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Golf club tees up year-round simulators

January 4, 2019
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Live Golf Studios simulator Thornapple Pointe Golf Club
Courtesy Watermark Properties

A golf club in the area has turned on its collection of golf simulators for year-round play in a controlled climate.

The new Live Golf Studios are located at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club in Cascade Township, at 7211 48th St. SE, according to Watermark Properties yesterday.

The club has six simulators: four PGA Tour widescreen simulators and two PGA Tour Curve simulators.

The simulators were developed by AboutGolf.

Each simulator allows golfers to virtually play over 50 golf courses, practice ranges and more: Pebble Beach golf resorts; the Kohler courses; St. Andrews Links; The Players Championship courses — TPC Louisiana, TPC Sawgrass, TPC Scottsdale; and golf courses in North America and Europe.

The simulator programming also includes teaching through speed cameras, balance plates, club-fitting technology and more, as well as arcade and family games.

Thornapple Golf Club will host Live Golf Leagues starting in mid-January. The leagues will run for nine weeks and include prizes.

The simulators are available to rent, from 30 minutes to hours.

The price is $35 to $55 an hour per person, depending on the time. More information is online.

People can also rent the Live Golf Studios space, which includes a new bar, seating and food options.

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