Creedmoor area business men Joe Phillips and Don Worsley have contracted Cary-based golf course designer Rick Robbins to design Granville Falls golf learning center, a world class golf teaching facility near Creedmoor.
The facility, scheduled to open in spring 2017, will be located just off Exit 191 in Interstate 85 North.
Granville Falls will feature a large grass tee, 30 plus mats, a fenced in short game area with real grass greens and a separate teaching tee area.
The general manager will be David Bass, a 46-year veteran of the golf business in North Carolina. Bass will offer golf instruction, golf equipment fitting and sales, and custom repairs or alterations.
“Just 15 minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Wake Forest, this facility will be dedicated to growing the game of golf through education and enjoyable activities,” Bass said.
Robbins has designed numerous short-game areas in recent years.
“Many golfers are starting to realize the mathematics of an average round of golf and they see that chipping, pitching, sand shots and putting by far account for the bulk of shots in a round,” Robbins said. “Now players are starting to see that if they can execute shots around the greens so they can get up and down for pars more often, they will stand a far better chance of improving their scores and winning those Saturday matches with their friends.”