Elmcrest Country Club

2015 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Elmcrest Country Club

Brian Johnson, PGA Teaching Professional

1 Zach Johnson Dr. NE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402



Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (4)
  • Bays with Mats (7)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Synthetic Putting Green
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Golf Shop (1,000 sq. ft.)
  • Indoor Simulator
  • Ball Flight Monitor
  • ECC Golf Learning Center – This indoor facility consists of three Full Swing golf simulators, a putting room
    with contours, three golf hitting stations with dual camera V1 video technology, and Trackman 4 launch monitor technology.
  • Player Development Cabin – Single bay indoor/outdoor instructional and custom club fitting facility with four camera V1 video technology, Trackman 4 launch monitor technology, GC2 launch monitor technology, and multiple club fitting resources.
  • ECC Wedge Range – This is a designated practice area with eight specific 4×4 foot targets positioned between 30-100 yards.
  • Trackman 4 & GC2 – Launch monitor technology used for instruction, player development, and custom club fitting.

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Fairway Cuts
  • Eight 4×4 ft. mats placed between 30-100 yards for wedge range practice

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 3

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to range per year: 3,000+

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 200,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 8,000

New balls are acquired: Annually

Best range promotion: We ran a Trackman Technology 100-yard combine challenge on the driving range for a member-guest event. The winners received a Trackman combine player development experience with complete game assessment.

Special programs: ECC is the host for the annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic. This event raises roughly $1,000,000 every year for the Zach Johnson Foundation. The ZJF serves children and families in need in the Greater Cedar Rapids area. The ZJF Classic includes over a dozen PGA, LPGA, Web.com, & Champions Tour professionals as well as celebrities.