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Queenstown’s Indoor Golf Simulator

Indoor golf has arrived in Queenstown with the opening of Golf Federation in the centre of the resort.

The indoor golf simulator in Athol Street is the brainchild of PGA golf professional Ben Guilford who saw an opportunity for a facility where people can practice and play golf in all weathers while taking advantage of the latest in golf technology.

“The power of data-led insights is incredible for improving a golfer’s game, not to mention what virtual reality can do for bringing the game indoors.”

 Golf Federation has four golf simulator bays equipped with the ball tracking technology TrackMan and also provides a club fitting service, professional coaching and a retail store featuring golfing apparel from leading brands.

“Golf enthusiasts love the real time feedback and insights into their swing and performance with more than 250 virtual golf courses available and a range of games to suit both beginners and experienced players. It is designed as a family friendly facility for people to get involved in golf and people love to play holes at prominent world-class courses such as St Andrews and Pebble Beach.”

“We are keen to attract locals as well as visitors to the facility,” says Ben, “and we offer a discounted simulator hire rate for people with local golf club memberships. We also run a weekly indoor golf league and simulator bays can be hired for small and larger events.”

Ben played golf professionally, including on the Australian circuit, before training as a coach.

“I’ve always had an interest in golf technology and have been an early adopter of tech for coaching which has seen a lot of advances in recent years. I see Golf Federation as adding another string to the bow of Queenstown which is recognised as New Zealand’s golf mecca.”