Sports in Sudbury

One or Five Groupons, Each Good for a Family Day Pass at Wayland Community Pool (Up to 51% Off)

Wayland Community Pool

Wayland

$40 $20

Families of two adults and all children under 21 enjoy a 10-lane lap pool with two diving boards

One Month of Tai Chi, Kenpo, or Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes at Ethereal Arts Self Defense (Up to 58% Off)

Ethereal Arts Self Defense

Stow

$79 $39

Black belted instructors teach everything from kenpo karate to ancient chin-na grappling techniques

$55 for $100 Toward One month of Martial Arts Classes — New Horizon Karate & More

New Horizon Karate & More

West Boylston

$100 $55

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Pass for a Round of Golf at 10 Golf Courses for One or Two from Mass Tour Card (Up to 78% Off)

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

Swing Lessons, Playing Lesson, or Club Evaluation at Rod's Golf Improvement Center (Up to 60% Off). Five Options.

Rod's Golf Improvement Center

Rod's Golf Improvement Center

$50 $25

Whittle strokes off your average round with swing or on-course lessons; club evaluation ensures equipment matches swing and physique

Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes from Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

One Month of Kids' Fitness or 10 Adult Karate or Kickboxing Classes at Certain Victory Martial Arts (Up to 82% Off)

Certain Victory Martial Arts

Marlborough

$209 $39

Experienced and certified instructor leads children and adults in fitness and self defense classes

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

$20 for $40 Worth of Martial Arts — New England Martial Arts

New England Martial Arts

Marlborough

$40 $20

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One or Three Months of Karate Classes with Uniform at Personal Best Karate (Up to 75% Off)

Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in karate classes

One or Three Months of Youth Aikido Classes at Aikido Framingham Aikikai (Up to 65% Off)

Aikido Framingham Aikikai

Multiple Locations

$135 $49

Students learn Aikido basics in classes focused on safety, fun, and character development

Five Medium or Large Buckets of Range Balls at Natick Golf Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Natick Golf Learning Center

Natick

$50 $25

Launch range balls from 75 artificial and natural grass hitting stations and polish chips and putts at the short game practice area

$54 for $119 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Seishin Martial Arts

Seishin Martial Arts

Sherborn

$119 $54

Students of all ages learn basic fast-paced movements, punches, and kicks

Kayak Rental for One Youth or Adult or Double Kayak or Canoe for Two at Nemasket Kayak Center (Up to 53% Off)

Nemasket Kayak Center

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Paddlers explore the temperate waters of Tihonet Pond or Onset Beach, glimpsing local wildlife such as herons, egrets, and osprey

5 Group or Private Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at Vo2max Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Vo2max Fitness

Needham

$125 $29

Boxing and fitness studio blends classic fighter workouts and training techniques to fine tune boxing ability and craft effective exercises

$29 for 18 Holes of Virtual Golf for Two at Chip Shots Bar & Grill ($60 Value)

Chip Shots Bar & Grill

Littleton

$60 $29

PGA-licensed golf simulators project 29 real-life courses on two 10'x12' screens; menu of bar food such as nachos, pizza, and sandwiches

10 Martial Arts Classes at Sarah's School of Martial Arts (55% Off)

Sarah's School Of Martial Arts

Arlington

$150 $68

From the merchant: We offer Brazilian jujitsu and shotokan classes for adult and kids.

Golf Lesson with PGA Pro or Golf Simulator Session at Big Sticks Indoor Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Big Sticks Indoor Golf

Burlington

$110 $59

PGA pros utilize latest golf technology to breakdown swings and offer corrective advice; simulators replicate world's top courses

$55 for $100 Worth of Kayak Rental — Amazing Grace Marina, LLC

Amazing Grace Marina, Outfitters And River Run

Bennington

$100 $55

Take in views of beautiful foliage on a kayak during a five-mile river or a two-mile lake run; includes shuttle, photo, and video

One or Two Months of Cardio Kickboxing Boot Camp at Michael Macaris Kung-Fu (Up to 73% Off)

Michael Macaris Kung-Fu

Billerica

$175 $55

Cardio kickboxing workouts burn fat, tone bodies, and increase stamina and flexibility while teaching self-defense

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense (Up to 63% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

10 Kids' Martial-Arts Classes or Month of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at New England Small Circle JuJitsu (Up to 83% Off)

New England Small Circle JuJitsu

Woburn

$250 $49

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited CrossKick or CrossBox Classes at Crosstrain Sports Club (62% Off)

Crosstrain Sports Club

Chelmsford

$49.99 $19

Full body workout with a focus on cardio and boxing or kicking

18-Hole Round of Golf Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Winchendon Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

$87 $43

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

One or Three Months of Parkour, Superhero, and Free-Running Classes at Hub Freerunning (Up to 44% Off)

Hub Freerunning

Westwood

$135 $75

Competitive-level free-runner teaches students the jumps, flips, and foundation of parkour

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Neil Stone's Karate Academy (45% Off)

Neil Stone's Karate Academy

Brookline

$510 $281

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Florian Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Florian Martial Arts

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

Adult Fitness Kickboxing Classes or Youth Martial Arts Programs at AMAC Gym (Up to 75% Off)

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 54% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $99

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

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6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Roshankish Tae Kwon DO (45% Off)

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

$540 $297

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Two-Month Intro to Fencing Course for One or Two Plus Loaned Gear and Uniforms at Bay State Fencers (50% Off)

Bay State Fencers

Ward Two

$150 $75

During fencing bouts supervised by professional coaches, students learn the basics of the sport while using loaned equipment and uniforms

10 or 20 Kids' Martial Arts Classes Including Uniform at America's Best Defense (Up to 89% Off)

America's Best Defense Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$273.12 $39

Youngsters burn off excess energy and learn self-defense during martial arts classes taught by seasoned instructors; includes a uniform

Day Pass for Two or Three-Month Child, Adult, or Family Membership at Rock On Adventure (Up to 63% Off)

Rock On Adventure

Norwood

$265 $120

Memberships bundle unlimited rock climbing with one private lesson for kids, adults, or families of four; day pass includes rental gear

Five, Ten, or 15 Group Martial Arts Classes at Field Martial Arts Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Field Martial Arts Academy

Norwood

$110 $39

Children learn discipline and focus with martial arts foundation classes, while students 13 and up learn self-defense through Krav Maga

$25 for $50 Worth of Services at Team Flo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Team Flo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-Lowell

South Lowell

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Individual or One Month of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 71% Off)

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Lowell

$100 $35

Experienced black belt leads classes in Brazilian jiu jitsu and muay thai; offers fundamental and advanced levels

Tune-Up at City Bicycle (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

City Bicycle

Downtown

$65 $35

Technicians can tune and repair almost all makes and models within 48 hours

One or Three Months of Unlimited Karate Classes at JKR (Up to 60% Off)

JKR

Milford

$50 $20

Certified instructors lead karate classes that cover martial-arts fundamentals, such as attacks and defensive maneuvers

5, 10, or 20 Boxing, Kickboxing, or MMA Fitness Classes at Red House Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $29

Fight your way to fitness during high intensity workouts that employ the movements of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA

8 or 12 Boxing Fitness Classes with Hands-On Training at Boston Boxing & Fitness (52% Off)

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

Certified instructors lead boxing courses designed for all skill levels, with emphasis on fitness over combat

Two or Four Ultimate One-Hour Golf Lesson Packages at Jack Gale Golf Lessons (Up to 50% Off)

Jack Gale Golf Lessons

Boylston

$270 $148

New England PGA Teacher of the Year Jack Gale leads comprehensive lessons that include video analysis and equipment evaluation

$39 for a Full Bike Tune-Up at Back Bay Bicycles ($75 Value)

Back Bay Bicycles

Back Bay

$75 $39

Trained and experienced technicians adjust and tune-up bikes with a quick turnaround, so customers can get back on the road

$75 for Entry & Spectator Pass to Fenway Park Spartan Sprint on Saturday, November 15 (Up to $150 value)

Spartan Races

Fenway Park

$150 $75

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

Golf Instruction, Simulator Time, or Membership at City Golf Boston (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

CityGolf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

$43.99 for Five Boxing Classes at Peter Welch's Gym (65% Value)

Peter Welch's Gym

Columbus Park - Andrew Square

$125 $43.99

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Men and women of any age learn old-school boxing methods at a studio visited by Anthony Bourdain and frequented by pros such as Brock Lesnar

$50 for $100 Worth of Boxing — Godin's Premier Krav Maga

Godin's Premier Martial Arts

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

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One or Two Months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness (Up to 70% Off)

Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness

South Boston

$139 $49

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Swaby Tae Kwon Do Academy (50% Off)

Swaby's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Boston

$450 $225

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$77 for $140 Toward One Month Martial Arts Membership with Uniform— Eclectic Karate

Eclectic Karate

Redeem from Home

$140 $77

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$89 for an Online Kickboxing-Instructor Certification Course from Kick 2 Fit ($299 Value)

Kick to Fit

Online Deal

$299 $89

A certified personal trainer leads an online certification course that teaches kickboxing basics with drills and exercises

5 or 10 Boxing Classes with Gloves and Hand Wraps at The Ring Boxing Club (Up to 82% Off)

The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate Boston

On Location

$324 $20

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

$150 for Golf-Swing Analysis, Club Fitting, and $25 Credit at TaylorMade Performance Labs ($375 Value)

TaylorMade Performance Labs

TaylorMade Performance Lab at The International

$375 $150

TaylorMade professionals use latest technology to analyze golf swing and outfit golfers with the equipment that works best for their style

One or Two Months of Unlimited Karate Classes for Adult or Child at Perro Shotokan Karate (Up to 58% Off)

Perro Shotokan Karate

North Grafton

$95 $45

Traditional Shotokan karate dojo for adults and children

Four-Week or Eight-Week Martial Arts Membership at North Shore Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

$234 $29

Students study kenpo and jiu-jitsu as they learn discipline and self-defense, with cost of uniforms included

Martial Arts Classes at Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 84% Off). Three Options Available.

Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center

Wakefield

$125 $20

Center dedicated to building up confident, skilled fighters helps students train for their goals with specialized equipment and programs

$60 for 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart and Range Balls at Red Tail Golf Club (Up to $99 Value)

Red Tail Golf Club

Devens

$99 $60

Ancient trees lines the fairways of course with coastal elements like tall grasses and plenty of bunkers

4 weeks of unlimited Kardio Kickboxing Classes — Budo Kai Martial Arts Institute

Budo Kai Martial Arts Institute

Leominster

$59 $30

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18 Holes of Simulated Golf for Two or Four, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at OptiGolf (Up to 69% Off)

OptiGolf

Middleton

$160 $50

7,000 square-foot center features nine simulators with 14-foot HD projections screens and a library of 85 championship courses

Three or Six 45-Minute Private Golf Lessons from Rick DePamphilis NexLevel Golf (Up to 56% Off)

Rick DePamphilis NexLevel GoIf

Paradise Driving Range

$595 $259

PGA master pro analyzes students' swing tendencies with a variety of tools to develop correct form and course-management skills

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center (Up to 70% Off)

DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

$67 for $150 Worth of Services at ATA Martial Arts Of Dracut

Ata Martial Arts Of Dracut

Dracut

$150 $67

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Greater Boston Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Greater Boston Fitness

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

$33 for One 18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental at Maplegate Country Club (Up to $59 Value)

Maplegate Country Club

Bellingham

$59 $33

Water comes into play on 10 holes of gently undulating course that stretches 6,815 yards from the tips

Five or Ten Krav Maga Classes With Gloves at America's Best Defense (Up to 72% Off)

America's Best Defense

Multiple Locations

$89 $29

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Krav Maga martial arts skills teach students techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence

$54 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

$99 $54

From the merchant: Start a lifelong journey in the Korean art of tae kwon do. Includes registration, orientation, first month of classes.

6 or 14 Weeks of Krav Maga Classes at New England Self Defense (Up to 67% Off)

New England Self Defense

Hadwen Park

$110 $39

Students learn to effectively defend themselves through groin kicks, elbow strikes, and other swift moves

$58 for One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy ($159 Value)

Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $58

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

Kayak Rental for One or Tandem-Kayak or Canoe Rental for Two from EMS Outdoor Schools (Up to 50% Off)

EMS Schools

Multiple Locations

$25 $12.50

Riders gently maneuver through the waters of Lincoln Woods State Park in a two-person canoe, kayak, or tandem kayak

Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Wentworth Hills Country Club (Up to 30% Off)

Wentworth Hills Golf Club

Plainville

$96 $69

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Course designed by a renowned architect showcases New England's terrain and features greens sized and shaped to encourage risky shots

Karate or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Membership at East Coast Martial Arts Academy (Up to 83% Off). 4 Options Available

East Coast Martial Arts Academy

Quincy

$179 $39

Get a great cardio workout while learning the self-defense skills of karate & Brazilian jiu-jitsu from coaches with over 40 years experience

18 Holes of Golf, Cart, and Range Balls for One, Two, or Four at Townsend Ridge Country Club (Up to 50% Off)

Townsend Ridge Country Club

Townsend

$70 $39

Course designed by Ted Manning and US Women’s Open champ Mary Mills nestles among pines, hemlocks, and white birches

10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Fitchburg

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$49 for $110 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Modern Martial Arts Center and iLoveKickboxing.com Inc

Modern Martial Arts Center

Lunenburg

$110 $49

10 muay thai classes, which come with a free pair of boxing gloves, get the adrenalin pumping while burning fat

5 or 10 Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Rockstar Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Rockstar Martial Arts

Stoughton

$125 $29

Learn real-world self-defense techniques originally developed by the Israeli military

Five Karate Classes or One or Three Months of Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy (Up to 75% Off)

Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

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As a ballroom-dance teacher, Monica had already mastered the dance floor when she found out she was pregnant. Though the news meant she had to give up some of her larger responsibilities, she kept teaching up until a week before she gave birth and came back just eight weeks after, driven by her love of dance.

But her months of working during pregnancy had taught her something: dancing was social and active, which was “keeping her sane.” Not only did it improve her mood, the stimulation of dancing helped keep her child, Oscar, calm both in the womb and in his carrier. Spurred by her new experiences, Monica founded Mama Ballroom to share the joy of dancing with other expecting and brand-new moms. Monica’s one-hour classes impart basic steps and patterns in a variety of ballroom styles, allowing moms of any experience level to move to the music and ensure their baby’s popularity at kindergarten cocktail hours. Mama Ballroom incorporates elements of classical, Latin, and tango to teach students to sway to the sultry sounds of Sinatra, salsa, and merengue.

327 Concord Rd.
Sudbury,
MA
US

Sandy Burr Country Club is a golf course in good company. It's among the nation's ever-dwindling stock of courses designed by Donald Ross, master architect of such notable courses as Pinehurst No. 2 and Inverness Club. The legendary designer unveiled the 18-holer in 1922, at the outset of the decade that would soon become known as the "Golden Era" of golf course design—due to the proliferation of course construction, not because stockbrokers refused to play with anything but golden clubs. Adding to the historical pedigree, professionals Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen played the course in the 20s and 30s, even participating in the 1935 Massachusetts Open. Golfers today walk in their large footprints as they take on the 6,550-yard course and its three water hazards, before retiring to the English Tudor-style clubhouse—a charming piece of history in its own right.

103 Cochituate Rd.
Wayland,
MA
US

In 1973, Mike Farny had a vision: to bring affordable outdoor recreation to the residents of metropolitan Boston. Opening the Charles River Canoe Service that year, Farny became an instrumental voice in efforts to clean up the river, encouraging people to canoe, kayak, and sweep up the dirt on the riverbanks. The next year, he persuaded the Leo J. Martin Golf Course to transform its greens and fairways into a sprawling landscape for cross-country skiing alongside the Charles, allowing the public to enjoy recreation on the river even when its waters had frozen. A 15-kilometer system of trails makes use of natural snowfall and offers skiers a chance to change up their routes. Even when flakes refuse to fall, a state-of-the-art artificial-snow system shoots powder over a 2.5-kilometer loop, which rests beneath lights to allow night skiing before guests return to the cozy snack shop for hot cocoa and a bite to eat.

200 Park Rd
Weston,
MA
US

The high-pitched thwacks of flush drives pierce the air from the elevated hitting bays that encompass Leo J. Martin Golf Course's driving range, inspiring clubbers of all abilities to perfect their pendulous swings. With more than 30 hitting stalls replete with new artificial mats, the expansive range facilitates practice shots with all clubs or overenthusiastic legs as guests soak in sweeping views of the tree-lined New England countryside. The range faces due east, so golfers won't have to reckon with the setting sun as they follow soaring shots through the stratosphere. A selection of new and used clubs anchors the facility's fully stocked pro shop, providing pristine wares to accompany swings fine-tuned at the range or during lessons. The practice area shares grounds with the Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course, a 6,320-yard course that opens its grassy passageways to all aspiring pin hunters.

190 Park Rd
Weston,
MA
US

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

100 Needham Street
Newton,
MA
US

Nestled within 164 acres of mature pine trees and hardwood forest, the secluded golf course at Quail Ridge Country Club surrounds visitors in natural splendor. Course architect Mark Mungeam of Cornish, Silva, and Mungeam, Inc., designed the fairways to harmonize with the naturally rolling terrain, where occasional stone walls line the edges of what were once farmers’ fields. After teeing off, players choose carefully among their bag’s fairway woods, long irons, and golf-ball-sized blowguns as they confront a number-one handicap first hole whose fairway unfurls over nearly 600 uphill yards. The course doesn’t let up, keeping golfers on their toes right up to the end of each round.

Off the course, players gain the skills needed to meet such challenges by frequenting the chipping area or practice putting green. During lessons held in these practice spots, head teaching pro John Carco harnesses more than 15 years of experience to help students eliminate slice and perfect their swing. The country club’s family center hosts a snack bar where golfers can fuel up for a round, stash their belongings in lockers, or build ball-driving muscles at the fitness center.

Just a hop and a skip from the family center, the club’s 3,200-square-foot outdoor pool entices visitors of all stripes with its widely varied facilities. Athletes zip down 75-foot swim lanes, parents and kids splash in a baby pool with zero-grade entry, and sunbathers bask on more than 4,500 square feet of deck. On four adjacent tennis courts, serves rebound off of Har-Tru clay surfaces, and windscreens keep out distracting breezes and lost pool-goers murmuring "Marco?"

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 66 course * Length of 5,426 yards * Course rating of 67.9 * Slope rating of 122 * See the scorecard * See the course layout and hole details * Five tee options

352 Great Rd
Acton,
MA
US