Sports in Soledad

$31 for a Seals and Sea Otter Watch Kayak Tour of Elkhorn Slough (Up to $62 Value)

Blue Water Ventures

Moss Landing

$62 $31

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Trained naturalists lead explorers in stable kayaks through protected waters to view otters, harbor seals, and seabirds

One or Three 60-Minute Golf Short Game Lessons with Bruce Michael Vieira, PGA Instructor (Up to 50% Off)

Bruce Michael Vieira PGA Instructor

Multiple Locations

$80 $45

Class-A PGA instructor breaks down the short game and teaches proper mechanics; lessons capped at three students

9-Hole Golf Outing for Two or 10 9-Hole Rounds of Par-Three Golf at Casserly Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

$90 $45

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9-hole, par 3 course rolls over terrain of former cattle ranch

$14 for $40 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Twin Tigers Martial Arts

Twin Tigers Martial Arts

Los Banos

$40 $14

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

$135 $35

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

$60 $30

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$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

$150 $75

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

$99 $40

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Lew's Walk 'n' Run

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

Program designed to build strength in upper body and core while also training athletes for 5Ks, 10Ks, or half marathons

$28 for $80 for 2 hours of Golf Simulator Rental — Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

$80 $28

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Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

$57 $10

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

Four or Six Beginner Fencing Classes at Academy of Fencing Masters (Half Off)

Academy of Fencing Masters

Campbell

$60 $30

National champion fencers and coaches instill students ages 7–17 with the technique, agility, strength, and discipline to be fencing masters

One Month of Regular Martial Arts Classes for Little Rhino for Ages 3–6 at PRO Martial Arts (Up to 50% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

$159 $79

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Extreme Fitness and Sports (Up to 75% Off)

Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

$150 $39

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

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Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Campbell

$75 $25

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$33 for $60 Worth of Tennis Lessons — SAI Tennis Training

Sai Tennis

San Jose

$60 $33

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Four or Eight Fencing Classes for Kids or Adults at Xcel Fencing (65% Off)

Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 70% Off)

Team Rey`s

South San Jose

$160 $49

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

One or Two Months of Classes for One, or Month of Classes for Two at Battle Control Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Battle Control Martial Arts

Edenvale

$120 $35

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, up their fitness levels, and build both mental and physical strength and discipline

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Tribull MMA (45% Off)

Tribull Mma

San Jose

$159 $87

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One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 81% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

$100 $29

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

One or Two Months of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

$155 $49

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Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Batting Cage Practice or a Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at South Bay Sports Training (Up to 56% Off)

South Bay Sports Training

San Jose

$15 $7

Cages help build batting fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

$50 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Spartan MMA & Fitness Inc.

Spartan Mma & Fitness Inc.

San Jose

$90 $50

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One or Two Months of Master's Swimming Practice at QuickSilver Swimming (Up to 51% Off)

QuickSilver Swimming

Gunderson High School

$60 $30

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

$69 for $125 Groupon — Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Downtown San Jose

$125 $69

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$48 for $160 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

$160 $48

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$24 for a 30-Minute Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at San Jose Batting Cages ($45 Value)

San Jose Batting Cages

San Jose

$45 $24

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Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

$95 $25

Founded in 1949, the school teaches kids, teens and adults self-defense through judo and jujitsu

10 Drop-In Kids' Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Three Sixty Training Center (Up to 86% Off)

Three Sixty Training Center

St. Leo's

$200 $29

Kids aged 5 and older can improve their self-defense, strength, and reflex skills

Eight-Week Youth Antibullying or Fundamentals of Brazilian Jujitsu Session at Heroes Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Heroes Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

$159 $49

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Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 69% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

$125 $49

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

9-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two with Range Balls at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

Mayfair

$34 $19

9-hole executive course with bunkers, crisp fairways, and ponds lined with cattails

Entry to Donate Life Run/Walk 5K for One or Two from California Transplant Donor Network (Up to 51% Off)

California Transplant Donor Network

Great America

$50 $25

Raise funds for organ and tissue donation during a family-friendly 5K held at Great America; includes t-shirt, expo bag, and breakfast

One Round of FootGolf for Two or Four at Pruneridge Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

$48 $20

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A combination of soccer and golf involves kicking a regulation soccer ball into oversized holes on a shortened course

10- or 25-Round Play Card at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara (Up to 46% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

$240 $139

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Punch card for 10 or 25 rounds on nine-hole, par 31 golf course

One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Swing Analysis and Digital Recording at GolfSmarts (Up to 69% Off)

GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

Four or Eight Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with a Uniform at VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 78% Off)

VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy

Multiple Locations

$119 $49

Fifth-degree black-belt instructors impart self-defense techniques, strength, and discipline in taekwondo classes for students of all ages

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Okaigan Karate Dojo (45% Off)

Jkr Okaigan Dojo

Cupertino

$420 $231

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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Five Rounds for One at Blackberry Farm Golf Course (Up to 45% Off)

Blackberry Farm Golf Course

Cupertino

$38 $22

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Course measures 1,544 yards and challenges short iron and putting skills with narrow fairways and small greens

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Sunnyvale Golf Course (Up to 29% Off). Two Tee Time Options.

Sunnyvale Golf Course

Sunnyvale

$102 $72

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Relatively flat course sprinkles the layout with tree-lined fairways, bunkers, and ponds that come into play

One Month of Unlimited Youth or Adult Martial-Arts Classes at FTX Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

FTX Martial Arts & Fitness

Sunnyvale

$149 $39

Kids and adults alike can burn off energy and build their strength as they learn practical marital-arts and self-defense skills

$61 for $110 Worth of Martial Arts — Karate Masters

Karate Masters

Sunnyvale

$110 $61

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Fencing Classes for One Child or Adult at International Fencing Academy (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

International Fencing Academy

Sunnyvale West

$140 $65

Fencing instructors teach épée, foil and sabre fencing programs for all ages and skill levels

Tennis 101 Clinic or Cardio Tennis at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport: Yosemite (Up to 58% Off)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

In-Shape: Merced Yosemite Ave

$60 $25

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

Four or Six Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform at Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 61% Off)

Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy

Turlock

$119 $49

ATA master instills students with values such as confidence and discipline while guiding them through self-defense techniques

One or Two Private Golf Lessons with Swing Analysis or Group Lesson with PGA Instructor Blake Brown (Up to 63% Off) 

Blake Brown

Riverbend Golf Course

$80 $39

Hour-long lessons with PGA Level One Apprentice and U.S. Army vet incorporate swing analysis to help students lower their scores

Two, Four or Six Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Studio Kicks Palo Alto (Up to 85% Off)

Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Palo Alto

$198 $39

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Instructors trained by world-champion martial artist and film actor Richard Branden conduct energetic cardio kickboxing exercises

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American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $39

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Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

Registration for One for Partnerships in Action - San Francisco 5k Benefit Run Race(Up to 47% Off)

Partnerships 5k Run

Lake Elizabeth Central Park

$30 $16

Enjoy a brisk morning run and an all-day festival with food and live music, benefiting the AKF Foundation's battle against global poverty

One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons at Golf With Ren (Up to 60% Off)

Golf With Ren

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

5 or 10 45-Minute Martial-Arts Classes, Including Uniform at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 63% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Fremont

$80 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels in a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Grappling to improve strength and confidence

$41 for $135 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — USA Wuchi KungFu Academy

Usa Wuchi Kungfu Academy

Fremont

$135 $41

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$275 for $550 Worth of Sports Camp — Table Tennis America

Itabletennis

Fremont

$550 $275

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Eight Children's Martial-Arts Classes or Three Months of Classes at Martial Arts America (Up to 84% Off)

Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

30-Minutes in Batting Cage or a Batting-Cage Party with Pizza and Sodas for 4 or 12 at Funworks! (Up to 56% Off)

Funworks Modesto

Modesto

$22 $12

The 18-acre park enthralls guests ages 6 and older with batting practice, large one-topping pizzas, and 16-ounce sodas

One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Modesto Self Defense & Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Modesto Self Defense & Fitness

Modesto

$160 $59

Students build self-defense and martial arts skills in krav maga classes

One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% Off)

Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside

Modesto

$120 $59

PGA Class A pro Joe Smith draws from more than a decade of coaching experience and a competitive playing career to help golfers improve

10 or 20 Classes at Modesto Tai Chi Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Modesto Tai Chi Academy

Modesto

$200 $39

Tai chi classes begin with a slow set of movements designed to improve health while providing students with a base knowledge of self-defense

One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Modesto

$139 $49

Master Rick Jones—a 7th degree black belt—and his staff teach martial-arts skills to both kids and adults of all skill levels

One Month of Aikido Lessons for Adults or Children at Tri City Aikido (Up to 69% Off)

Tri City Aikido

Newark

$160 $59

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize aikido

5 or 10 Adult Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Kids’ Classes at KOA Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

KOA Fitness

Newark

$125 $19

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Muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes in a gym with full-size boxing rings and octagonal cages

Introductory Archery Lesson with Equipment and Practice Time for Two or Four at Archery Only (Up to 51% Off)

Archery Only

Newark

$60 $30

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Learn how to sling arrows with recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Phoenix Sunrise Golf Course (Up to Half Off)

Phoenix Sunrise Golf Course

Lemoore

$64 $32

Twosomes and foursomes make their way along an 18-hole course with assistance from rental carts

$29 for One Month of Urban Gymnastics Classes at Gymnastics Beat ($95 Value)

Gymnastics Beat

West Fresno

$95 $29

Urban gymnastics classes incorporate obstacle courses and stunt-work to teach flips, twists, and other parkour-inspired tricks

4, 8, or 16 Tai Chi Classes at Tai Chi for Wellness (Up to 63% Off)

Tai Chi for Wellness

Tai Chi for Wellness

$40 $19

Tai chi classes promote wellness and health through slow, sequenced movements

5 or 10 Yoga Tai-Chi or Egyptian-Yoga Classes at Egyptian Shaolin Martial Arts University (Up to 82% Off)

Egyptian Shaolin Martial Arts University

Fresno

$125 $25

Reach mental, physical, and spiritual peace with yoga; master defense training and reap health benefits with tai chi

One Month of Tumbling or Parkour Classes or a Birthday Party for 20 at CheerForce Fresno (Up to 55% Off)

CheerForce Fresno

Bullard

$55 $25

Instructors teach kids 5 and up tumbling and parkour; birthdays include games, music, and cheer activities, as well as decorations and more

$30 for One Month of Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Roots Kickboxing ($139 Value)

Roots Kickboxing

Union City

$139 $30

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

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Hernandez Martial Arts

Union City

$160 $19

Kids learn discipline, physical skills, self-defense, and hard work during children's karate classes

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Las Positas Golf Course

Livermore

$36 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Cyclone Martial Arts (49% Off)

Cyclone Martial Arts And Fitness

Livermore

$129 $66

Learn one of the best self-defense methods in the world today. Improve your strength, stamina, confidence, and self-steeam

10 or 20 Boxing and Muay Thai Classes at Darcio Lira Martial Arts (Up to 84% Off)

Darcio Lira Martial Arts

Livermore

$150 $29

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TriValley ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

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Elite Training Center

Pleasanton

$210 $20

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Instructors help students get in shape fast while learning self-defense techniques with intensive cross-training sessions

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Espinosa Martial Arts

Pleasanton

$100 $55

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$16 for One Month of Classes at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness ($108 Value)

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

$108 $16

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Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons from Gary Monisteri (Up to 51% Off)

Gary Monisteri Golf

Vintage Park

$120 $59

Seasoned PGA pro instructor breaks golf down into its core components, leading focused practices aimed at making actual rounds more fun

Walk With Me Entry for One, Two, or Four on September 27 from Easter Seals of Central California (Up to 60% Off)

Easter Seals of Central California

Sierra Vista Mall

$47 $20

Participants join the local effort to aid individuals with disabilities by partaking in a two-mile fun walk or 5K run on September 27

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Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright-red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers—Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel—such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur—with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.

5000 Highway 146
Paicines,
CA
US

Castle Rock Climbing School's expert guides eschew climbing walls for the raw stone faces of the Santa Cruz Mountains. PCGI-certified instructors spearhead trips ranging in duration from half a day to four days, spiriting intrepid climbers away for a nature-filled morning or 96 hours away from home to just let the neighbors get all the mail-stealing out of their system. Every guide boasts years of experience leading their wards up and down rocky inclines and is stuffed with local knowledge and teaching prowess. The school outfits climbers with the gear they need, including helmets, harnesses, and shoes, requiring that guests only take care of dressing themselves and deciding what song to yodel from the summit.

5000 Hwy. 146
Paicines,
California
US

Feel Golf Co. has 25 years of experience placing high-quality golfing sticks in the hands of touring professionals and amateurs committed to improving their game. These putting pros offer performance products for players of every handicap, and use specially formulated metals coupled with a proprietary pressure-casting system to create their clubs, including the Lee Miller Signature QPQ wedge ($119.99). The Tsunami Mallet putter uses NASA-based ceramic technology to reduce putting backspin and guide balls safely back into the atmosphere after intergalactic travel shots ($89.99). Fashion-forward fairway fans can show brand loyalty with Full Release caps, designed to block out the sun and conceal the identity of pros tagging in for difficult approaches ($7.99).

1354 Dayton St
Salinas,
CA
US

Designed by 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples, San Juan Oaks Golf Club showcases an 18-hole course that arches across 7,133 yards of San Juan Valley terrain. On the front nine, golfers test their mettle at one of Freddy's favorite holes, the 204-yard, par-3 sixth hole, where tee shots must speed through swirling winds and trees wielding catchers’ mitts to land on a green guarded by oak and eucalyptus trees. The back nine rolls through the valley’s foothills, regaling golfers with frequent elevation changes and back-to-back tees—at 16 and 17—that offer stunning views of the surrounding area. The course frequently draws top-flight golfers and is a Stage-One site of the PGA Tour's Qualifying School.

Before taking to the first tee, golfers can warm up at the club’s practice facilities, which include a 15-acre, all-grass driving range, a 10,000-square-foot putting green, and an area for chipping and bunker shots. Elegant, high-beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace await golfers and underfed 9-irons at the restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Fred Couples

  • Length of 7,133 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 74.6 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees

  • Five tee options

  • Scorecard

3825 Union Rd
Hollister,
CA
US

Adventures by the Sea is owner Frank Knight’s love letter to Monterey Bay. As an avid cyclist, kayaker, and surfer in his youth, Frank decided to share the gift of the bay by providing land- and sea-activity rentals for tourists. But, what started out as a small bike-rental shop frequented by local hotel guests eventually transformed into a four-location recreational company that now offers kayaking, bicycling, SUP paddling, and surrey-carriage rentals and tours.

Bicycle renters can cruise along 17-Mile Drive and the rocky shorelines of Pacific Grove, while surrey-carriage rentals provide a low-key communal pedaling adventure for up to four riders. Patrons can also enjoy the serene environment of Monterey Peninsula as they glide through the waters of Cannery Row and Stillwater Cove—both part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary—on the company’s kayaks and standup paddleboards (SUP). During tours, knowledgeable guides rattle off facts about the area while pointing out its wildlife, such as harbor seals lounging on the rocks and otters snapping pictures of kayakers.

Along with providing land and water activities, Adventures by the Sea helps guests build stronger relationships with one another through their local group adventures, which include scavenger hunts. When customers are ready to invest in their own trustworthy gear, the company’s pro shop helps them stock up on boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, and paddleboards from brands such as Surftech, Naish Hawaii, and Paddle Surf Hawaii.

299 Cannery Row
Monterey,
CA
US

The Monterey Peninsula produces first-rate golf courses the same way New York City breeds artists and musicians, and Rancho Canada Golf Club is no exception. The club is a 36-hole showcase of rolling fairways and greens intersected by the murmuring ripples of the Carmel River. The waterway's origin is obvious as the course unfolds: the entire complex nestles under the green peaks of the Saint Lucia Mountain in the distance.

The longer of the two layouts, the West Course skips over the Carmel River three times, shifting between broad fairways and narrow ones lined with cottonwoods, sycamores, and drivers that were planted in the ground in hope that they would blossom there. The East Course comes into contact with the river on five occasions, and culminates with a finishing hole replete with scenic views of the mountain range. A natural-grass driving range and greens for putting and chipping faciliate pre- or post-round practice. Players can also demo the latest clubs or groom their game in private lessons or group golf clinics.

East Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,125 yards from the tips * Course rating of 69.5 from the tips * Slope rating of 122 from the tips * Three tee options

West Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Length of 6,357 yards from the tips * Course rating of 70.6 from the tips * Slope rating of 124 from the tips * Three tee options

4860 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel,
CA
US