Private Shooting Range. The state-of-the-art shooting lanes are equipped with South Florida's first PILOT™ target retrieving system and custom shooting games to provide a more engaging shooting experience.

South Florida now has its first “Guntry Club” shooting facility. The new private gun club in Fort Lauderdale features a members-only experience with a luxurious country club atmosphere for shooting enthusiasts. It’ called the Founder’s Shooting Club and it’s located in Fort Lauderdale two blocks east of the DRV PNK Stadium where Messi plays.

Founders and Apex owner, Victor Grillo, states “We wanted Florida to have its first ever ‘guntry’-style club.  Our club is at the crossroads between a VIP gun range and an exclusive country club.”

It’s a private club with a one time initiation fee of $3,500 and dues of $199 a month. Along with the shooting lanes, members get.

 Gourmet food service
 Cigar lounge
 Full fitness gym
 A squash court
 Golf simulator
 Board room facilities
 Spa services
 Social events

So we’ve now been introduced to a new term here in Florida. Guntry Club. I kind of like it. The opening coincides with an August 1st announcement where Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation dedicating August 2023 as National Shooting Sports Month for the State of Florida.

Founders Shooting Club is now open with limited memberships available.

Miami Hotel Makes Tripadvisor's List Of Best In The U.S.

Here in The Sunshine State we have so many amazing hotels and a hotel in Miami has made Tripadvisor’s list of the best in the U.S.

There’s two types of people on vacation. Those that look at a hotel as just a place to sleep. And those who enjoy every amenity a hotel has to offer and a good/bad hotel can make or break a getaway. Depending on what kind of vacation I’m on, I could go either way. But I do tend to pick a nicer hotel, especially if it’s somewhere I’ll be for more than a few days. I like a good pool, great bar/dining options and a room that’s not only comfortable, but a step up from the norm.

But what makes a hotel the very best? I suppose that each person has a different way of rating a hotel. Some may be most impressed by a warm and welcoming staff. Others may be most impressed by the interior aesthetic or a hotel’s culinary offerings. Maybe a bed that feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud. Or maybe great amenities like a pool, golf course or a spa.

Each year Tripadvisor releases their best hotel list of those in the world and in the U.S. For the best hotels in America, they look at what hotels users loved the most based on a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews over a 12-month period. For the full list, click here. Below are the top 10.

Top 10 Best Hotels in the U.S. According to Tripadvisor:

  • 10. Pendry Manhattan West- New York City, NY

    Pendry Manhattan is located in Midtown and offers 164 guest rooms, including 30 suites. You’ll find great dining options like their signature restaurant, Zou Zou’s, a cocktail lounge, Chez Zou, Bar Pendry & Garden Room, and a soon-to-come rooftop bar.

  • 9. French Quarter Inn- Charleston, SC

    The French Quarter Inn is Charleston’s most awarded hotel. Travelers mention the car hire and wine/champagne as things most loved.


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  • 8. The Inn Above Tide- Sausalito, CA

    If you’re looking for views of San Francisco Bay, you’ll find them at The Inn Above Tide. This waterfront hotel has just 31 rooms and suites each with views of the bay, city skyline, Alcatraz, Angel Island and Marin.


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  • 7. Montage Laguna Beach- Laguna Beach, CA

    Talk about a view! Montage Laguna Beach resort offers 30 acres of seaside luxury in Southern California. Just some of the many amenities include the 20,000 square-foot Spa Montage, gourmet dining at 3 restaurants and two pool decks.


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  • 6. Atticus Hotel- McMinnville, Oregon

    The Atticus Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in Historic Downtown McMinnville, right in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Guest loves that the hotel is pet friendly, the concierge and the on-site restaurant.


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  • 5. Acqualina Resort & Residences On The Beach- Sunny Isles Beach, FL

    If you’re looking for a luxurious seaside getaway, look no further than the Acqualina Resort. You’ll enjoy the new adult pool and Avra Miami, a Greek & Seafood restaurant. Be expected to pay top dollar as rooms go for $990 – $3,012 per night.

  • 4. The Lancaster- Houston, TX

    The Lancaster Hotel is a historic luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Houston’s downtown Theater District. This hotel has been in business for nearly 100 years and offers 93 guest rooms and suites. What travelers love most are the concierge, in-room breakfast and the bar/lounge.


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  • 3. Hotel Madera- Washington DC

    Hotel Madera is known as one of DC’s best-kept secrets. Travelers enjoy bar/lounge, evening entertainment and happy hour.


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  • 2. Hotel Emma at Pearl- San Antonio, TX

    Hotel Emma is rich in history as it was once a 19th century Brewhouse. Guests mention the spa, heated pool and wine/champagne as some of the most loved things about this property.


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  • 1. Perry Lane Hotel- Savannah, GA

    With 5 stars, what travelers love most about the Perry Lane Hotel is the rooftop bar, rooftop pool and restaurant. Rooms average between $300-$500 per night.


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