Looking to improve your golf skills at one of Canberra’s best driving ranges? Excellent. You’ve come to the right place.
Canberra is home to a number of spectacular championship golf courses and driving ranges suitable for both beginners and seasoned players. In this article, we’ll share with you three fantastic driving ranges – all of which come highly recommended by local residents.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at which driving ranges in Canberra top the charts.
What makes a fantastic driving range?
Maybe you already know exactly what you’re looking for in a driving range. If not, here’s some inspiration to kick-start your search. Keep an eye out for the following characteristics:
- Well maintained. The best driving ranges are well maintained by the club’s staff. Not only is the range itself looked after properly, but so too are the club’s gear and facilities.
- Stunning backdrop. Sure, you may just be practising, but a stunning backdrop can make perfecting your swing that little bit more enjoyable. The region’s best golf courses are situated among some of Canberra’s most scenic areas.
- Welcoming club. If you decided to join the golf club attached to the driving range, you should feel welcomed and a part of the community – even if this is your first time on the green.
- Competitive price point. Look for a driving range that not only offers a competitive price point but also flexible pricing options depending on how often you plan to play.
The top driving ranges in Canberra according to you
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To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
It’s time to introduce the top driving ranges in Canberra according to you. Let’s get started.
Capital Public Golf Course is a picture-perfect 18-hole golf course known as an oasis in the heart of the city. Since the early 1970s, Capital Public Golf Course has been renowned for its amazing bent grass greens. Offering unique challenges for golfers – even those among the very best in the sport – plus a driving range for swing perfecting, Capital Public Golf Course is one of the best clubs in the country. In fact, it’s known as ‘the friendly club’!
Canberra International Golf Centre offers one of Australia’s greatest driving ranges. Picture this: 64 bays, two-storey, totally undercover for all-weather play, and 28 automatic tee-up machines. There are also dedicated teaching bays in the driving range, so if you opt for golfing lessons (available for both kids and adults), you are always guaranteed a spot.
The Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club’s driving range is open to the public every single day. 280 metres long and 50 metres wide, the range is finished with well-manicured grass, exactly the same as the club’s picturesque fairways. What’s more, the Gungahlin Lakes driving range is the only driving range in the district where private or group golf lessons are taught by experienced PGA Golf Professionals. So, if it’s golf lessons you’re after, the Gungahlin Lakes driving range could be the best option.
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