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Old 01-18-2015, 02:28 PM
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I have been saying this for awhile as a great many others have been saying,but today was just incredible having lived in the villages for 5 years now I have seen this coming. Today sunday the 18th of January I was blown away...I thought I would go over to the Sarasota range and hit a bucket to practice and when I got there ...omg I have never seen it like that before there must have been at least 5 people deep waiting at every hitting station that they have...the golf administration people need to take a good look at this...it they continue to build at the current rate you will have to make a reservation to hit balls....tv needs another driving range and maybe they should think about the kind they have in japan with 3 and 4 decks....
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:54 PM
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check out the range behind wal-mart on 466....it's in nice shape and you actually hit off grass
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:44 PM
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There are ranges at Lopez, Glenview and. Palmer.
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check out the range behind wal-mart on 466....it's in nice shape and you actually hit off grass
suuuuuush ! keep it quiet
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I was at Sarasota at 1 pm today Jan 18 and there were 3-5 people total including me waiting for a spot. I only had to wait about 5-10 minutes. I go there a lot and have never seen the numbers you claim, (5 deep at every hitting station). A little exageration for effect? Besides the range behind the Walmart on 466 there is also a range on 301 just south of 466.
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Pratice??? It is way overrated! ��
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I was at Sarasota at 1 pm today Jan 18 and there were 3-5 people total including me waiting for a spot. I only had to wait about 5-10 minutes. I go there a lot and have never seen the numbers you claim, (5 deep at every hitting station). A little exageration for effect? Besides the range behind the Walmart on 466 there is also a range on 301 just south of 466.
This comment mirrors my experience --------to a tee
Have never seen more the 6 or 7 people waiting.
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check out the range behind wal-mart on 466....it's in nice shape and you actually hit off grass
at Sarasota you hit off mats...otherwise it's off grass unless something else is being done.

Most of you need to hit off mats all the time....
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Monday and Wednesday off mats at Sarasota, others days hit off grass. Check with them as they may have adjusted their schedule.
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suuuuuush ! keep it quiet
lol....ooops sorry....yeah that place is horrible
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Seems tv doesn't do a very good job of informing residents and visitors as to the location and other details regarding ranges. Is there some definitive source for this I'm missing?
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Seems tv doesn't do a very good job of informing residents and visitors as to the location and other details regarding ranges. Is there some definitive source for this I'm missing?
I tend to agree with you. I was here quite a while before I found the following page. And even it provides minimal information:


NOTE: If this link doesn't work (for me, it's sending me back to ToTV), just type it into your browser.
http://golfthevillages.com/golf-academy/ranges.asp
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:21 PM
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We like the driving range run by the Lions on Rolling Acres. The $5.00 goes to charity.
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"Seems tv doesn't do a very good job of informing residents and visitors as to the location and other details regarding ranges. Is there some definitive source for this I'm missing?"

The above statement is simply wrong. The four practice facilities located within The Villages are clearly identified on the golf courses map that appears on The Villages web site. This same map also appears on page 24 of the The Villages 2015 Phone Book. There is no attempt to conceal the locations. At least make an attempt to obtain the information before bashing The Villages.
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