Nine flagsticks are strategically placed across 2,274 yards of fairways and greens lined by sand traps and water hazards, beckoning golfers to seek them out in a competitive spirit. The executive layout of Hampton Golf Club features six par 4s and three par 3s for a par-33 track that presents diverse challenges. Interconnected ponds and streams figure prominently on six holes, including the 316-yard fourth hole, which plays toward a green that has concealed itself behind the edge of a pond in a never-ending attempt to win a game of hide-and-seek with a local soccer field. Before rounds, guests can stock their bags with cold drinks, snacks, and course necessities such as tees, balls, and dueling gloves at the course pro shop. Course at a Glance: * 9-hole, par-33 course * Length of 2,274 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 31.2 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 113 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Scorecard
Rochester Ballroom welcomes dancers to trip-the-light fantastic in a spacious, 5,000 square-foot studio with a 1,900 square-foot dance floor. Here, the friendly instructors introduce newbies to dance styles ranging from classic waltz, foxtrot, and tango, to snappy steps such as East and West Coast swing or the hustle. Singles and couples of all ages can refine their techniques in low-pressure private or group classes, but for those who want to show off their dance moves or balloon animal-making skills, the studio also hosts dance parties each Friday and Saturday night.
Founders Jenny McCuiston, a high-school state swimming champ and Olympic-trial qualifier, and Chris McCuiston, a past MSU baseball captain and draft pick for the Detroit Tigers, know firsthand the positive effect learning a sport can have on a child's confidence and courage. When they realized what a high demand there was for quality swim lessons in the region they dedicated themselves to researching the industry and developing their trademark curriculum, and in 2006 the first Goldfish Swim School threw open its doors. Today, Red Cross–trained swim instructors at seven locations help little ones as young as 4 months get acquainted with the art of swimming with private swim lessons and classes of no more than four students. Youngsters splash and kick through their indoor pool kept toasty warm at 90 degrees while parents make encouraging fishy faces and pet fish make reproachful parenty faces from the glass-enclosed viewing area. Goldfish Swim School also hosts birthday celebrations and special events complete with colorful balloons and batches of cupcakes. Beach-themed decor splashes across each swim facility, creating a fun, laid-back environment that abounds with vibrant colors and animal accents. The Treasure Island pro shop boasts a range of aquatic accessories, and the snack shack doles out healthy treats and fresh-baked cookies.
Since its doors opened in 2002, the cycle-minded staff at Rochester Bike Shop has provided cycling enthusiasts with bicycles and accessories from top industry brands. The team can configure a full bicycle by Trek, Salsa, or Yeti that fits the rider’s body dimensions and riding style, helping anyone from the rookie cyclist to the hardcore biker who commutes by bike rather than carpooling on top of a coworker’s car. Staffers can outfit the bike with accessories by Shimano and Burley and even provide maintenance services such as tune-ups and suspension fixes when needed.
During Rochester Tactical’s signature eight-hour classes, a Detroit police officer and NRA-certified firearm instructor teaches students to safely wield a pistol. While the classroom component explores the keys to safety, gun care, and local firearm laws, the instructor also leads students to a range stocked with SIRT training pistols, where they learn proper shooting techniques and stances.
Working at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1994 World Cup are a few of the sporting events on camp director Shelly Watkins's resumé, which she draws on to run a summer camp for kids of all ages. A mother herself, she believes in giving each child individual attention, recognition, and respect, rewarding campers with high-fives and compliments for jobs well done. Together with assistant camp director Cortney Spiegel, she runs fun-packed day camps focused on arts, sports, field trips, and specialty programs. Professional counselors work with pintsize Pacinos in the Lights, Camera, Action class to make short films; kick off Nerf-themed sports events in the Nerf Extravaganza class; or venture out to bowling, movies, rollerblading, and laser tag during the Mega Adventure Field Trip. Shelly and her friendly crew also lead precamp and aftercamp activities for early-morning and evening supervision, and junior camp for campers aged 4¬–7 or 10-year-olds having their pre-preteen life crisis.