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As the winter drags on, you may find that you’re really craving to get back on the golf course. You know the saying, “Practice makes perfect,” but how are you supposed to work on your drive if the Brookstone course is covered in snow? If you can’t play golf outside, the only thing you can do is play inside.
One way you can approach practicing your swing indoors would be purchasing a home simulator. Simulators allow you to practice comfortably in your own home and have multiple arrays of program options, including driving ranges, chip simulations and renowned courses from all around the world. An example of a home simulator is the SkyTrak basic practice range package. The program comes with 3D practice range and shot tracer, ball performance data, first-person camera view, replay, set up, theft protection and updates.

If a personal simulator is not an option for you, there are numerous indoor golf courses near Brookstone Park that can help you get ready for the spring. Stocked with swing coaches and masters of golf, these indoor facilities give you professional insight into your swing and how you play the game of golf. With these assets, players can make improvements in their game every day without spending a large sum of money and while avoiding the harsh climates of New England. If you’re looking for some places to try, here are some options:

Club14 Indoor Golf is located in Windham, New Hampshire and offers over 20 golf courses worldwide to get you back swinging. Club14 has six simulators available to use and trainers to help improve your game. You can rent a virtual golf bay for up to four players for as many hours as you’d like. Just pick a course and play a full 18 hole round of golf. Kelli Kostick, an LPGA and PGA Pro, is available on site to give you the opportunity to work one on one. The simulator rental is $35 an hour during the weekday, $45 during weeknights, and $55 during the weekend. They offer a full bar, food and even a function room for private events. Visit their website for more information.
The Game Room at Merrill’s Tavern, located inside the Atkinson Resort & Country Club, offers over 40 courses to play including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and TPC Sawgrass. You have to be at least 21 years old or accompanied by a parent or guardian to play at this site. Availability of booking a tee time includes half/hour rates which vary between 30 minutes to 4 hours of time slots. Monday to Friday rates are $13 for a half hour and $25 for an hour. On weekends, prices are $25 for a half hour and $50 for an hour. Since it’s located inside Merrill’s Tavern, there are plenty of eating and drinking options to accompany your game. Visit their website for more information.
Pure Drive Golf in Woburn, MA offers one-on-one golf lessons with professional Adam Kolloff, simulator rentals, and package deals that include sessions. There are five simulators available for use, fully stocked with clubs and equipment from Titleist, TaylorMade, and Callaway. This facility includes a premium putting area, swing and ball flight data, virtual golf on famous courses around the world and training aids to help improve your game. Rates are $150 per hour with Adam and there are also discount for juniors 16 and under. Lots of package deals are available as well. Visit their website for more information.
XGolf New England in Auburn, MA offers 105 virtual full featured domestic and international courses, instruction, swing analysis, and club fitting to everyone. XGolf offers XPlate, a revolutionary invention that focuses on golf course lie. This technology will automatically adjust to emulate realistic golf like on the course, but it can also be turned off. XGolf offers a ball retrieval system that allows you never to have to chase balls and put them back on the tee. Another technology XGolf offers is the XBall system which funnels the balls into an automatic feeding system and then automatically tees the ball for you at the exact height each golfer programs it. All you have to do is press a button with your golf head, and the ball will automatically be teed up. Simulator rates offer an Early Bird special for $36 an hour on weekdays before 4pm. All other times are $50/hour. Visit their website for more information.

Hopefully, you found this article useful and will make plans to try out an indoor facility this winter. If you know of any other indoor golf facilities, we’d love to hear about them.

Enjoy your winter!