Sports in Santa Maria

Up to 53% Off at Blacklake Golf Resort

Blacklake

$170 $80

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Three distinct nine-hole courses represent the varied challenges of golf in the Central Coast, from breezy valleys to towering oak trees

Up to 50% Off at Avila Beach Golf Resort 

Avilla Beach

$140 $70

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An 18-hole course characterized by distinctly different front and back nines hugs the banks of a tidal estuary

52% Off Golf Packages

Downtown Lompoc

$500 $239

Course challenges players with 18 tree-framed holes stretched across 150 acres of Santa Barbara’s wine country

Up to 48% Off Round of Golf for Two or Four

Lompoc

$114 $59

Course listed among Golf Digest's 50 toughest demands precise shot selection across a par 72 layout in the heart of wine country

65% Off Krav Maga Classes

Downtown Goleta

$139 $49

Learn the fighting technique designed by the Israeli army to transform civilians into soldiers as quickly as possible

Up to 80% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lessons

Santa Barbara Downtown

$125 $25

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

55% Off Services

Santa Barbara

$300 $135

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Santa Barbara

$120 $49

During jujitsu classes that teach both technique and coordination, students learn self-defense skills while also building confidence

Up to 53% Off Martial Arts Classes

Lower State

$99 $49

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

Up to Half Off Indoor Climbing Class

Lower State

$40 $20

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Groups learn the basics of indoor-climbing safety and belaying, developing the skills to navigate the 8,500-sq.-ft. gym

Up to 62% Off Bike Tune-Ups at Cycle Dynamics Bike Shop

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$50 $25

Techs get bikes back on road with three levels of maintenance from quick, thorough safety check to a full piece-by-piece overhaul

Up to 64% Off a Malibu Kayaking Trip

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$300 $119

Kayaking trips include a guide, all equipment, and basic instruction before groups take in Malibu's scenic coastline

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Ventura

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults will find age-appropriate tae kwon do and fitness classes on the gym's six-day schedule

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$85 $39

Kids aged 3-4.5 learn to move on age-appropriate gymnastics apparatuses, such as balance beams

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 60% Off at The Bunker Indoor Golf Center

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$447 $180

Indoor golf-practice center fosters golf-game improvement in driving-range module of two golf simulators

51% Off One-Month Children's Gymnastics Package

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$120 $59

One-month membership introduces youngsters to the basics of gymnastics and allows free time to explore the facility during open gyms

50% Off Large Buckets of Range Balls

Jose's Golf Range

$44 $22

Each large bucket of range balls can be shared between two people

Up to 56% Off at Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

$79.95 $35

Expert guides lead basic lesson, furnish all equipment, and narrate the tour surveying history and wildlife within Channel Islands Harbor

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids and adults learn self-defense skills from certified instructors while boosting their self-confidence and fitness levels

84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Oxnard

$160 $25

Kids, teens, and adults learn discipline, build self-esteem, and strengthen muscles during tae kwon do and fitness classes

67% Off Unlimited Classes at Sasaki Kenpo Karate

Oxnard

$179 $59

Learn self-defense techniques and kick and punch your way into great physical shape during karate classes for kids, teens, and adults

55% Off

Newbury Park

$209 $94

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

53% Off Martial Arts

Camarillo

$125 $59

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 77% Off Kickboxing and MMA Classes

Camarillo

$160 $45

Cardio-kickboxing classes include total-body workouts that can improve strength, coordination, and flexibility

55% Off Martial-Arts-Based Aerobic Fitness Classes

Camarillo

$65 $29

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Core Strike fitness classes teach martial-arts-based areobic fitness in a non-competitive environment to improve physical fitness

Up to 81% Off Martial Arts Lessons at Todai Bujinkan Dojo

Moorpark

$100 $25

Unlock the secrets of signature Japanese fighting style during martial arts lessons for kids and adults

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At Monarch Dunes Golf Club, the links-style golf of coastal Britannia stretches out in the hills of California wine country. Amid windswept dunes and eucalyptus trees sweep coastal views speckled with amber hillsides and big blue skies. And this is just how architects Damian Pascuzzo and PGA Tour Pro Steve Pate wanted it. But they also wanted something beyond beautiful vistas. They wanted a unique 30-hole arena that tested the mettle of golfers.

On the 6,810-yard, par-71 Old Course, players unleash the full potential of their swings on the open expanses of the longer front nine before dialing back for close control on the back nine—a shorter tract made formidable by water hazards on all but two holes. Though the two halves have their own distinct flavors, both begin with mid-length par-4s. These are the course's two most difficult holes, so savvy golfers should spend extra time before the round and at the turn to give their driver an encouraging massage.

While the Old Course is a grassy homage to golf's most sacred traditions, Monarch Dunes' Challenge Course charts a much more unorthodox path—and not just in its unconventional 12-hole layout. While some par-3 courses are known as "pitch-and-putts" for their short holes, The Challenge—named among the Top 10 Par-3 Courses by Golf.com—will have some reaching for a driver or three-wood on holes 5 and 12, which measure 242 and 202 yards respectively. Golfers can expect to finish the round in two hours or less, freeing up plenty of time to relax at the Butterfly Grille or shop for flame decals to glue onto their golf bag.

Course at a Glance: The Old Course

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 6,810 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 73.0 from the back tees
  • Slope rating of 137 from the back tees
  • Five tee options
  • Scorecard

Course at a Glance: The Challenge

  • 12-hole, par 36 course
  • Total length of 1,858 yards from the back tees
  • Three tee options
  • Scorecard

1606 Trilogy Pkwy
Nipomo,
CA
US

When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.

640 Dolliver St
Pismo Beach,
CA
US

Performance Athletics is a state-of-the-art gymnastics facility serving San Luis Obispo County since 2003. Our coaches are USAG professional/instructor members and hold USAG Safety, CPR, and first aid certifications.

4484 Broad St
San Luis Obispo,
CA
US

1945 Solano St
Los Osos,
CA
US

When he’s not collaborating with Debbie Allan or with director Marty Thomas on music videos, Tamarr Paul stars as one-sixth of Rhythm Dance & Fitness Studios’ decorated staff. Mirrored walls reflect the studio’s honey-colored floors and the funky moves that emerge in dance classes. Beginning Hip-Hop pairs prancers with a new song and full choreography in each session, and Cardio Hip-Hop promises to elicit sweat droplets from the most advanced dancers. Urban Burlesque sends students sauntering through jazz moves. If the full schedule of drop-in dance classes isn't enough, experienced hot-footers can enlist in the Rhythm Dance Company, whose performers use their energetic shimmies to power the county's schools.

5708 Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US

Twin Lakes Golf Course is much more than the sum of its parts. With a 9-hole, par 28 executive golf course and practice facilities that include a driving range, 8,500-square-foot putting green, and chipping area, it gives players countless ways to better their game. Visiting players can hone short, half-swing approaches and full, walloping drives on holes ranging from as close as 70 yards to as far as 360, much as they would on a full-length course. The driving range also expedites the learning curve with full-flight Pinnacle range balls primed and ready to be pummeled from real grass or synthetic tees. In the short-game area, Titleist Pro V1 golf balls simplify the act of chipping onto the green or into target nets, even as players line up shots from nearby bunkers, slopes, and grasses akin to the rough and fairway. And when players are left with nothing else to do but admire themselves in the reflection of the nearest water hazard, Twin Lakes’ resident instructors—Don Parsons, Buff Platt, and PGA head professional Jim Ley—are there to take the reins and help clients shave off a few more strokes.

6034 Hollister Ave
Goleta,
CA
US