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The Triangles Best Driving Ranges
A perfect swing is a key element of any golf game. Refining it is an art, often a long and tedious one. It is one learned game after game, year after year as you gain more experience.
There are plenty of great places for golf in the Triangle. But sometimes you need to focus on just that swing. The driving range beckons you. If you’re in the Triangle and need to get some practice in, here are some of your best bets.
Located just inside the Durham beltway, Hillandale is a great spot for downtown workers who need a quick after-work practice session. The practice areas are comprehensive, with a grass teeing area, putting green and even an area specially designed for wedge use. Of particular note are its demo days, where manufacturers like Titleist and Mizuno let golfers try their new products.
Hillandale’s main drawbacks are its hours, only 7:45 – 6:45. However, its prices are among the best in the area: $4 for a small bucket, $7 for a large and $9 for the biggest.
If you’ve ever near Apex, Knights Play is a good place to get some practice in. Even better, its name is a pun on its signature feature: long operating hours. Here, the brightly lit driving range is open all the way until midnight.
Aside from its signature lights, Knights Play offers a pretty standard range with 60 stations. Prices are par for the course, with $5 and $9 options. If you have the day off or a long lunch break, you can get a drink, sandwich and a bucket of balls on Mondays from 11-3 for only $9.
Capital Golf Center
Arguably the most flexible driving range in the Triangle, Wake Forest’s Capital Golf Center balances reasonable hours with many useful features. In addition to standard grass tees, the facility also has heated and sheltered hitting bays for difficult weather. The range is fully equipped with a putting green and a short game area (with a sand trap.)
The most unique feature of Capital Golf is its 18-hole miniature golf course, which means you can easily bring the kids for a few hours at the range.
Prices are a bit pricier than other ranges – $7 – $11 – but the extra features make CGC worth a visit.
A native of New Jersey, Kristine attended Rowan University with a major in Early Childhood Education. After teaching kindergarten for one year, she discovered her passion for real estate and subsequen....
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