Fulfilling our commitment to maintaining a historic golf course with modern amenities, Glen Echo Country Club has built a multipurpose practice facility. The three distinct practice areas include a Driving Range, Chipping & Short Game Range, and Putting Green. All three mimic the conditions of the golf course, providing a true test whether you are working on your game or simply warming up before a round.
The Driving Range was recently and meticulously upgraded. Zoysia sod was installed while the tee areas were leveled using laser precision technology. The zoysia grass is the same you find throughout the tee boxes and fairways of the golf course. The area provides players an opportunity to practice hitting every club in their bag and it is long enough to accommodate the biggest hitters. Yardage targets helps you dial in your distance and accuracy.
The Chipping & Short Game Range is very popular with our members. There is a reason why teaching professionals emphasize the importance of a proficient short game. It is clear with players of every skill level that an improved short game leads to lower scores. This area includes a practice chipping green, bunker, and five separate yardage targets. It is the perfect spot to practice short approaches, pitch shots, chips to gimmie range and sand saves. Shots are restricted to approximately 125 yards.
Our large practice Putting Green is located next to the pro shop. It is certainly a great place to groove a confident putting stroke and is a must stop for players prior to a round. The practice green is maintained exactly as every other green on the property and simulates the variety of putting situations you are likely to experience on the golf course. As a rule, the greens are fast; some say “lightning” fast. We highly recommend you practice downhill putts in case you break the Glen Echo golden-rule and find yourself above the hole.
Glen Echo has a full staff of teaching professionals that can help improve any facet of your golf game. Our course and modern practice facilities support the value and enjoyment of all golf lessons.