Fun 4 All entertains clans with a merry mishmash of family-oriented indoor and outdoor activities, including miniature golf, go-karts, and a fully stocked arcade. Club-brandishing cliques can play their way across the polychromatic fairways of an 18-hole miniature-golf course, which offers all the excitement of a regular golf excursion without the added expense of golf-cart toll roads. The facility's circular go-kart course loops around rings of worn-out tires, generating a secure driving track ideal for young operators. Hone small-craft boating skills on vibrant yellow, green, and red bumper boats, which impart lifelong skills like steering and celestial navigation via streetlights. A broad-ranged arcade dazzles eyes with neon-hued entertainment that includes skee-ball, air hockey, and Shoot N Hoops.
At Boomers!, thrill-seeking families and fun-enabling friends can attack a variety of appealing attractions, including mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, and the button-mashing joys housed inside the exhilarating game room. The Vista location entertains families of sharpshooters with a blacklight-illuminated laser-tag arena before little ones climb and crawl through the Kidopolis play area. The El Cajon and San Diego locations let rivals celebrate the spirit of competition as they fly past each other in speedy go-karts or have a snail-paced Ferris wheel race at the kid's county fair. Unlimited pass holders at the El Cajon location can also scale the 32-foot-tall climbing wall, which, like America, enables citizens to climb to the top via myriad routes.
Fiesta Village provides fun-seeking families with a multifaceted recreational destination. Unlike 100-yard dashes, the winding Fiesta Raceway gives lead-footed youngsters the chance to put their metallic extremities to good use, and a pair of mini-golf courses provides an all-you-can-putt birdie buffet. Head for the roller rink for a leisurely leg cruise, or hit the ride park for attractions such as the tilt-a-whirl, Bogey's Bounce House, and Slugger's Super Slide, which shows kids that gravity does more than just keep us from bumping into clouds. A 2,400-square-foot laser tag arena allows children to wield future weapons with mock-deadly cunning. Fiesta Village offers a concentrated dose of entertainment that surpasses the diluted offerings of much bigger recreational municipalities, such as Funky Towns and Paradise Cities.
A PGA-certified instructor that utilizes video and motion-analysis technology, Craig Frank formulates individualized plans to help his students boost their golf game. His training regimens typically begin with a 90-minute session that covers the entire swing, from correctly lining up with the golf ball to finishing with a graceful pirouette follow-through. Meanwhile, JC Video ARC-20 video technology captures every movement of the player's swing, allowing for later review and comparison with the swing mechanics of more than 1,000 professional golfers.
Scratch Junior Golf combines the latest golf technology with some of the top instructors in the game to help clients improve their overall golf skills. The PGA-certified instructors—including Rick Smith, named one of the top 10 instructors in America by Golf Digest in 2007, and Tina Mickelson, sister of Phil Mickelson—create a personalized lesson plan using the Scratch Skills Handicap System, which uses advanced technology to measure progress after each lesson. The facility includes a 2,500-square-foot putting green that allows golfers to practice a variety of scenarios. By using computer simulators, live shots, and fitness techniques, Scratch offers a welcoming, interactive learning environment to improve your golf proficiency. Call ahead to schedule your lessons and add some swagger to your sad swing.
StoneRidge Country Club’s 18th hole is almost an island green; a pond to the left and an oversized bunker to the right surrounds it, leaving only a slim parcel of grass to access the actual putting surface. The 350-yard par 4 finale is just one of the challenging holes found on the Ted Robinson design, a layout that often leaves golfers staring down tricky lies or into the souls of nervous irons. For more than half a century, golfers have flocked to the private club to test their shot-making skills on the course's eclectic features, which include drastic elevation changes, interspersed ponds, and narrow fairways cleaved between rows of mature arbores.
PGA professional Mike Feeney and a fleet of golf aces roam the grounds and are available for lessons to teach players how to improve their swings and approach different course conditions. Golfers can practice their techniques at the driving range’s 18 hitting stations, working up an appetite before dropping by the clubhouse restaurant for a snack or meal from the dinner menu of classic grill fare and upscale entrees.
StoneRidge Country Club also entertains members with a 25-meter swimming pool, complete with a wading pool and jacuzzi. Guests looking to transform their backstroke into a groundstroke can engage in friendly competition on the nine tennis courts, seven of which are lighted for nighttime play or when the solar system's dormant sun is blocking the good one.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 73 course * Length of 5,625 yards * Course rating of 74.9 * Slope rating of 136 * See the scorecard * See hole details * Four tee options