By Tripp Laino
The holiday season can be quite a challenge. There are meals to prepare, errands to run, and gifts to buy — and wrap! Finding that perfect gift can be the biggest challenge of all.
If you’re looking for inspiration, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn about the many great gifts available from Columbia Association — things you can buy for nearly anyone on your list.
The gift of wellness
Need a gift for someone looking to improve their health and wellness? Get them some one-on-one help with CA’s personal training sessions (or a CA gift card to purchase them)! Gift cards are available in any denomination, and personal training prices start as low as $47 per session (depending on the package purchased), so you can find the perfect gift for any budget.
For more information, visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/personaltraining.
Do you want a friend to join you in your favorite class at Haven on the Lake? Working out is always better together! Class passes for Haven on the Lake can be purchased in packages of five, 10 and 15 — and if you have a class pass, you don’t need to pay an additional charge to enter Haven (please still check-in at the front desk, though). Call 410-715-3020 or email HOL.Info@ColumbiaAssociation.org for more information.
Get in the swing
It doesn’t matter if you’re more interested in bombing shots down the fairway or nailing that inside corner serve — CA’s golf and tennis lessons are a great gift for whoever on your list is looking to step up their game.
CA’s golf instructional programs help you build a quality golf swing and an excellent short game. Because each person’s needs are different, private lessons offer individualized instruction with an emphasis on helping you find the best swing for you and/or correcting any problems. Lessons are now available year-round at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club, including indoor lessons using Flightscope technology so you can work on your game this offseason.
One-on-one lessons are offered in 30- and 45-minute sessions, with discounts available for purchasing packages of lessons. Small group lessons are 60 minutes and are priced for groups of two, three, or four or more. Great for office team building gatherings!
Call the Pro Shop at either Fairway Hills Golf Club or Hobbits Glen Golf Club, and a staff member will help you select the right kind of lesson program or league. If you prefer private lessons, call 410-730-0012.
Private tennis lessons work on specific aspects of each player’s tennis game, including situation-based training, tactical and technical synergy, mental toughness, and match play scenarios with feedback. And the PlaySight Smart Court cameras at Long Reach Tennis Club allow you to live-stream your matches online or through a mobile app. That way, you can review your stroke, track your stats, and work with a coach to improve your game.
Lessons can be purchased as individual sessions or packs of five or 10. For more information, call Long Reach Tennis Club at 410-423-4120.
CA gift cards
Do you still need more ideas for presents? Try CA gift cards, which open the doors to a variety of additional experiences for all interests and ages.
Gift cards can be used for admission at Columbia Ice Rink, Columbia SkatePark and Columbia SportsPark, where your recipient can skate, hit the batting cages or play a round of mini-golf. They can also be used for pool entrance fees and refreshments, lessons in golf, tennis and swimming, martial arts classes — and even as a gift for your four-legged family members to go to Columbia DogPark.
Gift cards are available at many of CA’s facilities and the Customer and Member Service Center (6310 Hillside Court). For more information, call 410-715-3000.