Skokie Sports Park

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Skokie Sports Park

Richard Lee, Golf Operations Manager

3459 Oakton Street

Skokie, IL 60076

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (12)
  • Bays with Mats (40)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Miniature Golf Course (27 holes)
  • Heated Bays (11)
  • Golf Shop (160 sq. ft.)
  • Batting Cages
  • Track Tee Dividers

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-Up Greens
  • Colored (barber-type) Poles
  • Distance Marker Signs

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 2

Total number of visits to facility per year: 175,000

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

Number of range balls in inventory: 120,000

New balls are acquired: Once per year

Best range promotion: Two free junior clinics targeting new and intermediate golfers. Clinics attracted about 30 juniors each. Exposed them to the basics of the game. Conducted various contests and awarded gifts. The goal of the clinics were to create some awareness of our junior golf programs.

Special programs: Host several fundraising events for local charities including Big Brother/Big Sister programs and for out special recreation affiliate. Host site for the National Recreation and Parks Association/Golf Course Builders Association of America “Sticks for Kids” program.