Industry sector: Leisure

Golf driving range: Location


The location of your driving range can play an important part in giving your business the best chance of success. There are certain things that you need to take into account when choosing your location. For example:

  • the nature of the catchment area for your business. It is important that the range is near to a sufficiently large local population or has good roads nearby carrying a high throughput of traffic. Depending on the level of competition and the population density of your area you may realistically expect to attract customers from within a 10-15 mile radius
  • whether there are golf courses nearby. This will indicate that golf is popular in your area, and the members of the courses are potential customers for your range. Although many courses have their own practice facilities, a lot of the time these are not undercover and are not usually floodlit
  • the expected level of light pollution. If the proposed location of your new range is too close to local housing, the planning authorities may reject your application on the grounds of light pollution