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Meadow Links & Golf Academy

2018 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Meadow Links & Golf Academy

10999 Mill Rd

Cincinnati, Ohio 45240-3515

(513) 825-3701

http://www.greatparks.org/golf/meadow-links-golf-academy

mstarr@greatparks.org

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Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (70)
  • Bays with Mats (73)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Heated Bays (39)
  • Golf Shop (2,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

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

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 7

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to range per year: 50,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 2,200,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 75,000

New balls are acquired: Annually

Best range promotion: Last year we changed the way we operate our natural grass practice area. In the past, we had had a payment structure where guests paid an hourly rate to practice on the grass. This was a popular spot but it was very labor intensive requiring extensive setup and break down of the area as well as a staff member to keep track of and log time. We changed to a model where guests pay a usage fee and receive unlimited time usage of the facility as well as an unlimited number of range balls to hit. We saw revenues from this area increase $23,000 or 49% of what we had done in the past year while only raising the rate to use that area by 7.5%.

Special programs: 

This year we ran five programs with two different organizations that house homeless children in Cincinnati. We introduced the game to 120 kids age 6-15 that otherwise would not have had the opportunity to learn the game.

Golf In Schools – This year we went into two schools in the offseason and introduced the game to 170 kids through their physical education classes using SNAG Golf. We also ran introductory programs with six other schools at our facility introducing the game to over 150 additional kids. The Golf in Schools program was popular and we now have eight additional schools that are interested in us bringing the program into their physical education classes. +

For the third consecutive year, we are the host site for the PGA HOPE program run through our section of the PGA to give back out our military veterans. This year we ran a six-week program for 69 military veterans.

Special Olympics – We continued our 25-year relationship with Special Olympics running two free programs to help athletes and their partners with their games.

In-Reach – for over 20 years we have run the In-Reach program which is a partnership with the Cincinnati Public School system to introduce golf to kids. This year we had 75 kids participate in the free six-day clinic.

First Tee – for the past seven years we have been a supporter of the First Tee program offering Spring, Summer and Fall programming for their PLAYER and PAR level students.