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Muirfield Village Golf Club

2017 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Muirfield Village Golf Club

Larry Dornisch, PGA Head Professional

5750 Memorial Dr.

Dublin, OH 43017

http://www.mvgc.org

ldornisch@mvgc.org

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (24)
  • Short game practice area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (2,300 sq. ft.)
  • Indoor simulator
  • Ball flight monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up greens

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 4

Clubfitting services provided.

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

Number of range balls in inventory: 12,000

New balls are acquired: Annually

Best range promotion: Our teeing ground is in circular form which allows us to have three different teeing areas. We utilized our range in a number of ways; we have one for members only, one for members hosting guests, and another for our clinics, lessons, and for our junior academy. We host our Junior Golf Academy on the range 4 days each week for 2 hours per day. Our ladies clinic takes place on the range twice every week. We hold one session for beginners only and another for more advanced female golfers. A third teeing ground is also useful during our demo days. We host several companies for nearly 5 to 7 hours on that given day. Even when our members are not playing golf on the course, our range draws a lot of attention allowing for our golf professionals on staff to stay very busy with club fittings and lessons. We have numerous club fittings per week, which helps us with club sales, but also allows for a private lesson for the member during that fitting session. New this year we used our range on Wednesday of the Masters’ for our own Par 3 Tournament. We used 8 inch cups during this event to improve enjoyment and to allow our members to experience a big cup tournament. During our annual Parent-Child tournament, we host a shotgun on the range for the parents with their children under the age of 10. We set up a 5-hole golf course with yardages varying from 30 to 115 yards and present trophies to all participants following the event.

Special programs: Hosting the Memorial tournament every year opens the door for two special programs. We have a Military Appreciation Clinic, which is hosted by Jack Nicklaus and a Memorial Tournament Kids Day, which is also organized by our Memorial Tournament staff. Club House Kids is also a program that we run in which we send to of our assistant golf professionals to local elementary schools to teach them the game of golf. The main object is to grow the game and to make the game seem fun for the younger generation who are mostly all involved with team sports. We use SNAG Golf, which utilizes larger plastic clubs, tennis balls, and a variety of different sized targets, which are placed all over their gymnasium. This program has grown and has become very popular and is not only fun for the kids, but is just as much fun for our professional staff. This year we will be hosting the regionals for the Drive, Chip, and Putt Contest for the third consecutive year.