Last summer marked the start of a $1.8 million renovation project at the driving range and the former Executive Course, now called the Academy 9.
Premier Practice Experience: The turf box has doubled in size and now accommodates up to 68 golfers at one time. The expanded turf area gives golfers a perfect fairway lie throughout the summer. The large tee box allows grass to rest and regenerate, enduring better grass conditions for golfers all season long.
The new turf teeing area measures approximately 114,000 square feet and is the largest for a public facility in the region.
Simulated Target Greens: The addition of six realistic target greens with surrounding bunkers gives golfers the feeling of playing off of a fairway while practicing. Each target green is varied in yardage and regulation size to mimic unlimited golf shot scenarios.
Safety First: Prior to renovations, the driving range was too short for today's club technology. It was possible for golfers hitting from the range to hit into the teaching area at the north end of the range. The renovated driving range is almost 100 yards longer (300 yards total), keeping golfers safe and comfortable.
The adjacent large putting green is also available to all. In addition, we have a short game area with multiple greens and a practice bunker.
The new practice facility will open on mats only, and will fully open its upgraded turf area in August.
For complete details, please call us at 952-903-5760.
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