Golf Nation

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Golf Nation

Tim Wuhrman, General Manager

399 North Quentin Road

Palatine, IL 60067


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Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Short Game Area
  • Bays with Mats (27)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Synthetic Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Heated Bays (6)
  • Golf Shop (500 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Indoor Simulator
  • Fitness Center
  • Members Lounge/Corporate Center
  • Locker Rooms

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Bullseye Targets

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to facility per year: 20,000+

Number of range balls in inventory: 5,500

New balls are acquired: Once per year

A list of technologies used in instruction: Indoor Simulator

Best range promotion: For our members, we did a program called Freebie Fridays. During our slower months (May through October – opposite of a golf course) every Friday is Freebie Friday, where are our members can bring in guests for free and play on our golf simulators for free – all day! This has created better flow during our slower season, but it also helps increase our cafe/bar sales and more importantly is a great retention builder for our membership.

Special programs: Annual Golf-A-Thon – we partner with a local non-profit and have an event call our Annual Golf-A-Thon with 100 percent of the proceeds going to that non-profit. For $25, guests get 90 minutes of golf simulator time and a goodie bag and it is a great charity event we put on.