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Parkland Golf & Country Club

2015 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Parkland Golf & Country Club

Mike Richards, Instructor

10001 Old Club Road

Parkland, FL 33076

http://www.parklandgcc.com

mike@mikerichardsgolfacademy.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (40)
  • Accurate yardage measurements on tees to targets
  • Short game practice area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (3,000 sq. ft.)

Type of Range Targets:

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

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 5

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 50,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 10,000

New balls are acquired: 4 times annually

Best range promotion: Our best range promotion is our junior golf team, the Parkland Gophers, which uses the range every Friday for an hour and a half program. They prepare for tournaments and play against other clubs in the county. The kids range from ages 6-13 and as they increase their skill, they receive different colored hats like in a karate system. We have the No. 1 team in Broward county.

Special programs: One program we have done is with Parkland Buddies, a group that promotes athletic activity for kids with special-needs. About 15 kids came to the range for a 5-week program this past spring and learned how to hold a golf club and then swing. We started with SNAG equipment, which went over really well. They are coming back for another 5-week program in 2016.