Approaching the doors, you get an unobstructed view, but you can see it yards away on your drive up the road. The World’s Largest Golf Club makes its home right here in Springfield, and it’s what greets customers right when they walk into Swing Right Golf.
After grabbing a few photos of the massive golf club, walk inside and let the hospitable staff help you out. They’ll likely first point out the two (also massive) golf simulators. Customers choose their golf club and then choose be- tween more than 40 courses. The courses are from all over the world, literally. There are courses from Canada, Spain, Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom, as well as many courses from the United States including Austin, Orlando, Palm Desert, Bountiful and Castle Rock; the list goes on and on. The large screen in the simulator shows each hole as players advance through the course with their shots being recorded. Tip: with how cold it’s been here in Missouri, choose the Palm Desert course to put your mind on that nice desert heat.
Immediately out the back doors is the driving range. There’s a river just beyond a row of trees and hills become steep in the background, completing the beautiful Ozark scenery of this specific area.
The driving range has seven covered tees and seven uncovered tees, all with adequate lighting. The covered tees also have heat lamps for those colder days when customers are there making sure their game stays sharp in the winter months. There are multiple targets on the range, all with specific distances that are measured. There is also a sand trap for driving range participants to practice in, offering green-side and fairway bunker shots.
The mini golf course is beautifully kept, with natural plants growing around it, making a lively scene. The 18 holes were custom-designed and the front nine are wheelchair accessible. The course is well-lit for night time games as well, making an excellent date night spot.
Something new that the owners are trying out is a disc golf tournament with the latest one having been held on February 17th. Disc golf is a sport that is similar to golf, but instead of golf balls, discs are thrown at targets which are typically played on 9 or 18 hole courses like golf. This activity is gaining traction across the country and is just as complex of a sport as golf. Look to Swing Right Golf to be hosting more of these tournaments in the future!
With all that Swing Right has to offer, it’s the perfect location for groups to gather. Just like at a bowling alley, playing in rounds on the golf simulator or going through the mini golf course together is the perfect activity to get closer to people within your church group, sorority or fraternity, etc. These are also great for team building! Add a stop at Swing Right to your organization’s team- building or fun-filled employee appreciation day!
But if you’re visiting Springfield, make sure to stop in to try out the simulators, or play a round of mini golf at the only golf place in town with scenes of the idyllic Ozark landscape sitting right there in its backyard!
Swing Right Golf is located at 444 East Farm Road 192, and online at http:// swingrightgolf.net . Swing Right can be reached by phone at 417.882.1222.
Swing Right is open Sunday and Monday from 12PM - 6PM, and Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM - 10PM.