Are you looking for a year-round entertainment option for a diverse crowd? 19th Green Indoor Golf Center, the only indoor golf course in Florence, is where you need to go! Located near Party City, the modern facility features four simulators and over eighty finer golf courses, plus repairs, lessons, and an overall enjoyable experience. Whether you’re looking to practice, play for the first time, hang out with friends or co-workers, or even have a birthday party, 19th Green is for you!
Charles and Akilah Weaver (father/daughter team) are the master minds behind the 19th Green business model. Charles, a retired U.S Air Force Veteran, has always had a love for the game of golf and Akilah has always wanted to own her own business. “Golf is a popular sport among all generations, but we wanted to provide a concept that would attract those that want to improve their game or try it out for the first time in a comfortable environment. The idea to offer virtual reality golf has been a year in the making and Florence was the perfect market to make it happen,” says Akilah. 19th Green Indoor Golf Center opened mid June.
The facility is equipped with full 4k HD simulators which feature over 90 of the finer golf courses from around the world including, Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Torrey Pines, Bay Hill, and many more. With advanced technology, each screen has cameras and sensors, taking a million pictures per minute to calculate and display distance and speed making the experience very real. What makes the indoor golf experience unique is that one person can play 18 holes in an hour or 9 holes in a half hour, which is convenient for lunch breaks or a quick weeknight activity. Akilah shares, “The concept is really new and appealing for millennials who want something quick, but also for anyone who wants to beat the heat and play in a shorter time.” Tee times can easily be reserved online in order to avoid long wait times or a simulator not being available.
The good news is anyone of any age can participate, including those with or without any golf experience. A knowledgeable PGA staff and service department are on site to assist with lessons, fittings, or repairs and services. You can even rent the facility for a corporate event, team building experience, bachelor party, or birthday party. It is encouraged that visitors bring their own golf clubs, however, golf clubs can be rented at the facility. Regular shoes are ideal in order to protect the artificial turf within the simulators. Prices are based on a per hour rate regardless of the number of players. Four players per simulator are encouraged.
19th Green Indoor Golf Center is an overall sociable, fun experience. They serve packaged snacks and beer and have also partnered with local restaurants who will deliver. Mike Porter, Director of Operations, explains, “We want everyone to disconnect from their own technology and take the time to interact and enjoy open conversation.” They will be holding contests every month, have leagues beginning in the fall through the winter, and will also host year-round tournaments. The simulators can also serve as TVs and show popular football games, PGA championships, and more! The options are really endless for the 19th Green. Don’t miss out. Grab your clubs and go check it out today!