Makefield Highlands Golf Club

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Makefield Highlands Golf Club

Bob Doria, PGA General Manager

1418 Woodside Road

Yardley, PA 19067

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (25)
  • Bays with mats (22)
  • Accurate yardage measurements from tees to targets
  • Short game practice area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (800 sq. ft.)
  • Food & beverage
  • Ball flight monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up greens

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 3

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 1,500,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 200,000

New balls are acquired: Annually

Best range promotion: TAKE IT TO THE COURSE – Offered those hitting balls the opportunity for $15 to hit a large basket of balls and play three holes after 5:30PM Thursday-Sunday. The promotion filled unused tee times late in the day and gave those practicing the chance to work on their games. The program generated over 20K in additional revenues in a slow period of the day. This program augmented our current 3-hole and 6-hole offerings getting families on the course during the summer months with $10 for 3 holes/$18 for 6 holes and children paying $1/hole.

Special programs: Play Golf America with the Philadelphia PGA and Lower Makefield Township. The program gave free 10 minute golf lessons as well as promoted PGA Professional instruction and the Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour. The event also served to showcase the facility to township residents that play or were interested in learning to play golf through the free lessons and picnic atmosphere.