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Elmcrest Country Club

2017 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Elmcrest Country Club

Brian Johnson, PGA Teaching Professional

1 Zach Johnson Dr. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

http://www.elmcrestcountryclub.com

brian-johnson@elmcrestcountryclub.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (4)
  • Bays with Mats (24)
  • 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
  • Heated Bays (6)
  • We have one outdoor hitting facility (not heated) called the Dave Engle Player Development Cabin. This is an indoor/outdoor hitting bay facility constructed in 2014. We also have a facility called the Golf Learning Center which consists of three Full-Swing golf simulators, three individual hitting stations with V1 golf video, a putting room, and player lounge. Multiple lessons, leagues, and functions are held in the GLC every day from December through early April.

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Fairway Cuts
  • We have an ECC Wedge Range which is made up of eight 4×4 foot square targets placed every 10-yards between 30 and 100 yards. There are two designated hitting stations (artificial mats) in which players are able to hit from.

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 4

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: 15,000

New balls are acquired: Annually

Best range promotion: We have over 130 juniors who participate in multiple junior programs which primarily take place on the range. Also, our 5-week Ladies Get Golf Ready program is a big series which includes 30+ women with drinks and appetizers on the range before each clinic.

Special programs: We host the annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic. This event raises over $1 million dollars for Zach’s foundation every year. Our driving range is the location for the Tour Professional Clinic. This clinic is open the public and up to 1,000 people attend with 10+ tour professionals hitting shots, playing games, and answering questions from the crowd.