Penn State Golf Courses

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Penn State Golf Courses

Joe Hughes, PGA General Manager/Head Professional

1523 West College Ave.

State College, PA 16801

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (64)
  • Bays with mats (32)
  • Accurate yardage measurements from tees to targets
  • Short game practice area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (6000 sq. ft.)
  • Food & beverage
  • Ball flight monitor
  • Club Fitting Systems

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Built-up greens
  • Poles
  • PSU Logo Targets

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 6

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 1,190,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 13,000

New balls are acquired: Twice per year

Best range promotion:We participate in the Get Golf Ready Program. We had over 60 participants attend this program and they continued to support us by using the range, playing golf, and buying merchandise.

Special programs: We run four community events that are free to the public: Parent/Child Spring Event, PGA Community Day in early summer, PGA Clubfitting Day, and a Parent/Child Fall Event. We are also the official practice facility of the Centre County Special Olympics and host 60 charity events annually.