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Legacy Golf Links & Fox Creek Golf Club

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Legacy Golf Links & Fox Creek Golf Club

Al Morrison, PGA General Manager

1825 Windy Hill Road

Smyrna, GA 30080

http://www.legacyfoxcreek.com

almorrison@legacygolfmgmt.com

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Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (100)
  • Accurate yardage measurements from tees to targets
  • Short game practice area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (1220 sq. ft.)
  • Food & beverage

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up greens
  • Fairway cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 5

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 7,082,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 120,000

New balls are acquired: Three times per year

Best range promotion: We have a Frequent Player Program that allows players to earn points for all purchases at our facilities. This includes range balls, green fees, merchandise, and food and beverage. Once enough points are accumulated, players can redeem the points for large buckets of range balls or rounds of golf. In it’s simplest form, after a player purchases nine large buckets of balls, their tenth is free. After a player purchases eight rounds of golf, their ninth is free. The earned points never expire. In 2012 our players redeemed 2,826 large buckets of range balls and 2,017 rounds of golf. That’s almost 300,000 range balls that were redeemed.

Special programs: In 2010 Fox Creek became an affiliate of the First Tee of Atlanta. Atlanta has two First Tee programs. One is located at the famed East Lake Golf Club and is called The First Tee of East Lake. The second program is the First Tee of Atlanta and is based out of the John A. White Golf Course. Out of a desire to support player development and the First Tee program, we approached the First Tee of Atlanta in 2010 and offered our facilities and instructional staff. Since both First Tee programs in Atlanta are located on the south side of Atlanta we thought we could help extend the reach of the First Tee program to the north side of town. Fox Creek serves as an initial entry point into the program especially for kids on the north side of Atlanta. The seven week program is conducted year round and involves around 70 students each year. Once they complete this seven week program they go to the John A. White Golf Course for testing which they must pass to continue on into the First Tee program. The Fox Creek students have a pass rate of 80% on the first try which the director of the First Tee of Atlanta seems very pleased with.

Participating kids have ranged from ages 6-16. Our teachers follow a set curriculum provided by the First Tee which includes
instruction on the nine core values of the First Tee organization. To date, 240 kids have participated in the First Tee program at Fox Creek. Again, we think this is significant, as prior to our involvement the First Tee did not have a presence in north Atlanta.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF COBB COUNTY: Since 1995 Fox Creek has served as host site for the Cobb County Special Olympics golf team. On average the team will consist of 20 participants plus whatever support staff is required. We do not charge a fee for the range and course access that is involved in this program. The driving range at Fox is used each week from July to October each year from 6 to 7 pm for practice and skills challenges. Some of the participants are only able to participate in the skills contests and can’t play golf due to physical limitations. About half of the group can play golf, even if it’s for a limited time. Some participants try to qualify for the state competition held in October of each year. They are required to post six 18 hole rounds of golf. They are assigned a chaperone and are required to play an alternate shot format to count as their score. This is the same format used at state level. For those who want to play their qualification rounds at Legacy, we provide access to the course for the participant and the chaperone.