Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Practice Center Review #8 - Sinaloa (Simi Valley)


980 Madera Rd
Simi Valley, CA  93065
(805)581-2662

Hours: 7am-7pm, 7 days

Small bucket: $4
Medium bucket: $6
Large bucket: $8


This range is located at the same location as the Sinaloa par 3 golf course (see previous review).  The golfing complex is located south of the 118 freeway, Madera Rd exit. Just follow signs for the Reagan Library once you exit the freeway.
 
We went on a weekend and there was plenty of parking. This is an outdoor range and there are about 15-20 stalls. It was pretty quiet with about 70% of the stalls being available. The range itself is in fair to average condition. The mats need replacing. As you can see in the picture to the right, they are worn. The ranges does seem to supply the plastic tees though.

There is no putting green, but there is a small chipping area. There is a bunker and an area where you can chip onto a small green. The green is not of the same quality as on the golf course. It is basically just a shorter cut of grass. Still this area works for chipping. 


Chipping area
 

The prices seems fair, however the quality of balls does not look great. The balls are yellow and seem to have gotten a lot of use. I would rate their quality adequate. I was told by someone that they are limited flight golf balls. Meaning they are designed not to travel as far as a regular ball. Be aware of this fact if you plan on dialing in your yardages for each of your clubs, as the results will not be accurate to what you will see on the course.

The range is 220 yards to the back fence. There are a couple of flags, but generally you are aiming at the yardage markers. There are no greens to hit onto.
   

If you live in the area this is an adequate place to practice. But not worth traveling outside your neighborhood for.


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