Raleigh WRXers:. Simulator coming to downtown Raleigh

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  • BMCBMC Members Posts: 3,525 ✭✭
    For 35-$50 an hour you could play 18 holes on a real golf course pretty much year round here in Raleigh.



    Might be a good idea in say... Chicago.
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  • sdrthedjsdrthedj Members Posts: 312 ✭✭
    BMC wrote:


    For 35-$50 an hour you could play 18 holes on a real golf course pretty much year round here in Raleigh.



    Might be a good idea in say... Chicago.




    18 holes, 1 hour or less including warmup for a single. 2 hours for two people. Not the same as outdoors, but good fun. Sim'scan have their place in the golf world.
  • PoserPoser Members Posts: 1,743 ✭✭
    There was one in southern pines for years but, never really got any business. Maybe if this can get the younger generation in it could do better. They had 2 with a range down there this looks like it's only one simulator.... Don't see it doing well but, who knows I could be wrong.
  • BMCBMC Members Posts: 3,525 ✭✭
    Poser wrote:


    There was one in southern pines for years but, never really got any business. Maybe if this can get the younger generation in it could do better. They had 2 with a range down there this looks like it's only one simulator.... Don't see it doing well but, who knows I could be wrong.




    A Top Golf in the Triangle would draw the younger crowd for sure.
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  • PoserPoser Members Posts: 1,743 ✭✭
    BMC wrote:

    Poser wrote:


    There was one in southern pines for years but, never really got any business. Maybe if this can get the younger generation in it could do better. They had 2 with a range down there this looks like it's only one simulator.... Don't see it doing well but, who knows I could be wrong.




    A Top Golf in the Triangle would draw the younger crowd for sure.




    I agree they are putting in some sort of top golf like facility here called Drive Shack sometime soon they say.
  • dixiethunderdixiethunder Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    I stopped by and visited earlier this week and ended up joining. For me, being able to pop in and work on my swing or play 9 on the SIM is worth it but I know it wont be for all.



    Any interest in getting a Raleigh WRX event out there? Would be easy to set up and a good time if we could get 4-8 people to show up
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  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France Members Posts: 5,355 ✭✭
    Might be better than RGA.
  • Phil_I_am 84Phil_I_am 84 Members Posts: 110 ✭✭


    I stopped by and visited earlier this week and ended up joining. For me, being able to pop in and work on my swing or play 9 on the SIM is worth it but I know it wont be for all.



    Any interest in getting a Raleigh WRX event out there? Would be easy to set up and a good time if we could get 4-8 people to show up






    Sounds like fun
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  • ewe8523ewe8523 Members Posts: 301 ✭✭
    How many hitting bays do they have? And how does it work? Do you reserve a time slot?
  • dixiethunderdixiethunder Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    They have 2 hitting bays. The model is a club model where you pay a certain amount for unlimited use per month. They have one plan where you get lessons from the pro and one where you just get privileges to hit balls or play on the SIM.



    As a non-member you can still reserve one of the bays for $50/hour I think
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  • ewe8523ewe8523 Members Posts: 301 ✭✭
    Thanks for the info. I imagine the two bays would be booked all the time at lunch. I work near downtown but would probably prefer to just drive a little further to Lonnie Poole and hit a bucket of balls on the range for $10.
  • Mike HonchoMike Honcho Members Posts: 202 ✭✭
    I'm just not so sure I see this lasting very long.......at least downtown and with this business plan.
  • Phil_I_am 84Phil_I_am 84 Members Posts: 110 ✭✭
    edited Sep 5, 2018 #14


    They have 2 hitting bays. The model is a club model where you pay a certain amount for unlimited use per month. They have one plan where you get lessons from the pro and one where you just get privileges to hit balls or play on the SIM.



    As a non-member you can still reserve one of the bays for $50/hour I think




    Didn’t realize it was only 2 bays. Thanks for the additional info. Thought it was interesting idea from the original article I posted but for those prices and only 2 bays not sure how long this will last.
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  • dixiethunderdixiethunder Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    I hope it lasts for a while. I've gone 3 times now and am really enjoying it so far. Great way to hit balls at lunch and not be out in this sun and the husband and wife that run it couldn't be nicer.
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  • ewe8523ewe8523 Members Posts: 301 ✭✭
    How crowded has it been at lunch?
  • dixiethunderdixiethunder Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    Haven’t been at lunch yet. I usually go early to mid afternoon and have not had an issue booking a bay
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  • djfalconedjfalcone Exceptionally Average Members Posts: 783 ✭✭
    I know you guys are just buggin to get in there today - I've been stuck at work here at Pfizer since Thursday.
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  • JJ1853JJ1853 Members Posts: 11 ✭✭


    I stopped by and visited earlier this week and ended up joining. For me, being able to pop in and work on my swing or play 9 on the SIM is worth it but I know it wont be for all.



    Any interest in getting a Raleigh WRX event out there? Would be easy to set up and a good time if we could get 4-8 people to show up
  • JJ1853JJ1853 Members Posts: 11 ✭✭
    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.
  • ewe8523ewe8523 Members Posts: 301 ✭✭
    JJ1853 wrote:


    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.




    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?



    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.
  • JJ1853JJ1853 Members Posts: 11 ✭✭
    edited Mar 10, 2019 9:32pm #22
    ewe8523 wrote:

    JJ1853 wrote:


    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.




    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?



    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.



    ewe8523 wrote:

    JJ1853 wrote:


    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.




    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?



    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.




    I have been to Wildwood for a superball tournament. Nice little place. Not a big fan of the range. How busy is it around 5pm. I want to try to walk and practice a bunch after work



    I’m debating joining at brier creek. Anyone have any experience there?
  • ewe8523ewe8523 Members Posts: 301 ✭✭
    JJ1853 wrote:

    ewe8523 wrote:

    JJ1853 wrote:


    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.




    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?



    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.



    ewe8523 wrote:

    JJ1853 wrote:


    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.




    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?



    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.




    I have been to Wildwood for a superball tournament. Nice little place. Not a big fan of the range. How busy is it around 5pm. I want to try to walk and practice a bunch after work



    I’m debating joining at brier creek. Anyone have any experience there?




    The range at Wildwood is not good so I rarely use it. I don’t really need to though because there are plenty of opportunities to just practice out on the course. The last few weeks before the time change I’ve been able to go out around 4:30 and it’s been pretty open. With the time change, I’d expect it to be a bit more crowded until 5 or 5:30. Once you get past the point where people can comfortably play 9 before dark you’re usually good to go. Sunday afternoons 3:00 or later are usually good for practice in the winter. In the summer, I like going out after 7:00 to practice.
  • JJ1853JJ1853 Members Posts: 11 ✭✭

    @ewe8523 said:
    JJ1853 wrote:


    ewe8523 wrote:


    JJ1853 wrote:

    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.

    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?

    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.


    ewe8523 wrote:


    JJ1853 wrote:

    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.

    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?

    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.

    I have been to Wildwood for a superball tournament. Nice little place. Not a big fan of the range. How busy is it around 5pm. I want to try to walk and practice a bunch after work

    I’m debating joining at brier creek. Anyone have any experience there?

    The range at Wildwood is not good so I rarely use it. I don’t really need to though because there are plenty of opportunities to just practice out on the course. The last few weeks before the time change I’ve been able to go out around 4:30 and it’s been pretty open. With the time change, I’d expect it to be a bit more crowded until 5 or 5:30. Once you get past the point where people can comfortably play 9 before dark you’re usually good to go. Sunday afternoons 3:00 or later are usually good for practice in the winter. In the summer, I like going out after 7:00 to practice.

    I enjoy walking and practicing in the afternoon. If you want any company and not in a big rush to play some holes and maybe hit a couple of balls PM me. I’ll check it out. I decided that so far I’m going to remain a free agent on course memebership until I find some folks to play with. I will say that River ridge northe of Clayton is awesome and my first choice so far.

  • JJ1853JJ1853 Members Posts: 11 ✭✭

    @JJ1853 said:

    @ewe8523 said:
    JJ1853 wrote:


    ewe8523 wrote:


    JJ1853 wrote:

    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.

    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?

    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.


    ewe8523 wrote:


    JJ1853 wrote:

    Pretty new to Raleigh. Trying this place out Saturday. Any Raleigh golfers looking for people to practice with hit me up. I haven’t played much in last 5 years with work demands but I used to be a good golfer. Gearing up to get serious about the game this year.

    What courses have you been to so far in Raleigh?

    A few of us on here are members at Wildwood Green.

    I have been to Wildwood for a superball tournament. Nice little place. Not a big fan of the range. How busy is it around 5pm. I want to try to walk and practice a bunch after work

    I’m debating joining at brier creek. Anyone have any experience there?

    The range at Wildwood is not good so I rarely use it. I don’t really need to though because there are plenty of opportunities to just practice out on the course. The last few weeks before the time change I’ve been able to go out around 4:30 and it’s been pretty open. With the time change, I’d expect it to be a bit more crowded until 5 or 5:30. Once you get past the point where people can comfortably play 9 before dark you’re usually good to go. Sunday afternoons 3:00 or later are usually good for practice in the winter. In the summer, I like going out after 7:00 to practice.

    I enjoy walking and practicing in the afternoon. If you want any company and not in a big rush to play some holes and maybe hit a couple of balls PM me. I’ll check it out. I decided that so far I’m going to remain a free agent on course memebership until I find some folks to play with. I will say that River ridge northe of Clayton is awesome and my first choice so far.

    PMed you

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