Recent improvements make University of Washington driving range look new

Updated: March 4, 2010

The University of Washington has some terrific athletic facilities when it comes to football, basketball and softball. But don’t forget about golf. The University of Washington Driving Range is a place that looks new after some recent improvements.

Complete with its own parking lot, the range has 43 stalls, including 20 that are covered. The hitting area is spacious and features plenty of targets to hit at.

In the last two years, the range has made plenty of improvements including a renovated lobby in the pro shop, new target greens, a new chipping green and tee line upgrades which include new mats and balls. Future plans include lights and perhaps some heaters for the covered stalls.

“The improvements have made a huge difference in terms of appearance,” said Jim Seagren, the manager of the range. “We are kind of the only game around this area for practice.”

The range is open to UW students and to the golfing public as well. And the prices are right – it costs $5.75 for a large bucket for the public and $3 for students.

It’s also become a place for students to get work experience. Students run the range inside and out, getting work experience and making money for college at the same time.

For information call 206.543.8759.