John Prince Golf Learning Center, Osprey Point Golf Course, Okeeheelee Golf Course and Park Ridge Golf Course have all been awarded Top 50 honors by the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) in its yearly ranking for best practice ranges in the United States.
John Prince Golf Learning Center, located in Lake Worth, was recognized as one of the Top 50 “Stand-Alone” Ranges, which marked the seventh straight year the GRAA has honored the facility with the award after naming it the “Best New Range in the United States” in 2007. John Prince Golf Learning Center has both grass and mat hitting stations on its lighted 280-yard driving range. The range features also include 16,000 square-feet of putting green as well as a chipping green with green-side bunkers. Additionally, the facility has a fully stocked golf shop and three regulation holes – a par four and two par threes – to allow golfers to further hone their skills.
Osprey Point Golf Course, located in Boca Raton, was recognized as one of the Top 50 “Public” Ranges for the fourth straight year. Osprey Point Golf Course features a double-ended 300-yard driving range with grass hitting stations on both ends. Additionally, the range features more than 28,000 square-feet of greens as there are two practice putting greens as well as two chipping greens. Osprey Point Golf Course’s own Bill Scott was also named on the GRAA’s list of “Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals” this year, marking his second time on the list.
Okeeheelee Golf Course and Park Ridge Golf Course were each recognized as Top 50 “Public” Ranges for the third straight year. The range at Okeeheelee Golf Course features a double-ended 300-yard driving range with both grass and mat hitting stations. The practice area also features 30,000 square-feet of putting green as well as a chipping green and green-side bunkers. The practice area at Park Ridge Golf Course, which was renovated in 2014, encompasses a 330-yard double-ended driving range with chipping greens on each end. Each of the chipping greens features green-side bunkers as well as multiple target holes. A 10,000 square-foot putting green also features multiple target holes.
In order to receive recognition by the GRAA, golf facilities must present an application that highlights not only a wide range of amenities, but one that also shows a wide variety of available programming that benefits all levels of skill and promotes the growth of the game of golf. The GRAA recognizes the top 50 facilities in three categories – Stand-Alone, Public and Private – with the winners being listed in the December issue of Golf Range Magazine.
John Prince Golf Learning Center, Osprey Point Golf Course, Okeeheelee Golf Course and Park Ridge Golf Course are operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. For additional information on Palm Beach County Golf Courses and upcoming events and programs, visit www.pbcgolf.com
The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, recognized nationally for excellence in park and recreation management, operates more than 110 parks and recreational facilities and provides organized recreational programs and services for people of all ages and abilities. Visit www.pbcparks.com
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