Idle Hour Club

2018 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Idle Hour Club

425 Pencross Lane

Macon, Georgia 31210

(478) 477-8777

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Facility Amenities:

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

Additional Amenities:

  • Golf Shop (1,200 Sq. Ft.)

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts
  • 6-hole par 3 course with regulation green complexes for short-game practice

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 5

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to range per year: 20,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 125,000 dozen

Number of range balls in inventory: 1,750 dozen

New balls are acquired: Quarterly

Best range promotion: We introduced the Operation 36 junior golf instruction platform in the spring of 2018 to incredible results! At the height of our junior instruction program we would see ~ 35-40 kids enrolled in our weekly program. When Operation 36 was introduced the number immediately jumped to ~ 60 kids and the average $ spent per child on instruction and equipment almost doubled!

The Operation 36 platform is a structured Jr. golf instruction program that consists of weekly group instruction, weekly supervised practice, and monthly private instruction in addition to monthly “matches” on the regulation course.

Special programs: 

High School Golf Program: We offer local high schools the ability to pay a small fee towards the purchase of vouchers for entry into a weekly clinic hosted at the practice facility. Each school can pay $600 for 30 vouchers to be given out to the team members and the coaches’ discretion.

Golf For Girls: In conjunction with the Mercer University Women’s Golf team, we host two series of clinics (spring and fall) throughout the year for junior girls ages 7-12. Each clinic series includes one clinic per week for 5 weeks and is taught jointly between our instructors and the Mercer women’s team members. The cost of the clinic is kept very low ($15 per kid) in an effort to remove cost as a barrier for participation. We typically have 12-15 girls each week for the clinics.