Having played and coached at the professional and Major League levels, instructors are equipped with a wealth of knowledge, which they tote to the indoor training facility where baseball and softball players of all ages hone their skills. Athletes can rent space and purchase memberships to rehearse technique on their own, or they can enroll in clinics, camps, and group or private lessons. Ten batting cages, which lock up feral mascots who escape from their plush zoo, stripe the space, and 25-foot ceilings give players plenty of room to train. Two 75'x75' turf areas can combine into one jumbo-size field, and pitchers practice in one of four lanes.
A percussive rhythm of impact rings through the air at North County Golf & Sports Center, whether its the smack of golf balls leaving grass and mat tees or the crack of baseball bats inside batting cage balls. Golfers of all ability levels enjoy use of covered, heated tees in inclement weather and can work on their short game skills on a large putting green. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, players can join in on instructional clinics held seven days a week, wherein they work on basic and advanced facets of their game including grip, stance, and alignment. If stationary targets don't present enough of a challenge, players can head over to the batting cages to practice transforming pitches into line drives, grounders, and nacho-ruining foul balls.
Interactive bumper cars, 80 arcade games, and the tubes, tunnels, and slides of a soft playground all nestle within the 12,000-square-foot Swing-A-Round Fun Town facility in Fenton. Outside, waterfalls and fountains surround three professionally designed outdoor mini golf courses, and a mammoth pond accommodates 15 colliding bumper boats. The fun continues at the kiddie kart track for youngsters 3–8 years old or the more than 1,100-foot adult track, where kids can join a parent in a double-seat go-kart whose second steering wheel allows tykes to pretend drive and practice ignoring hitchhikers. Elsewhere, nine batting cages test players' homerun hitting skills with softball slow and fast pitches or baseballs flung at 35–80 mph.
With hard work and some assistance from Ozzie Smith's Sports Academy, even first-time athletes can make their way to the winner's podium. Esteemed coaches work with trainees in camps and lessons that build baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer skills. Training is available all year-round regardless of weather, thanks to the academy's expansive indoor facilities. Players flock to the courts and cages not only for formal training, but also to play on Ozzie's academy teams.
Tower Tee Golf in Saint Louis offers a nice course for pros and beginners to practice golf.
For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this course.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this course is a great spot for families.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.