If you want to practise your killer swing, or the weather is too woeful for a round, a golf driving range is ideal. Take your own clubs to hone your skills (or you can often hire an iron or driver there) then choose how big a bucket of balls you wish to attack. Golf driving ranges are spread all over the city – north, south, east and west – so here is a list of popular ones, along with the costs of their buckets.

NORTH

Dural Golf Driving Range

Dural Golf Driving Range

Here at this family-owned range, learners and experienced players can enjoy practising their craft over two levels – one under cover. The buckets of balls are affordable, and there is also a pro-shop on site to cater for your golfing needs.

  • Bucket of balls: Small (50 balls), $9. Medium (75 balls), $13, Jumbo (110 balls), $16
  • Where: 260-266 New Line Road, Dural
  • Website: Dural Golf Range

Golf Paradise driving range

Golf Paradise

This driving range is a place for the dedicated and the casual, and offers a unique atmosphere within a green pocket of Terrey Hills. The two-tier complex can accommodate 58 players, allowing you to go for a hit any time: rain or shine.

  • Bucket of balls: Small (30 balls), $6. Large (60 balls), $10. SENIORS – Small (30 balls), $5. Large (60 balls), $9.
  • Where: 1A–1B Myoora Road, Terrey Hills
  • Website: Golf Paradise

Pittwater Golf Centre

Pittwater Golf Centre Driving Range

Forty wide bays along with six teaching and fitting bays provide ample room for practice. Quality Srixon range balls ensure you have a superior golfing experience. Plus, there’s a grass area to practise as if you were on the course and floodlights so you can smash balls into the evening.

  • Bucket of balls: ADULTS – Small (25 balls), $6. Medium (50 balls), $10, Large (100 balls), $17. CHILDREN/SENIORS – Small (25 balls), $5. Medium (50 balls), $8, Large (100 balls), $15
  • Where: 1500 Pittwater Road, Warriewood
  • Website: Pittwater Golf Centre

Thornleigh Golf Centre driving range

Thornleigh Golf Centre: Golf Driving Range

This driving range has 56 hitting bays and some pretty cool features, such as a synthetically turfed and contoured landing area with raised greens and auto ball return. Twenty of the bays have full auto tee-up technology, where a Srixon ball automatically tees up four seconds after you’ve hit the previous ball, and to the correct height!

  • Bucket of balls: Small (55 balls), $13. Medium (80 balls), $16. Large (110 balls), $19
  • Where: Brickpit Park, 142-178 Pennant Hills Road (entry Dartford Road), Thornleigh
  • Website: Thornleigh Golf Centre


SOUTH

Tempe Driving Range

Tempe Driving Range

An impressive 300-metre modern driving range, this could be your new local favourite. There are 20 shaded all-weather bays (some are members only) and floodlights so you can get in a swing or two after work. There’s also a stack of parking, and the balls are regularly washed, which is always a plus.

  • Bucket of balls: Small (40 balls), $10. Medium (70 balls), $15. Large (110 balls), $20
  • Where: 22 Holbeach Avenue, Tempe
  • Website: Tempe Driving Range

The Ridge Golf Driving Range

The Ridge Golf Driving Range

This state-of-the-art golfing venue features 52 floodlit covered bays over two tiers. It also includes a range of seven target greens and a purpose-built coaching studio. Become a Ridge Range loyalty card holder and you’ll get 10 per cent more balls every time you use it, no matter the bucket size you buy.

  • Bucket of balls: Small (30 balls), $8.50. Medium (60 balls), $14.50. Large (100 balls), $20
  • Where: Recreation Drive, off New Illawarra Road, Barden Ridge
  • Website: The Ridge Golf


EAST

Cullen's Driving Range

Cullen’s Driving Range

Get along to Sydney’s only driving range by the ocean. Found in Little Bay, the only downside is that you may miss-hit a few balls because you’ll be too busy taking in the  breathtaking views! Managed by St Michael’s Golf Club, Cullen’s Driving Range welcomes all levels of golfers, as well as kids, with its mat and grass hitting areas. Clubs are available for hire, so all you need is your enthusiasm.

  • Bucket of balls: Small (40 balls), $10. Large (90 balls), $15
  • Where: St. Michael’s Golf Club, 2 Jennifer Street, Little Bay
  • Website: Cullen’s Driving Range

Moore Park Golf driving range

Moore Park Golf Driving Range

One of the biggest driving ranges in the Southern Hemisphere (complete with 60 covered bays over three tiers – also shown above), this is a great place to enjoy a swing whether you are a pro or never held a club before. This range also has a world first – a 22-square-metre big screen – plus four auto-tee bays.

  • Bucket of balls: Express (55 balls), $15. Practice (85 balls), $18. Off-peak (135 balls), $20. Pro (135 balls), $25. Jumbo (220 balls), $36
  • Where: Cnr Anzac Parade and Cleveland Street, Moore Park
  • Website: Moore Park Golf Driving Range


WEST

Geroges River Driving Range

Georges River Driving Range

This full-length driving range runs alongside Georges River Golf Course and features 10 covered bays for you to practise your golf swing from dawn till dusk. There is also a grass practice area you can utilise as well.

Hudson Park Golf Club Driving Range

Hudson Park Golf Course and Driving Range

Operated by Strathfield Council, this 17-hectare 18-hole course and large under-cover driving range is worth a visit – it’s even received a ‘resort rating’, which is a first for any Sydney public golf course.

  • Bucket of balls: Small (50 balls), $9. Large (100 balls), $17
  • Where: Arthur Street, Strathfield (near the corner of Centenary Dr)
  • Website: Hudson Park Golf Course

Milperra Golf Driving Range

Milperra Golf Driving Range

This 37-bay driving range is fully undercover, well lit and features state-of-the-art mats. There is a huge grass hitting area and a short game facility – plenty of room for all golf enthusiasts!

  • Bucket of balls: Small, $8. Medium, $12. Large, $15
  • Where: 101 Raleigh Road, Milperra
  • Website: Milperra Golf

Sharks Golf Driving Range

Sharks Golf Driving Range

Located in far western Sydney, this is one of only two three-storey golf practice complexes in Sydney. You’ll also find a putting green facility to practise your swings and short games.

  • Bucket of balls: Small (50 balls), $10. Large (100 balls), $15
  • Where: 1647 The Horsley Drive, Horsley Park
  • Website: Sharks Golf Driving Range

 


A few more places where you can practise…

  • Barton Park Driving Range: 210 West Botany Street, Arncliffe
  • Golf in the City: Upper Ground,8 Spring Street Sydney (www.golfinthecity.com.au)
  • Llandilo Golf Driving Range: Lot 5 Ninth Avenue, Llandilo
  • Precision Golf: Shop 101, 354 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood (www.precisiongolf.com.au)
  • Tree Valley Golf Course Practice Range: Lot 7, Okinawa Road, Edmondson Park

Have we missed any? Please let us know. And if you’ve been to any of the above, then we’d love a short review in the comments section below.

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