Olney Golf Park

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Olney Golf Park

Robert Karnei, President/General Manager

3414 Emory Church Rd

Olney, MD 20832



Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (20)
  • Bays with Mats (90)
  • 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:

  • Heated Bays (30)
  • Golf Shop (2,200 Sq. Ft.)
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Water Hazards
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 2

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to facility per year: 45,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 5,500,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 80,000 active, 150,000 reserve

New balls are acquired: 15,000 dozen in 3 split shipments annually

Best range promotion: We offer limited edition range ball cards on the holidays or for special events. Our normal ball cards are: Par – $110.00 receives a 10% discount at the ball machine, Birdie – $500.00 receives a 25% discount at the ball machine, and Eagle – $1000.00 receives a 50% discount at the ball machine. These cards all expire one year from purchase date and account for about $130,000 in annual sales. These special cards offer the 25% discount at $247.50 or $165.00 (Winter) and are released in limited quantities (10 – 15 cards) These cards typically sell out within 48 hours of the newsletter announcement. We will also offer a limited 50% off card for $600.00 in very limited quantities (2-3) which will also sell in the same time period. We keep the numbers limited and issue the cards only when we feel they will sell quickly. It is a great way to get a quick cash infusion and make a few customers happy at the same time. Customers that miss out will typically update their contact information in our system so they can get in on the next release.

Special programs: We are the home of Salute Military Golf, SMGA.org. We host 16 clinics a year for DSUSA, each clinic will typically have 40 wounded military service members in attendance. On Thursdays during the summer we host a PTSD clinic for Bethesda Walter Read with 10 to 15 solders. The wounded military members who enroll in the SMGA program receive free buckets at Olney Golf Park for as long as they are in the area.
Community Night in Olney. We offer instruction, support and a home facility to several local high schools. We give out certificates to all local fundraisers for lessons, fittings or buckets as requested.