San Antonio Driving Range
This is good news for golfers of all levels of expertise.
We used to have a driving range and restaurant for light lunches on the libramiento but, unfortunately, it gave way to the building of houses.
At Chula Vista Country Club in Chula Vista there is a net into which one can wallop their balls and The Chapala Country Club in Vista del Lago, San Nicholas has a driving range of sorts along side the first tee.
Now, however, there is a new driving range and golf school opening in San Antonio very close to Chula Vista, Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
There are many wonderful golf courses in Guadalajara and the two above-mentioned ones lakeside and, of course, avid golfers always enjoy driving to Barre de Navidad for the world class golf course on Isla de Navidad. One can stay at the fabulous Grand Bay Hotel and have a wonderful golf and hotel experience.
You can Google golf clubs in Guadalajara and find several web sites detailing the golf clubs and all their specifications, prices, availabilities etc.
Now golfers of all handicaps will be able to enjoy a proper driving range right here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
This is important as many snow birds do not have the advantage of golfing 12 months as we do and they are perhaps a little rusty on arrival. Having a driving range to polish up their shots is a very welcome addition to our ever expanding infrastructure. They will be able to re-hone their skills before stepping onto a golf course with, always eager to judge in a friendly way, of course, competitors.
There pros at the golf courses in Guadalajara and the two courses lakeside but it will be nice to be able to have lessons alongside a proper driving range.
This will also be a wonderful facility for people who are taking up the sport for the first time. So they will be able to acquit themselves favorably when they step onto a real golf course.
Many women would like to play with their husbands but are lacking in skill or confidence and now they will be able to gage their level as they practice hitting the ball in a safe and controlled environment.
Also many people, if they are still working, do not have the time for a full round of golf and the travel time involved but certainly have the time and desire to hit a basket of balls on a driving range.
I remember in Canada this was also a good “date” opportunity for those who were not crazy about bowling or miniature golf. This will provide a nice activity for visiting children and grandchildren.
I do not yet know all the details of location or date of opening but as soon as I get these details I will happily pass them along to you.
Being able to enjoy golf and tennis year round is one of the greatest assets of living in paradise and this new driving range and golf school will add to our pleasure.