This Bocce Court & Horseshoe Pit installation is our featured project of the month, and this family-operated winery at Dancing Apache Ranch wanted activity/game play features for a special events wine tasting room, as well as one for a more private “family” gathering space. Their choices were bocce & horseshoes, and we couldn’t have been happier to create this for them!
We first had to meet with the client to select the location for each amenity, and after a little brainstorming and checking out our other bocce & horseshoe courts online, we think we nailed it…the bocce court selection was directly adjacent to this cool outdoor tasting room. The view from the bocce court is the barn-converted tasting room on one side, and the vineyards on the other….PERFECT!
If that wasn’t enough, we also installed new matching-themed landscape lighting with bronze fixtures and a programmable timer. Now the competition starts with wine and goes on into the dark…
Next came the locale for the family horseshoe pits, and the natural spot was right next to the most popular family gathering area. Where you ask?...why, the kitchen / outdoor dining ramada of course! This added sports amenity really brings the family together, both young and old, and the simple style ties that ranch theme destination together full circle. With a little sod removal and some grading, this completed install was a total ringer, with everybody a winner.
Adding sports amenities to gathering spaces is a great way to bring family and friends together. From the bocce court at the tasting room to the horseshoe pits at the Ramada, the installation of these two activities included all the finishing touches. One look at the bocce court proves why we are the top bocce court builder in Arizona!
As with every project, we provided our “like it was my house” service.
If you live in Washington DC or nearby you should consider joining the DC Bocce League. In addition to other venues, they have league play on at least 2 Boccemon surfaced bocce courts. The first business to install a Boccemon oyster blend bocce court was Vinoteca, a romantic wine bar/bistro offering small plates and entrees. Outside there’s a patio with bocce court that is located in the U Street corridor of Washington DC. Two courts at Highland Park sit between condos and businesses. They were inspired by one of the founders of the league John Groth in 2012.
DC's best recreational sports league w/ locations across DC, VA & MD. Running year-round indoor & outdoor bocce leagues plus social & charity events. Follow their shenanigans on Instagram.
Highland Park / Lou's Thursdays
Play Bocce on Thursdays on the outdoor courts at Highland Park. Games start at 6:30 pm and run every 45 minutes through the evening. Keep the party going all night long at Lou's City Bar and enjoy Lou's bocce night specials with all of your new best friends!
The DC Bocce League was founded in 2004 by a close group of friends on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. After playing with other recreational leagues around town, the founders decided to put together a social sports experience that was more in tune with their lifestyle. Bocce was the obvious choice! Easy to play, bocce creates a space for players to engage in friendly, casual competition (often with a drink in hand). The League instantly attracted an assorted group of people in their 20s and 30s looking for an excuse to share a unique meetup experience.
This project of the month was a mountainside bocce court with an AMAZING VIEW, ready for pictures on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens! This couple wanted to finally finish out the space that was “bocce court ready” with the court that would work for all occasions. We were able to trek all the construction materials (by hand) up the mountain to make their dream come true. “FORE!”
Grow Land built this project in just 2 days, working more than 12 hours on the first day…whew! As with most of our special projects, we waived the magic calendar wand to make this work, even working into the evening.
This is a multi-purpose bocce court, with a harder, compacted granite landscape rock playing surface. This court plays a little faster than our premium oyster shell blend, but allows for other uses, like dinner parties with long tables and lots of friends.
In-between the outdoor dinner parties overlooking the golf course, this bocce court amenity includes a breathtaking mountain lounge area at the top, combined with an active sports area for winding down.
As with every project, we provided our “like it was my house” service, and the clients are totally excited to RELAX AND BOCCE ON!