Sydney already has plenty of golf driving ranges for you to polish your game, but the newly opened GolfSpace does the job a bit differently. As the city’s first indoor golf club, the cutting-edge facility in Alexandria is 1,500-square-metres of the latest golf technology alongside a cafe and bar. It’s a nice win for Sydney’s golfing community, aimed at offering both beginners and experienced golfers better and more comprehensive insights when compared to your typical outdoor driving range, operating in a similar way to Chatswood’s Precision Golf.
12 TrackMan 4 Golf simulator bays feature alongside the country’s first PuttView augmented reality putting green and a unique 35-metre Wedge Calibration Zone. The golf simulator offering is a particularly compelling addition to GolfSpace’s program, given it’s an advanced and immersive simulator with which you can swing through 18-holes at more than 140 of the world’s best golf courses including Pebble Beach, PGA National, and St Andrews with realistic, highly detailed renders.
Although the TrackMan 4’s can be found in a few other places across Sydney, the simulator bays should go far in helping distinguish GolfSpace for the city’s golfing community. The 12 bays use advanced radar technology to provide you with a complete picture of your game, making it easier to improve your swing in all situations by analysing launch angle, club speed, spin rate and carry – and a bunch of other key performance indicators.
This all forms part of GolfSpace’s signature PlayMaker 6 program, which drives the whole concept and uses integrated analysis to help anyone improve their game across all factors. They call it a ‘coaching philosophy,’ taking a more data-driven approach to bring golfers measurable, fast gains and actionable feedback.
Outdoor driving ranges are reasonably intimidating for someone who wants to get into golf but doesn’t have the confidence to start swinging blind. It seems encouraging those types of beginners to join the wider golfing community is the primary reason GolfSpace was founded, although there’s enough in the space to help experts sharpen their performance and train like the pros.
A pay-as-you-go social membership should be the way to go for beginners who want to engage some of the classes before committing to GolfSpace on a more ongoing basis. Club membership will set you back $57 per week (which is an opening offer, so the rate should go up in a few months), which cuts a 2-hour session of Playmaker 6 analysis down to $150. If you want the full monty, there’s also GolfSpace Academy Membership package, although price is on enquiry at the moment.