Okay, so I was looking around for places to sharpen my golf game, so I decided to try out The Golf Center on Garrett Road. It had everything I needed (and lord knows, I need everything): a driving range, a chipping area, and a putting surface, so one would think this facility would be ideal.\r
But, my overall experience there was underwhelming. First of all, the place looked run down and unappealing, basically not passing itself off well as a golf facility. Granted, once you went inside, things seemed okay. They have a fairly nice pro shop, and the rates for the driving range are pretty much at the norm.\r
Their driving range isn't the best kept range out there, but it doesn't matter all that much if you're just hooking and slicing tee shots into oblivion. The tee area is spotty, so hitting off the grass could be troublesome. I went ahead and wasted a bucket of golfballs out there...nothing new. \r
But here's where the experience starts to take a downward spiral. After the range, I go over to their putting surface, and let me tell you, I've never seen a practice area that was so raggedy and unkempt in my life. Now, I'm a fledgling golfer, and maybe I'm not one for talking when it comes to things like this, but I know well enough to know what a proper putting green looks and feels like. This waste of space felt like nothing more than a block of concrete coated in the remnants of what appeared to be glue from a faux grass covering. With that, it was covered in leaves, sticks, and tiny pebbles, so not only was putting unrealistic, it was a total chore with the loose debris. Everything about it was a wreck.\r
I was so unimpressed by that experience, I didn't stick around to practice chipping. If you live in the area and you need a place to tighten up your game, go somewhere else. If you want to JUST drive golfballs, this place is okay, but for putting, don't waste your time.
Pros: Decent driving range and low prices
Cons: Overall appearence and the worst putting surface.