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Puerto del Sol Golf Course

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Puerto del Sol Golf Course

Todd Kersting, Director of Golf

1800 Girard Blvd. SE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

http://www.PDSGOLF.COM

Kersting@pga.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (150)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Golf Shop (1,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Ipad Kiosk with swing analysis (V1 and CoachesEye) with indoor net.

Type of Range Targets:

  • 55 gallon barrels
  • Poles with yardages
  • Flags over bunkers being designed at this time and done in spring

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professionals: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 1,200,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 8,000

New balls are acquired: 4 times per year

Best range promotion: Community college classes that averaged 18/ class. Students in beginning classes were brought out to play golf starting on first day from 70 yards. Free evening play an hour before dark help increase comfort level and transition into golf. Students learned the GEL# which is enjoying each hole from the yardage length you enjoy (Golf Enjoyment Level)

Special programs: 

  • Bought an ADA single rider cart in 2014- Starting to promote options for people with special needs
  • Annual Christmas Eve Balloon Glow with 25 hot air balloons
  • Various PGA promoted events especially Wounded Warriors Project