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TPC Tampa Bay

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

TPC Tampa Bay

Bobby Parker, PGA Head Professional

5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Road

Lutz, FL 33558

http://www.tpctampabay.com

bparker@heritagegolfgroup.com

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (4 with 2,400 tee stations on rotation)
  • Accurate yardage measurements on tees to targets
  • Short game practice area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (1,600 sq. ft.)
  • Food & beverage

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Built-up greens
  • Fairway cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 2

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 220,785

Number of range balls in inventory: 10,000

New balls are acquired: Twice per year

Best range promotion: The best practice facility promotion we have coincides with the actual annual “Vantage” golf membership with the club. Vantage members are authorized complimentary practice privileges for the entire year of their membership. They can come every day to practice and there is no charge for the practice balls. The Associate Member receives a practice card allowing 10 practice sessions during the annual membership. One large bag of practice balls is provided at each practice session. Daily fee paying guests that come to play a round of golf are given a small bag of practice balls to warm up with to get ready for their round. Students of our instructors receive a discount for practice balls when they come for practice. They receive a large bag of practice balls for the small bag price.

Special programs:  TPC Tampa Bay is a proud supporter of the PGA Charities “Birdies for the Brave”. We host a two day fundraising event annually. The event starts with a Birdies for the Brave Silent Auction one evening and the next day we host the Birdies for the Brave fundraiser golf tournament. Notable in 2012, we hosted the Republican National Convention military fundraiser golf tournament raising over one million dollars for the charities. Our practice facility is designed to support the full range of practice for club members and daily fee guests that play our course and supports the local golfers that want to practice between rounds. Finally, we also support practice by touring golf professionals from five different tours: PGA Tour, PGA Champion’s Tour, Canadian Tour, Latin American Tour, and the Web.com Tour. For privacy, the tour players practice from an established pro area tee ground and their own grass practice putting green located at the opposite end of the practice facility from daily member and guest practice areas. Multiple built up grass greens with varying clolor pin flags set at varied yardages facilitates practice with every club in the bag. We are truely one of the best practice facilities in the entire Tampa Bay area.