Golf Center Des Plaines

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Golf Center Des Plaines

Brian Panek, Manager

353 N. River Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (30)
  • Bays with Mats (80)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Heated Bays (80)
  • Golf Shop (2,400 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Indoor Simulator
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Water Hazards

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 9

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to facility per year: 195,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 13,500,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 300,000

New balls are acquired: Two times per year

Best range promotion: Our best range promotion this year was when you put $30 on your range card, you received a free round to our other golf course (Lake Park) to be used by the end of June. This drove a lot of traffic to our short 18 hole Par 3 golf course with customers whom had never been to Lake Park.

Special programs: We have 3 separate special recreation groups who use our facility on an ongoing basis. These groups range from all ages with participants with special needs on all levels. We also hold many local organization golf outings at a very low cost to help them raise as much money as they can. All local high school golfers get an additional 25 percent bonus on all range balls for the entire year.