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Best of Canberra: Golf driving ranges

By Gabrielle Kneipp - 14 October 2015 8

Golf driving range

We know all there is to know about golf. We have watched Happy Gilmore. Just tap it in right? Just taaaaaaap it in. Oh, and there was that work Christmas party at a driving range one time – that was fun.

Turns out, it is time to get a bit more into it. Or for those who haven’t picked up the clubs for a while, back into it. So! With the weather warming up, we’re calling for your picks for golf driving ranges in and around Canberra.

Which is your favourite place to practise your golf swing? You may go there when you can’t fit in a full round or just to have some fun. Maybe you take lessons or give the kids some tips yourself.

Let us know and we’ll test the top two recommended ranges this weekend and report the results on Monday.

What’s Your opinion?


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8 Responses to
Best of Canberra: Golf driving ranges
Skyring 4:55 am 19 Oct 15

As a satisfied VW owner, this post is not what I expected.

bearlikesbeer 2:50 pm 16 Oct 15

Jungle Jim said :

Many ranges don’t allow bags due to ball theft.

Narrabundah is the first I’ve encountered. A list of others in the ACT, and surrounds, would be appreciated. Then I’ll know which ranges to avoid.

rubaiyat 10:44 am 16 Oct 15

The ovals on both sides of the Mint in Deakin.

Free and open.

Mind you don’t hit the parachutists landing on the northern oval. 🙂

Jungle Jim 9:57 am 16 Oct 15

bearlikesbeer said :

The Narrabundah one wouldn’t permit me to take my bag of golf clubs onto the driving range. Something about people stealing range balls. Bloke at the counter suggested I either leave my bag unsecured in the pro shop, or run back and forth to my car each time I wanted to change clubs.

No bags of golf clubs at a golf driving range. I’m not making this up.

Dude, seriously? It’s not difficult to carry a small selection of clubs you’ve chosen to practice with from the car park to the range. Many ranges don’t allow bags due to ball theft.

I’ll second a nomination for Narrabundah as the only dedicated driving range left in town. Most of the practice facilities at golf courses in Canberra are almost afterthoughts with little more than practice nets – although the chipping greens are particularly useful and missing from the Narrabundah facility (available right across the road at Capital though).

chewy14 3:44 pm 15 Oct 15

Kim F said :

It’s called your local oval and you get heaps more exercise (mental & physical) as you then go for a walk to collect your hit balls and hit them back in the other direction.

Editor note: We would recommend making sure that there is no one else on the oval when you are hitting your golf balls.

And for the weekend hackers, good for leaving large divots in the playing fields for other people to injure themselves in.

bearlikesbeer 12:30 pm 15 Oct 15

The Narrabundah one wouldn’t permit me to take my bag of golf clubs onto the driving range. Something about people stealing range balls. Bloke at the counter suggested I either leave my bag unsecured in the pro shop, or run back and forth to my car each time I wanted to change clubs.

No bags of golf clubs at a golf driving range. I’m not making this up.

Kim F 12:06 pm 15 Oct 15

It’s called your local oval and you get heaps more exercise (mental & physical) as you then go for a walk to collect your hit balls and hit them back in the other direction.

Editor note: We would recommend making sure that there is no one else on the oval when you are hitting your golf balls.

Holden Caulfield 10:36 pm 14 Oct 15

I’ll nominate two.

The driving range in Narrabundah is pretty cool with its automatic ball feeders so you don’t even have to tee up the ball.

The other one, I’m not sure if it still even exists, is at the Gungahlin Country Club in Nicholls. I haven’t played there in well over 10 years, but back in the day I used to like aiming for the guy in the caged tractor who was collecting the golf balls. It also has a wonderful view towards to Brindabellas.

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