Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

2017 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Mat Kent, PGA Director of Golf

811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road

Bedminster, NJ 07921

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (70)
  • Bays with Mats (3)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Grass Putting Green

Additional Amenities:

  • Golf Shop (2,500 sq. ft.)
  • Heated Bays (3)
  • Indoor Simulator
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts
  • Wedge Target Bins are used on front and back of the practice range. The back of the range has an uphill slope that balls are hit into for the first 100 yards. Twelve bins are scattered around the 100 yard field. The front of the range uses and additional 8 bins that are setup 100 yards and in with a greater majority in the 30-75 yard range.

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 6

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Total estimated visits to your facility’s golf range: 100,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 5,270,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 30,000

New balls are acquired: Twice annually

Best range promotion:
Bill developed the “biggest loser” program from the popular TV show! If you’re not aware of the show, it’s premise is to see which contestant can lose the most amount of weight through a training process. In this program golfers will compete in order to see which player can drop the most amount of strokes off their handicaps. Last year was the “pilot season” for this program and due to popular demand the program will return with additional training options. Our winner dropped his handicap by 6, we had 4 career low rounds (two in club tournaments), and everyone’s handicap improved! The program is stretched over a 6 month period (May-October) and the winner will receive free tuition into next year’s program (free golf instruction for a season!). The program trains bi-weekly and provides technical, skill, mental, and on-course coaching. Bill’s goal for this year is to get on the golf course close to 50% of the time to provide coaching where the game is actually played! The Biggest Loser Program trains in small groups (5:1 max ratio) and each player participating must have a verified GHIN handicap prior to beginning the program.
You can sign up as an individual and be p aired with golfers in your skill level or get a group of your friends and train together. Each golfer will receive a membership to Edufii ,which is an online training space where data, notes, and videos are kept, this makes the improvement process even easier as you can download the app to your phone. No more guessing on what to work on or how to practice! Operation 36 is a motivating road map to help introduce and develop skilled golfers. The challenge we set for our players is the score of 36 (par for nine holes). By working green to tee-box vs. the traditional tee-box to green it lowers the challenge point, and is a motivating way to learn and progress in the sport. We utilize 3 core fundamentals; ‘Play’ (measure skills, experience the game), ‘Learn’ (gain knowledge and set goals), and ‘Train’ (develop skills, receive feedback).

Special programs:
Our Golf Academy hosts:
The First Tee of Raritan, N J for a week of camp during the summer as well as spring and fall clinics.
The Special Olympics athletes from NJ
The PGA Reach team of veterans from the Basking Ridge VA as a part of the PGA Secretary Cup. 2017 National Champions
Ridge High School Boys & Girls Golf Teams
Delbarton JV Team
Seton Hall Men’s & Women’s Teams (HOME COURSE)
Rutgers Men’s & Women’s Teams (OCCASIONAL USAGE)
USGA Get Golf Ready- We approached the USGA and wer e amazed how few employees actually played golf. We launched a Get Golf Ready program to get them started and provide access to facilities.