Vail driving range opens Friday |

Vail driving range opens Friday

Vail Daily news report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Golf Club will open its driving range Friday, giving golfers about two weeks of practice before the course opens May 15. The driving range is open from 10 a.m. to dusk every day, and the pro shop is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Golf lessons will be offered beginning Tuesday, by appointment only and include use of the club’s indoor golf swing analysis program and/or the driving range.

Transferable range cards are available for $125. A basket of range balls is available for $5 per basket. Reduced rates are available for season passes and punch cards purchased by May 15. The reduced rates are in effect in 2009 to offset minimal impacts golfers may experience during the club’s irrigation renovation this summer, which is scheduled to end the last week in August.

Work takes place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and for half-days on Saturdays. The new irrigation system will allow the golf course to apply water to specified areas and prepare for a drought, become a more responsible user of water on the course as well as improve the health of the greens and areas of play. During the irrigation work, golfers can expect a minimum of 17 to 18 holes available for play at all times.

For more information, call the Vail Golf Club at 970-479-2260, or visit

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