St. Andrews Golf Practice Center

2012 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

St. Andrews Golf Practice Center

Dave Erickson, PGA Head Professional

2241 Rt. 59

West Chicago, IL 60185

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Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (140)
  • Bays with Mats (36)
  • Accurate yardage
  • Short game practice areas
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Grass Putting Green

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up greens
  • Fairway cuts
  • Poles and St Andrews in flowers at 330 yards out

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

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of estimated visits to facility golf range per year: 60,000

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 3,750,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 75,000

New balls are acquired: Every 18 months

Best range promotion: Our multi vendor Demo Day which featured five equipment companies. Free fittings, refreshments, and range balls toall attending. Approximately 300 golfers participated with sales of $10,000+ resulting from the day. We were the first  in Chicagoland to do multi vendor demo days 18 years ago.

Special programs: Donate green fees to many of the local charities and support five local golf teams with discounted range balls. Provide beginning lessons to three  neighboring park districts and have partnered with our local library for a golf clinic for new players.