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Meadow Links & Golf Academy

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Meadow Links & Golf Academy

Matt Starr, Head Golf Professional

10999 Mill Rd.

Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

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

mstarr@greatparks.org

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Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (50)
  • Bays with Mats (50)
  • 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 (1,600 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

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

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professionals: 7

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 2,500,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 100,000

New balls are acquired: Annually

Best range promotion: Have been very successful adding non golf activities to women’s clinics- used fashion shows, chocolate tastings, and beer tastings to help entice ladies to participate, stay around, and increase facility revenues with these programs.

Special programs:

  • Annual In-Reach program which is a partnership with Cincinnati Public School system to introduce golf to 90 new kids each year, free of charge.
  • Clinics with Cincinnati Association for the Blind
  • Clinics with the Dehan School introducing golf to Chinese exchange students
  • Clinic and event with local chamber of commerce
  • Participate in instruction with the local chapter of the First Tee
  • Very involved in school golf in the area- the facilities are the last to allow school matches to be played at no charge
  • Very involved with Special Olympics
  • Host a regional qualifier, and the State Tournament as well as a instruction day for all athletes in the county, and an introduction to golf program for young junior athletes
  • Host amputee clinic for a local doctor annually
  • Host a clinic for the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA)
  • Set up foot golf on the course for local high school soccer teams
  • Very involved with the local chapter of the EWGA with multiple clinic offerings each year including a year end skills challenge with ideas taken from the Big Break television show
  • A local high school with 50 kids on their golf team uses the facility for their senior night
  • Partnered with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission to offer an inclusion league for those that need to use a solorider golf cart to play
  • Offer clinics for the local VA Hospital
  • Work with a local retirement home to provide instruction at the facility and at their facility
  • Host several corporate clinics with local businesses
  • Host a large demo day with seven or eight vendors participating
  • Host an annual end of season sale that is very popular
  • Run Free Club evaluation programs April – August, and free winter programs in February and March