Ten golf driving ranges in Manchester

Live in Manchester and want to know where you can go to smash a few balls? We've compiled this list of the ten best driving ranges in the Manchester area.

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Wed, 22 May 2013
Ten golf driving ranges in Manchester

1. Heaton Park Golf Centre

Heaton Park is located in Prestwich, North Manchester, just inside the M60. There are nine covered bays, and the range has floodlights. There is a practice bunker and a chipping green too, and they charge for time spent on the range rather than balls hit.

Postcode: M25 2SW
Closest station: Manchester Victoria/Mills Hill
Opening Hours: 9am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-5pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £3 for 30 mins, £5 for an hour
Website: Heaton Park Golf Centre

2. Trafford Golf Centre

The Trafford Golf Centre is the premier driving rnage in the area, with 57 covered bays. The 32 bays on the upper tier are also heated, and the range has floodlights, two fairways, and nine target greens. There is a practice green and bunker on-site as well, and there are four bays with video analysis equipment for lessons.

Postcode: M17 8PG
Closest station: Patricroft/Eccles
Opening Hours: 7am-10.30pm (Mon-Fri), 7am-9.30pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £4 for 50 balls
Website: Trafford Golf Centre

3. Boysnope Park Golf Club

Boysnope Park lies next to the River Irwell, inbetween the M60 and M62 in the south-west of Manchester. There are 24 large bays (10ft wide) and two teaching bays, all with astro-turf mats. The range itself is floodlit and over 300 yards long.

Postcode: M30 7RF
Closest station: Patricroft/Flixton
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm (Mon-Fri), 8am-7pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £3 for 50 balls
Website: Boysnope Park Golf Club

4. Bowlee Park Golf Range

Bowlee Park has 38 floodlit bays and offers individual or group lessons. Regular visitors can save money with a discount card.

Postcode: M24 4TH
Closest station: Mills Hill
Opening Hours: 9am-8.30pm (Mon-Fri), 9am-6.30pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £3.50 for 50 balls
Website: Bowlee Park Golf Range

5. Astley Golf Driving Range

Astley has 19 covered bays, complete with mirrors and floodlights, as well as ten outdoor tees and ten grass tees. There are club-fitting and teaching facilities, and drinks and snacks can also be bought from the pro shop.

Postcode: M29 7EJ
Closest station: Atherton
Opening Hours: 10am-8.30pm (Mon-Thu), 10am-8pm (Fri), 9am-6pm (Sat), 10am-6pm (Sun)
Cost: £3.50 for 50 balls
Website: Gareth Benson Golf Academy

6. Bardsley Park/East Manchester Golf Club

This range has 16 covered and floodlit bays. There is also a club shop and bar/restaurant to keep you occupied. Located to the east of Manchester.

Postcode: OL8 3JD
Closest station: Guide Bridge
Opening Hours: 10am-7pm (Mon-Fri), 9.30am-4.00pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: 2.80 for 50 balls
Website: N/A

7. Cranford golf Centre

Cranford has 42 covered bays across two tiers. The range is a decent length and floodlit with distance markers and targets, and there are two indoor 'bunker bays'.

Postcode: SK4 3AW
Closest station: Burnage/East Didsbury
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Mon-Thu), 10am-9.30pm (Fri-Sun)
Cost: £3 for 50 balls
Website: Cranford Golf Centre