Golf has been a constant throughout this pandemic. Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just getting acquainted with the sport, hitting the golf driving range is always good for practice. New Jersey is home to several great golf ranges and we’ve listed a few spots in the area where you’re able to get some reps in with your driver and 7-iron — or just watch your friends play. Read on for a roundup of golf driving ranges in and around New Jersey.
21 Golf Driving Range | 1 US Highway West, Palisades Park
21 Golf is a fun locale to pick up the game. Featuring a fully automatic ball tee-up system and climate-controlled bays, you’ll be comfortable practicing here through the colder months. The facilities also have a pro shop, bakery, restaurant, juice bar, and more — so golfers and non-golfers will all have something to do when visiting.
Bogota Golf and Sports Center | 30 Cross Street, Bogota
It’s easy to spend the full day at Bogota Golf Center. With activities ranging from mini-golf, to batting cages, basketball courts, and a (three-level!) driving range with 99 stalls — this sports hub is a great spot, and fun for all ages.
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Galloping Hill Learning Center | 3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth
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Right off the Parkway in Union County, Galloping Hill’s driving range features 52 stalls (40 of which are covered and heated) and a 40,000 square foot practice area. The practice area also holds 3 putting greens, a chipping area for practice bunkers, and more. If you’re serious about upping your golf game, Galloping Hill is the place to start.
Hoboken Golf | 1012 Grand Street Floor #3, Hoboken
Located right here in the Mile Square, Play! Hoboken uses technology to offer five golf simulators and a putting simulator. Each one uses launch monitors and can be used for putting practice or a casual (virtual) round of golf. The location is currently open to the public while also offering monthly memberships.
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers | 59 Chelsea Piers, New York
Almost directly across the Hudson River in NYC, Chelsea Piers is a convenient location for fun activities. The driving range is New York’s most popular for a no-hassle golf experience, and thanks to the reservation-only system you can skip waiting or dealing with crowds wanting to use the full-swing simulators.
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Topgolf | 1013 US-1, Edison
Topgolf is all about the experience, boasting three levels of “bays” (your designated lounge for you and your group). The driving range offers a wide selection of games that utilize microchipped golf balls and showcasing each shot on the monitor in your bay. If you’re not into golf, there are other activities such as billiards and more. Make sure to reserve a bay, grab some friends, order some food and drinks, and hit a few.
Willowbrook Golf Center | 366 US 46, Service Rd S E, Wayne
The best thing to do after hitting Willowbrook’s driving range: trying out their 36-hole mini-golf course. Whether you’re playing 18 or 36 holes of mini-golf, this is sure to be a fun day that will have you reminiscing on your childhood. The driving range is two-tiered, so there is plenty of space at this Passaic County golf hub.