The Downs Golf Practice Facility

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

The Downs Golf Practice Facility

Jon Johnson, Manager

11225 Race Track Road

Tampa, FL 33626

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Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (45)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Golf Shop (1,800 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Built-up Greens

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to facility per year: 36,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 3,450,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 13,000

New balls are acquired: Three times per year

Best range promotion: By far, Golfest 2013 was our best. In its third year, over 3000 visitors came. Nine company demo day. A stage has 8 speakers over 2 days. Brittany Lincicome was the main speaker. Over $60,000 in club sales. Over $ 35,000 in booths and sponsors. gave 120 free PGA lessons.

Special programs: Two items: One we host the First Tee Program every Saturday morning. Three clinics with 35 juniors. Secondly, we participate with the local chamber and host an Octoberfest with over 22,000 visitors.