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Par 3 Course & Practice Facility

CommonGround Golf Course is committed to the development of new and existing players. With a world class practice facility, players of any ability will have the opportunity to hone their skills at CommonGround. 

Par 3 Course

Hole 5

Growing the game of golf through children is of the utmost importance to everyone involved with CommonGround. Our 9 hole par 3 course is called the Kid’s Course for a reason – Kid’s will always have priority. CommonGround’s hope is that by providing a golf course for kids, a new generation of golfers will not only learn the game of golf, but they will also learn valuable life skills such as honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship that will help them in all areas of their lives.

Hole #1 72 yds
Hole #2 120 yds
Hole #3 76 yds
Hole #4 120 yds
Hole #5 142 yds
Hole #6 126 yds
Hole #7 113 yds
Hole #8 101 yds
Hole #9
107 yds
   
Total Yardage 997 yds

Hole 9A

 

The par 3 course is the perfect place for any golfer.  The holes range anywhere from 72 yards to  142 yards, while still showings signs of a Tom Doak design. Kids love being able to come out and enjoy our short course while learning the game of golf. Likewise, adults can enjoy the par 3 whether they are new to golf and just getting comfortable with the game, or they are an avid golfer who is looking to practice their short game and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of practice. The par 3 truly encompasses our vision for CommonGround to be "a place for all and all the game teaches."

 

 

Community Putting Green

Officially open and ready for play! The Community Putting Green is to be solely used for putting.

CPG1        CPG4        CPG2
 

Driving Range

Over 400 yards long, the double ended driving range provides the ideal area to practice any facet of the long game. The front end of the driving range accommodates over 50 players at a time, while the back end of the range is reserved for instructional and programming purposes. With wall to wall grass, players never have to worry about practicing off of mats at CommonGround.

Divotpatterns

Golfers love to practice.  But have you ever wondered how the pattern of your divots on the practice range tee affects the golf course?  With every swing of an iron, a divot of turf is usually removed.  A small bucket of golf balls (typically 25-30 balls) can remove a lot of turf.  And if you’re really working on your short game it is not uncommon to hit 100 shots or more.  This means a lot of divots which require a lot of turf recovery before a tee stall may be returned to the same location.

Golfers have a big impact on the amount of turf coverage and performance of practice range tees.  How one practices not only influences how much turf is removed with each swing, but also how quickly the turf will recover.  The three most common divot pattern – scattered, concentrated and linear – can be seen in the photo.

A scattered divot pattern removes the most amount of turf because a full divot is removed with every swing.  Scattering divots results in the most turf loss and uses up the largest area of a tee stall.  This forces the golf facility to rotate tee stalls most frequently and often results in an inefficient use of the tee.

A concentrated divot pattern removes all turf in a given area.  While this approach does not necessarily result in a full sized divot removed with every swing, by creating a large void in the turf canopy ther is little opportunity for timely turf recovery.

The linear divot pattern involves placing each shot directly behind the previous divot.  In so doing, a linear pattern is created and only a small amount of turf is removed with each swing.  This can usually be done for 15 to 20 shots before moving sideways to create a new line of divots.  So long as a minimum of 4 inches of live turf is preserved between strips of divots, the turf will recover quickly.  Because this divot pattern removes the least amount of turf and promotes quick recovery, it is the preferred method of practice. For more information on how your divot pattern has significant season-long implications, please CLICK HERE.

Short Game Area

The short game practice facility consists of a large putting green and a separate green devoted strictly to chipping, pitching, and bunker play. Conveniently located near the first tee, players should never have an excuse for being late to the tee!

 

 

Golfers love to practice. But have you ever wondered how the pattern of your divots on the practice range tee affects the golf course? With every swing of an iron, a divot of turf is usually removed. A small bucket of golf balls (typically 25 or 30 balls) can remove a lot of turf. And if you’re really working on your short game it is not uncommon to hit 100 shots or more. This means a lot of divots which require a lot of turf recovery before a tee stall may be returned to the same location.

Golfers have a big impact on the amount of turf coverage and performance of practice range tees. How one practices not only influences how much turf is removed with each swing, but also how quickly the turf will recover. The three most common divot patterns – scattered, concentrated and linear – can be seen in the photo.

scattered divot pattern removes the most amount of turf because a full divot is removed with every swing. Scattering divots results in the most turf loss and uses up the largest area of a tee stall. This forces the golf facility to rotate tee stalls most frequently and often results in an inefficient use of the tee.

concentrated divot pattern removes all turf in a given area. While this approach does not necessarily result in a full-sized divot removed with every swing, by creating a large void in the turf canopy there is little opportunity for timely turf recovery.

The linear divot pattern involves placing each shot directly behind the previous divot. In so doing, a linear pattern is created and only a small amount of turf is removed with each swing. This can usually be done for 15 to 20 shots before moving sideways to create a new line of divots. So long as a minimum of 4 inches of live turf is preserved between strips of divots, the turf will recover quickly. Because this divot pattern removes the least amount of turf and promotes quick recovery, it is the preferred method.