CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center

  • 01 of 07

    What Is Indoor Golf?

    Indoor Golf Simulator
    ••• Three guys playing a round of indoor golf. © 2009 Judy Hedding

    Note: CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center closed in April 2012. If you are interested in a climate controlled golf experience, try Topgolf Riverwalk in Scottsdale. You don't even need your own clubs!

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    Day or night, no matter what the weather, all levels of golfers can enjoy indoor golf and an indoor driving range at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center. Ten separate stations are scheduled for tee times where you and your family or friends or co-workers can play golf on simulated courses or practice on the driving range.

    This isn't at all like playing Wii Golf. The simulators feature 3-dimensional environments and effects, such as grass and trees that wave in the wind. You can set your golf experience for the type of round you'd like to play, including weather and course conditions, all in air-conditioned comfort of this comfortable, modern facility. Each golf simulator area has it's own television; you can watch golf, baseball or Judge Judy while you play, and each has...MORE a table and chairs where your group can relax and enjoy a snack or beverage. Yes, they have beer and wine.

    A big screen TV and a putting green for those that might not be playing on the golf simulator (great for kids) and comfortable chairs makes this place feel like you are spending your leisure time in the living room that all golfers wish we had.

    When you arrange a tee time at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center, there is a time limit for a round of indoor golf which depends upon the number of players you have. Four players can play for 4 hours and 30 minutes. That should be plenty of time for any golf course, considering that you aren't spending any time walking or riding from hole to hole, waiting for slower groups in front of you, or searching for lost balls. There are no frost delays, no aeration schedules, there's no such thing as 'cart path only' play, and no mud on your shoes when you play indoor golf. Sunglasses, sunscreen or rain gear not required. There are still bunkers, but you won't have to climb in and out of them!

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  • 02 of 07

    Indoor Golf Practice

    Indoor Golf Practice
    ••• I set up hole #7 at Pebble Beach to replay so I could practice using an iron on a par 3. © 2009 Judy Hedding

    Note: CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center closed in April 2012. If you are interested in a climate controlled golf experience, try Topgolf Riverwalk in Scottsdale. You don't even need your own clubs!

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    At the indoor simulated driving range you can find out a lot more about your ball flight than you ever could at at a typical outdoor golf range. Instead of, "Gee, that looked pretty good" you'll be able to tell exactly how far your ball flew, your carry distance, ball speed, spin rate and more. Chipping, pitching and putting -- the short game -- might be your focus, and this system allows you to concentrate on those golf shots. The simulator at CrossWoods will even help you read the greens. You can record your indoor golf practice sessions and analyze the data from your home computer.

    By practicing golf in this way you get immediate feedback; you can spend more time developing the consistency that you need to shave those strokes off your handicap. You can hit as...MORE many balls as you'd like within your time allotment.

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  • 03 of 07

    Which Golf Course Can I Play?

    Indoor Golf in Arizona
    ••• Jason tries a 30 foot putt. © 2009 Judy Hedding

    Note: CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center closed in April 2012. If you are interested in a climate controlled golf experience, try Topgolf Riverwalk in Scottsdale. You don't even need your own clubs!

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    There are more than 35 simulated courses offered at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center. You can play St. Andrews today and Pebble Beach tomorrow, all without that annoying jet lag, tips for caddies or waiting for the slow group ahead of you. Courses offered at CrossWoods are categorized for Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional players and are ranked for difficulty. You can choose from at least five tee boxes with distances ranging from about 4,300 yards to 7,800 yards for 18 holes. There are some 9-hole courses, too.

    The owner of CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center shared a story with me about a couple who were nervously anticipating their first trip to play Pebble Beach. For one month before their trip they used the indoor golf simulators at CrossWoods to practice playing the...MORE course under different conditions. The only thing missing was the gallery watching them at the finishing hole!

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  • 04 of 07

    Indoor Golf Leagues and Memberships

    Indoor Golf Lesson
    ••• Golf lesson with a CrossWoods pro. © 2009 Judy Hedding

    Note: CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center closed in April 2012. If you are interested in a climate controlled golf experience, try Topgolf Riverwalk in Scottsdale. You don't even need your own clubs!

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    People might arrange a tee time or walk in to practice on the simulated driving range or play a round of simulated golf, but there are other ways in which people enjoy CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center.

    Memberships

    Weekday and weekend memberships are offered. Membership is unlimited play and practice, based on availability. Members get a priority when booking tee times.

    Leagues

    Check the CrossWoods schedule for league play, skins games and other indoor golf events.

    Special Private Events

    Tournament packages including shotgun starts, putting contests, closest to the pin, long drive, and other golf experiences make a unique outing for your company or group.

    Lessons

    Yes, there are pros on staff at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center to help you improve your game and analyze the information that...MORE the system provides about your play. Rates for lessons with a pro are comparable to those rates that you'd find at Valley golf courses. Clinics for men, women, and youth are offered from time to time.

    While you are at CrossWoods, you can take a break at the snack bar for sandwiches, burgers, pizza, soft drinks, beer and wine. Your beer stays colder longer at CrossWoods than it would outside on a regulation course, and those pesky birds won't steal your chips when you aren't looking. Of course, you won't see many rabbits or coyotes when you are playing indoor golf. Too bad.

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  • 05 of 07

    Can Kids Play at CrossWoods?

    Kids Can Play Indoor Golf
    ••• Riley checks the data on his drive during practice. © 2009 Judy Hedding

    Note: CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center closed in April 2012. If you are interested in a climate controlled golf experience, try Topgolf Riverwalk in Scottsdale. You don't even need your own clubs, and it is great for families.

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    CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center is even better than a real golf course for kids. First of all, you don't have to be concerned with holding up other groups or the other couple that you are playing with if you want your son or daughter to be able to get the feel of swinging those clubs. Here you can help them learn golf etiquette and the rules of the game. As a matter of fact, this is a great alternative to bowling or an amusement park for a childrens party, and the older kids can have a great time, too.

    Check for weekly specials, like Kids Play Free with a paying adult. In the summer CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center offers a camp for junior golfers.

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  • 06 of 07

    Ten Things To Know About Indoor Golf at CrossWoods

    Fairway Bunker Indoor Golf
    ••• A tough fairway bunker shot coming up. © 2009 Judy Hedding

    Note: CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center closed in April 2012. If you are interested in a climate controlled golf experience, try Topgolf Riverwalk in Scottsdale. You don't even need your own clubs!

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    Here are some tips that I learned from my visit to CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center.
    1. Unlike most real golf courses, there is no strict dress code here. You can wear jeans and a tee shirt if you'd like. Golf shoes aren't necessary, but you can wear them if you want to.
    2. You can bring your own clubs or rent theirs. There is no restriction on sharing clubs here.
    3. No Arizona golf courses are available to play at the CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center.
    4. Tee time reservations are recommended, especially for peak times (afternoons, evenings and weekends). Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance.
    5. You can print the results of your round from the CrossWoods system at no additional charge.
    6. Driving range rates are based on either 30 minutes or an hour. There is a time limit on play,...MORE depending on how many people are playing a round.
    7. Reservations are not accepted for practice/driving range.
    8. Unlike public golf courses, you won't be paired with strangers at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center. If you aren't a great golfer yet, there's no need to be embarrassed.
    9. Scores for rounds played at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center may NOT be posted to your USGA handicap. If you have a golf membership at Crosswoods, however, you can track all your vital golf statistics on their system.
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  • 07 of 07

    Location, Hours, Prices

    The Snack Bar at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center
    ••• The Snack Bar at CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center. © 2009 Judy Hedding

    Note: CrossWoods Indoor Golf Center closed in April 2012. If you are interested in a climate controlled golf experience, try Topgolf Riverwalk in Scottsdale. You don't even need your own clubs!

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    CrossWoods Indoor Golf has two locations:

    In Gilbert:
    Address: 5222 E Baseline Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234
    Phone: 480-654-4653

    In Chandler:
    Address: 6170 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226
    Phone: 480-961-4653

    Rates (2009)
    Practice Rates (Driving Range only): $12 per half hour; $20 per hour.
    Golf Rates for 18 Holes: $25 per person during peak times, less during non-peak hours. Warm-Up before a round: $5 to $20, depending on how long your group wants to spend warming up.

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.