September 26 2018
As I'm sure you know, the driving range is a place where golfers can hit shots and practice their swing. They can buy buckets of balls (usually range balls) and hit until they run out.
These driving ranges looks similar to golf clubs in order to give golfers a similar experience to golf turf. Some driving ranges use green carpet or mats to give the golf course appearance to its range.
At the range, golfers can use their own clubs (more info on recommendations for irons for mid-handicappers) or sometimes, ranges will provide some for those who don't have their own.
A golfer can buy a bucket of balls of different sizes, i.e. small, medium, large are typical choices.
Small buckets can cost anywhere from $2-$6, and larger size buckets will cost more. The exact price of range balls will vary from range to range.
These bucket sizes obviously come with a certain amount of balls — a large bucket will contain quite a few more range balls than a small bucket. A bucket may contain 30-100 balls.
Depending on how many balls you want to hit, the cost of a driving range can start anywhere from $2 and can go up to $100 or more for a session. The exact cost you'll face will depend on the range and the amount of balls hit.
Beginners who wants to spend more time practicing will likely pay more, while those who just want to have some recreational fun or a little practice will pay less. This cost also varies based on a golfer’s status, whether he is a member or non-member of the course (if the range has one).
As a beginner, you don’t need to go to a high-end, good brand name driving range; you can save your money and can choose a less familiar name. It will cost you less.
If you are preparing for some tournament or championship, you'll likely need to practice a lot; in that case, you should consider looking for a quality golf range. It will cost you more, but you will get the most out of your time.
Some driving ranges also offer discount packages to its existing customers and promotion packages to attract new customers. Taking advantage of such promotion packages will save you money and allow you access to new facilities.
These days, many new golfers are coming onto the scene, which is good for driving ranges. At the same time, golf is very expensive, and many can't afford to practice. Expect to drop quite a bit of money if you want to practice at the driving range regularly.