Galesburg, IL The City of Galesburg recently acquired a golf simulator in order to add to the recreational amenities available to citizens. The golf simulator is located at Hawthorne Gym, 2265 Veterans Drive, and offers a fun recreational activity even when the weather does not permit traditional outdoor golf.
Individuals or groups can choose from over 70 courses to play including the Old Course at St. Andrews, Whistling Straights, Beth Page Black, and more. Driving range practice is also an option. The golf simulator can be used by individuals or groups and can be utilized just for practice or to play a round of golf. Regardless of the option selected, the cost is only $25/hour (not per player).
"The Parks and Recreation Department is very excited to bring this recreational opportunity to the community," said Tony Oligney-Estill, Director of Parks and Recreation. "Whether you are an avid golfer or someone just trying to find out if you want to pick up the game of golf, this is a great way to spend a cold and wintery day doing something fun indoors."
Use of the golf simulator must be scheduled at least one week in advance, and players can schedule their time from the City of Galesburg website under the Bunker Links Golf Course page. Times available are Tuesday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. More information on the golf simulator, including a list of courses and the option to book online, is available on the City's website.