Nestled within Palmetto Dunes, the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Golf Course has long been a favorite.
In the last couple of years, however, it has seen a lot of changes. Director of Golf Clark Sinclair says: “We upgraded our practice facility to put in the new Toptracer Range, making Palmetto Dunes Resort the first resort in the entire southeast to introduce this technology. Guests are able to experience interactive golf entertainment powered by the same technology in televised PGA and LPGA Tour events to track the shots of the game’s best players.”
The enhanced facility features:
- 14 covered hitting bays
- VIP area (recommended for 8-10 people), with high-speed cameras, TV monitors, technology and games
Warm up before you tee it up, practice your swing, challenge your golf buddies to a game or play a virtual round at some of the world’s top courses, including Pebble Beach and St. Andrews.
Golf stats, such as launch, speed, curve and other data analysis are shown to the player once they hit the ball — all delivered in real time.
There are eight experience options:
- Toptracer30, which consists of 30 shots: nine tee shots and 21 approach shots
- Virtual Golf
- Closest to the Pin
- Go Fish
- Approach Challenge
- Points Game
- Warm Up & My Practice
At the end of the game, an estimated performance handicap, a total game score, and personalized insights are generated, which you can then use to improve your skills.
Guests can even enjoy night play at Toptracer Range, seasonally & weather permitting.
Food & beverage options are available at certain times of the day with casual seating available. The range menu features handheld options, soft drinks, beer, wine and mixed drinks are also available on the range.
“At Palmetto Dunes’ Toptracer Range the main focus remains meeting the needs of golfers on our tee sheet to warm up before their round,” says Sinclair, who has been at Palmetto Dunes for almost 40 years.
“The Toptracer features & games are always turned on and guests are welcome to use it or not. Making a reservation for Toptracer Range, ensures a space is available for you. As an added bonus, Topracer Range includes rental clubs with advance reservations.”
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“Our guests really appreciate that this is an experience the whole family can enjoy,” says Sinclair.
“Especially on rainy days, some of our guests have a hard time finding fun things to do on the island. Children and adults of all ages and ability levels will find a variety of fun and skill-based games that fit their needs.” At Toptracer Range requires proper golf attire. Please wear casual, including collared shirts, close-toed shoes, non-beachwear, etc.
For details and bay rentals, please visit www.PalmettoDunesToptracerRange.com or call (844) 546-8943. Toptracer Range is located at 7 Trent Jones Ln.
(Photos: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort)