Penn State University Golf Course

2012 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Penn State University Golf Course

Joseph Hughes, PGA General Manager

1523 West College Ave.

State College, PA 16801

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (64)
  • Bays with Mats (32)
  • Accurate yardage
  • Short game practice areas
  • Grass Putting Green

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up greens
  • Two sets of yardage posts

Number of holes of regulation golf offered at facility: 36 holes

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 3

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of estimated visits to facility golf range per year: 17,000

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

Number of range balls in inventory: 13,000

New balls are acquired: Once per year

Best range promotion: We ran a Buy One, Get One promotion that brought in over 5,300 people to use our range.

Special programs: We participate in as many “Play Golf America” events as possible. Especially in May to kick-off the season, we host PGA Community Day and Free 10-minute Lesson Day for our community. We also work with Penn State in hosting community programs in the spring and fall, free for families. Our #1 goal with our facilties is to “Grow the Game of Golf”.