Villagers and visitors alike have no shortage of options to choose from when it comes to keeping in shape and staying physically active in and around The Villages. In addition to our famous selection of world class golf courses, we keep ourselves busy with a wide range of recreational activities that offers a little something for everyone. Here’s a list of some of the most popular recreational opportunities that we have to choose from in our community. If you see something that strikes your fancy, click on through for the inside scoop.
- The Villages Scuba Club – Whether your an experienced diving pro or have yet to get your snorkle wet, The Villages Scuba Club has a large calendar of events, as well as classes geared to scuba enthusiasts of all skill levels. Given the proximity of The Villages’s location to a number of priming diving spots, getting involved in The Villages Scuba Club is a great way to start exploring our region, and you just might make some new friends along the way.
- The Villages Polo Club – Golf might be the first activity that comes to mind for most people when they think about The Villages, but polo comes in as a close second for many local residents. The Villages has its very own polo club that squares off against visiting clubs at its spacious, three tier polo stadium. If you have a horse of your own, rental space is available at both the barn and the paddocks for a very reasonable fee.
- Pickelball Courts at The Villages – During the past decade, the sport of pickelball has gone from a relatively uncommon recreational activity to one of the most popular new sports amongst retirees. Pickelball is a racquet sport that is basically a cross between traditional tennis, table tennis and badminton. Thanks to the lightweight wiffleball used in the game, pickelball is a slower moving sport than similar activities, which is makes it a particularly attractive way to spend the afternoon for seniors. The Villages is home to some great pickleball courts, as well as an official pickelball club.
- The Villages Woodshop – Believe it or not, The Villages is also home to a full scale woodworking shop where members are free to use a wide variety of high quality tools and equipment to hone their craft. If you enjoy tooling around in the shop, you will definitely want to find out more about The Villages Woodshop.