Desert Pines Golf Club prepares to reopen its covered, lighted, two-tiered driving range in Las Vegas
Range rats, rejoice!
Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas will reopen its two-tiered, climate-controlled, automatic driving range Sept. 27.
Damage from hurricane-force winds in a July storm gave Walters Golf, the club’s operator, the perfect opportunity to complete a major renovation.
Pure grass, a rarity on ranges in the Las Vegas Valley, replaces the synthetic turf of the landing zone. Five of the grass greens are modeled after famous PGA TOUR locales. New range balls and updated facilities also complement the already expansive climate-controlled range.
Several promotions will highlight the grand opening week, including an “Orange Ball” raffle, which gives gifts and prizes to any golfer who finds an orange range ball.
The second level of the two-tiered facility still includes an automated teeing system, which sets up a golfer to tee off without touching the ball. For guys like me who have a bad back, the system takes away the hassles of bending over to tee up ball after ball, which interrupts your practice routine. The day I visited the range a few years ago, I saw multiple couples hanging out and having fun. They didn’t look like highly serious golfers. It was more of a hangout place for them. That’s the kind of place this is.
Golfers preparing for a round aren’t the only ones there. You can hit balls during a lunch break from work, bring friends for a night out or set up for a serious practice session. The range, located at Bonanza and Pecos off highway 95, stays open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week all year. For more information, visit the Desert Pines Web site.
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