Golf is a great game and, as golf aficionados know, one that can be highly addictive.

The addictive quality lies in the pursuit of mastery—the desire to conquer the intricacies of the game, refine one’s technique, and achieve that elusive perfect round (not sure there is such a thing).  Golf’s addictive nature is also rooted from its unpredictability; no two shots are ever the same, and the ever-present quest for improvement keeps players hooked.

What is better than that feeling of a well-struck ball coming off the face of your club, watching fly through the air effortlessly and land right where you intended?  Satisfying and immensely gratifying.  It’s that feeling that keeps you coming back for more and more and more…

But now, Greenwich has a new golf experience available to feed that addiction.  No longer are the Greenwich golf venue choices limited to the 8 private courses and the 1 public one, The Griff  – This new addition to the Greenwich community is truly something special.

The Greenwich Buzz spoke with Director of Private Events of Rock Pile Golf Club, Stephanie Smario.  Did a new golf course in Greenwich open up?  Well, not exactly.

Rock Pile Golf – Where High-Tech Wizardry Meets Convenience in a Country Club Atmosphere

Back in June of this year, this brand new facility opened its doors on 600 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

If you’re looking for a newish fun thing to do, Rock Pile Golf Club just might be your answer.  Actually, its a newer twist on an old thing to do — Play golf, but indoors using state-of-the-art simulators.  And it has major advantages that neither courses nor driving ranges are able to offer.

The Club features 6 golf simulation rooms and a putting area.

Rock Pile Golf Club eliminates the weather from dictating whether you can hit the greens or not. They use advanced simulation technology to bring the thrill of the fairway right to your fingertips, no matter the season or what Mother Nature is doing outside.  Using simulation technology has become commonplace amongst professional golfers and amateurs alike.

Another big benefit is time savings.  Many people who love the game struggle to find the 4 – 5 hours needs to play a full round of 18 holes.  A full round of golf on a simulator can be done in half as much time, depending on the number of players.  Golf simulation technology has been around for 50 years or so.  However, the advances in simulation technology has taken the activity to a complete new level.  The performance and shot execution feedback that simulation technology provides to the golfer is transformational.  It is no wonder that many professionals use simulators as part of their practice routine.

Most anyone who has learned to play golf will attest to the learning curve.  It can be daunting, frustrating and downright intimidating.   Learning the basics is one thing.  Mastering them…..well that’s a different story.

Because whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished touring pro, there is ALWAYS room to improve.  You might call it a race with no finish line.

Training with golf simulation technology help flatten that learning curve, precisely identify weaknesses and allow players to improve their game more quickly.  And isn’t that what ever player wants?

Instructional Swing Analysis

Rock Pile uses simulators by aboutGOLF, which is widely viewed as the best commercial simulation technology on the market.  Being able to track and measure a golfer’s performance metrics is major.  High-speed cameras along with aboutGolf’s swing analysis system creates highly accurate feedback.  For example, ball feedback data includes:

  • Total Distance
  • Carry Distance
  • Ball Speed
  • Club Head Speed
  • Backspin
  • Launch angle

 

Feedback is given on each shot made by the golfer.  This is invaluable to helping the golfer identify the mistakes made in the execution of the shot.  The technology provides this feedback on both the short and long game.

Often times, when hitting on a traditional driving range, the golfer only has the outcome of the shot on which to judge how well the ball was struck.  Being able to see specifically, what was done wrong to create, for example, a slice, a pull etc., is game changing feedback.

Rock Pile offers a club-environment experience.  You can come in and hit balls with the simulator, and be left to your own devices or, you can schedule a lesson with one of the on-staff pros.

Imagine teeing off on the iconic St. Andrews Links or taking on the challenging Augusta National—all without leaving the comfort of a climate-controlled space.  The Rock Pile Golf Club simulators boast having over 90 different world class golf courses.  Pretty darn impressive!

Indoor golf facilities are transforming the traditional golfing experience by integrating state-of-the-art simulation technology. These simulators recreate the sights, sounds, and even the wind of the world’s most renowned courses, providing golfers with an immersive and realistic playing environment.  Rock Pile Golf Club uses simulators by aboutGOLF which is widely viewed as  the best simulation technology on the market.

Rock Pile Golf Club Lounge & Bar

The club sports a lounge and bar area on a level that one would find in any premiere country club.   It is a classy and elegantly furnished lounge area with a handmade 1200 square foot bar.  The facility boasts a relaxing fireside seating with high end bar stools, sofas and great ambience.  There are also luxurious  member locker rooms crafted with the finest materials for the ultimate experience.

So if you’re looking to take your game to the next level, looking for a great venue for a corporate outing or just interested in learning more, check out Rock Pile Golf Club.   The also have holiday offers going on right now!