The Downs Golf Practice Facility

2012 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

The Downs Golf Practice Facility

Jon Johnson, PGA Head Professional

10327 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:

  • Pro Shop (1,200 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Indoor Simulator
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 3

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to facility per year: 38,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 4,100,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 18,000

New balls are acquired: Three times per year

Best range promotion: Golfest 2012. 3000 people came over two days. 11 company demo day. Sold over $45,000 in club sales. David Leadbetter, Dennis Walters and eight other speakers were in attendance and we had two $25,000 putting challlenges. Golf Expo with 15 tents. Local PGA Professionals gave over 120 free lessons. 85 volunteers with a large food & beverage area. Over $15,000 in profit.

Special programs: Annually hold a local chamber of commerce outing at night. Give free clinics, food, and drink specials. Over 85 business people came. We built a speciial mini golf hole. We conduct raffles and donate profit to local youth golf programs. Collect email addresses and send out comp buckets to them.