Idle Hour Club

2017 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Idle Hour Club

Brandon Stooksbury, PGA Director of Instruction

425 Pencross Lane

Macon, GA 31210

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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.)
  • Heated Bays (3)
  • Indoor Simulator
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Bunkers
  • Flags
  • Fairway Cuts
  • Built-up Greens
  • A variety of nets and targets for use inside 100 yards

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 5

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls in inventory: 1,500 Dozen

New balls are acquired: Quarterly

Best range promotion: Supervised Practice: Students pay a small monthly fee ($50) to have access to a weekly, 2 hour open session at the practice facility. In that two hours, a small demonstration clinic on a specific topic is provided followed by 90 minutes of open practice on
that topic. All teaching professionals are present for the 90 minutes of practice and are moving around the tee observing and supervising the practice of the students.

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.