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Links & Tees Golf Facility

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Links & Tees Golf Facility

Charles Sims, Golf Operations Manager

880 W. Lake St.

Addison, IL 60101

(630) 458-2660

http://addisonparks.org

csims@addisonparks.org

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (80)
  • Bays with Mats (45)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Synthetic Putting Green
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Miniature Golf Course (18)
  • Heated Bays (45)
  • Golf Shop (200 sq. ft. in range bldg. and 350 sq. ft inside golf dome)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Ball Flight Monitor
  • 4,000 Sq.Ft. Clubhouse

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts
  • Hanging Targets

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 20+

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 3

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to facility per year: 58,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 4.75 million +

Number of range balls in inventory: 90,000

New balls are acquired: Twice yearly. Spring for outdoor range and Fall for indoor golf dome

A list of technologies used in instruction: Ball Flight Monitor

Best range promotion: Instead of only one promotion, I feel compelled to mention two successful promotions.
“Guest for the Day” is a spring/fall promotion that offers each golfer unlimited daily use of the driving range, short game area and golf course for only $20.00! They even receive a pack of Links & Tees logo tees, ball repair tool and ball marker.

Promotion number two that has been quite successful is our Sunday “Biggie Size” special. Similar to McDonalds,
golfers can purchase a large basket of range balls and be automatically upgraded to an extra large for no additional charge!

Special programs: 2013 Special Community Programs have included; Hosted the first “Addison Open”, a made for television 9 hole event featuring local celebrities and raised money for local charities. Hosted and partnered with the Village of Addison and Addison Trail High School in hosting a golf/ mini golf fundraising
event to raise money to send high school students to Triggiano, Italy, our “sister city.” Partnered with a neighboring community to develop a summer junior program that lasted six weeks and entailed fun
instruction and on course mentoring. 50+ youths attended weekly during the first year of this program!