Columbus / Central Ohio ranges dropping like flies

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  • mrikkingmrikking  206WRX Points: 71Members Posts: 206 Fairways
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    Great topic! I’m seriously thinking about getting a membership specifically to address the lack of driving ranges in central Ohio. The addition of top golf seems like it would have been great, however it just totally sucks. Top golf is great for having a couple drinks and casually hitting balls with friends and colleagues, but to try to really grow your game, is not the proper place to do so. We do have a few decent outdoor driving ranges at the public courses even a public course that has about 4-5 practice holes that you can use. I find these to be great and even sufficient but with the cost it’s almost easier to just grab a membership.
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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck  470WRX Points: 221Members Posts: 470 Greens
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    Apparently SportsOhio just outside Dublin has a range. Not too far from where Ables was, actually. Along with Golf Club of Dublin, several Columbus munis and several courses in Delaware that have ranges, it looks like there are still plenty of driving ranges in central Ohio.
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  • dbleagdbleag  2915WRX Points: 172Members Posts: 2,915 Titanium Tees
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    Oakhaven used to be a good place to practice
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  • unclerico63unclerico63  166WRX Points: 78Members Posts: 166 Fairways
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    Have none of you been to The Range in Dublin? $25/hr to hit balls inside their facility with 5 Foresight GC Quads or 4 Trackman or outside on Trackman at Kinsale as a non-member. Place is pretty awesome. www.golfattherange.com

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  • ratdg1ratdg1 Columbus, OH 325WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 325 Greens
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    On -, @MaxBuck said:

    Apparently SportsOhio just outside Dublin has a range. Not too far from where Ables was, actually. Along with Golf Club of Dublin, several Columbus munis and several courses in Delaware that have ranges, it looks like there are still plenty of driving ranges in central Ohio.

    I visited SportsOhio a few weeks ago. Godawful hexagonal mats on concrete and the putting green is a joke.

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  • TaddNOhioTaddNOhio  145WRX Points: 115Members Posts: 145 Fairways
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    Golf Depot is opening back up .. actually may be open by now.

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  • Matadorb32Matadorb32  89WRX Points: 44Members Posts: 89 Fairways
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    On -, @TaddNOhio said:

    Golf Depot is opening back up .. actually may be open by now.

    Really? That's great news! It's a nice facility. Do you know if it's the same owners?

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    On -, @TaddNOhio said:

    Golf Depot is opening back up .. actually may be open by now.

    Interesting. I haven't found any news about that, but it would be great if someone bought it and brought it back (and maybe put in a usable practice putting green). I had read a while ago that the land was going to be developed for warehouses.

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  • TaddNOhioTaddNOhio  145WRX Points: 115Members Posts: 145 Fairways
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    On -, @JDFish said:

    On -, @TaddNOhio said:

    Golf Depot is opening back up .. actually may be open by now.

    Interesting. I haven't found any news about that, but it would be great if someone bought it and brought it back (and maybe put in a usable practice putting green). I had read a while ago that the land was going to be developed for warehouses.

    I live in Lancaster, was up in Columbus back in late April and it was closed but i noticed a guy giving a lesson on the range. I talked to him and he said they would be opening back up in about 3-weeks. I have not been back up there yet to see. He was very nice and said "hey if you and your wife want to you can go walk the 9-hole course for free"

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  • ratdg1ratdg1 Columbus, OH 325WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 325 Greens
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    On -, @JDFish said:

    On -, @TaddNOhio said:

    Golf Depot is opening back up .. actually may be open by now.

    Interesting. I haven't found any news about that, but it would be great if someone bought it and brought it back (and maybe put in a usable practice putting green). I had read a while ago that the land was going to be developed for warehouses.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they ran into environmental issues and had to shelve it. The Depot was built on top of a landfill. Fine for golf. Not so good for building houses or commercial buildings on.

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  • Matadorb32Matadorb32  89WRX Points: 44Members Posts: 89 Fairways
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    Just an update, The Golf Depot has opened back up. New owners are changing the name to "City View Golf Center." I went a few weeks back and talked to them, they are going to be changing the 9-hole par 3 course into a 5 hole course (so that you can hit driver on a few holes). They REALLY need to get some new balls, they are beat to $H1T.

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