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Bolingbrook Golf Club

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Eric Aldrich, PGA Head Golf Professional

2001 Rodeo Drive

Bolingbrook, Illinois 60490

http://www.bolingbrookgolfclub.com

ealdrich@bolingbrookgolfclub.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (70)
  • 36 Bays with Mats
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf Shop (2,200 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Indoor Simulator
  • Ball Flight Monitor
  • Tour-quality club fitting center, “The Cleveland Golf Tour Experience”

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professionals: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 1,250,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 30,000

New balls are acquired: Every year

Best range promotion: A daily deal clinic was ran through Groupon. Five 1-hr group clinics for $79. There were 100 pre-scheduled clinics to accommodate participants and have had every clinic nearly filled. The program generated $13,000 in instruction revenue and $6,000 in range revenue. The program also led to over 20 private, individual lessons for the instructors.

Special programs:

  • Tee It Up FORE Kids – Similar to the Hook a Kid on Golf program, this is a program run through the DuPage Township and features 4 separate clinics of 25 juniors. Each participant receives a set of clubs, a cap, an awards pizza party and a complimentary driving range membership for the remainder of the current season.
  • PGA Junior League – Solicited local businesses to sponsor our PGA Junior League which helped provide golf balls, additional instruction and a season-ending event for the participants.
  • Donate clubfitting and golf instruction to non-profit golf outings.
  • Complimentary Junior Golf Open House – Hosted 2 complimentary events in the early spring which featured indoor golf, speed golf, a bounce house, popcorn, movie and golf instruction. This event was to gear up kids for the 2014 season and promote our junior program. Between both open house events, we saw a total of 125 kids in attendance.