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The Downs Golf

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

The Downs Golf

Jon Johnson, Manager / Golf professional

10327 Race Track Road

Tampa, Florida 33549

http://tampabaydowns.com

jejohnson@tampabaydowns.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (45)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Grass Putting Green

Additional Amenities:

  • Golf Shop (2,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Built-up Greens

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professionals: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 3.1 million

Number of range balls in inventory: 18,000

New balls are acquired: Quarterly

Best range promotion:

  • Golfest 2014: A two day golf expo and demo day, the third largest outdoor expo in Florida.  Top 9 golf companies on the tee line, many golf style expo booths, a stage with nationally known speakers and entertainers.
  • Held first Celebrity Sports Challenge with 5 two person teams consisting of MLB, NFL, NHL players.  Had almost 3,000 people in attendance and sold $ 55,000 in club sales

Special programs:

  • Host every saturday all year long to the First Tee of Tampa Bay
  • Host numerous Upper Tampa Bay chamber parties and fundraisers
  • Host numerous PGA education seminars