing traffic and separate territorial head covers.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,641 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 70.1 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 123 from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
4220 N 103rd Ave.
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Inside Arcadia Sports, athletes and fitness enthusiasts find what they need to replenish their stock of equipment and apparel. Baseball and softball gloves, bats, bags, and cleats equip players for practice or games, and the store's outdoor batting cages help keep them in prime shape for homerun hitting or window breaking. Slider shorts protect rumps from abrasion during base-sliding, and youth jersey shirts protect skin from moisture with Bio-Dri technology. Exercise enthusiasts can peruse kettlebells, free weights, and cardio machines for tools to help build muscle at home.

3406 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Stonecreek Golf Club is a links-style course surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain views. With this Groupon, improve your swing and lower your handicap with access to Stonecreek’s putting green, chipping green with reality-based training bunker, and driving range. The $50 range card gets you up to 500 balls. It’s a start/stop range machine, so hit as few as 20 balls each bout.

4435 E Paradise Village Pkwy S
Phoenix,
AZ
US

For more than three decades, Arizona Hiking Shack has been outfitting outdoor adventure seekers with seasonal gear for thrill-inducing off-road journeys. Conquer white waters or cruise along serene streams with a one-day kayak rental. Arizona Hiking Shack provides kayaks for solo or doubles trips, ideal for Captain and Tennille tribute bands to paddle down the Salt River together.

3244 East Thomas Road
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Sunday Cycles' trained mechanics rejuvenate velocipedes of all types by adjusting unaligned frames and repairing broken breaks amid a cyclist-friendly atmosphere. The signature One Heck of a Tune-Up pampers two-wheelers by tightening crank arms, adjusting the bottom bracket and pedals, and massaging each handlebar. Next, a brake-pad adjustment renders bikes red-light adherent and wheel truing sets rubber rings on the straight and narrow. Calibrations to the front and rear derailleurs make chains trustworthy, and a tire pressure top-off keeps cyclists from running a flat tire during pavement-pounding sessions and impromptu roadside hula-hoop challenges.

3321 E Bell Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US