Outdoor Golf Driving Ranges in the GTA
Thanks to rising real estate prices, finding an outdoor golf driving range is getting more difficult every year. If you live within Toronto you will have to drive quite a bit or try one of the great indoor golf facilities in the GTA.
The quality of outdoor golf driving ranges will vary with some providing great grass teeing areas, well maintained short game areas and nice putting greens. Some also provide heat lamps so you can practice all winter long.
Find an outdoor golf driving range in Southern Ontario right here. If you are a complete beginner, be sure to read The Ultimate Quick Guide to Beginner Golf in the Greater Toronto Area.
Outdoor Golf Driving Range Toronto
Toronto used to have a few more driving ranges. There was one at Dixie & Dundas, the PGA Golf Range on Keele just south of Lawrence, the Scarborough Family Golf Centre and the Beaches driving range on the east side. Unfortunately they are all gone. If you have a membership at one of the private courses in Toronto you will be fine, but otherwise the Docks is the only outdoor driving range left in Toronto.
Although it has no grass tees, there are 75 hitting stations and is open all year long. Balls are now supplied by time on an unlimited basis. You have to hit balls into a parking lot, but at least you get to swing a club.
Outdoor Golf Driving Range Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham
In addition to the 18 hole golf course, there is a driving range with over 20 tees on an artificial tee line. Some tees have a covered canopy. The range operates sun up to sun down and includes a putting and chipping area.
Convenient location as it is located right at the intersection of 404 and 407. Even with 145 hitting stations, grass and mats, it can get busy. There are electric towers in the sightlines, but they don’t interfere with your shots. Bunkers, chipping and putting is available.
Located at the north end of Vaughan and close to Hwy 400, this facility has a par 3 course and driving range. 44 grass tees with 340 yards of length and 6 target greens. Advanced golfers will appreciate the 30 yard goal posts about 290 yards out. Simulate hitting a tour fairway.
This driving range is right across the street from Angus Glen. There are about 30 mats and 20 grass tees. Also at the facility is a small short game area with putting green and a sandtrap.
There’s a short driving range that is part of the facility. You won’t be able to take out the driver and it’s primarily for warming up before a round, but there is also a bunker to try some fairway bunker shots. Standard putting green that you would find at most public courses.
Located in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park, it has 50 to 60 grass tee stations, putting and chipping. It’s a basic driving range that is close for those in Stouffville and Gormley.
This is at the north end of Richmond Hill, operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. The 18 hole executive course and a driving range make this a great option to work on your short game.
Outdoor Golf Driving Range Scarborough, Pickering, Oshawa
A multi-purpose facility that includes a driving range with 17 artificial mats. There’s no short game area but it is over 300 yards so you can practice your full swings.
Part of Deer Creek Golf Clubs, Salem Ridge has a 9 hole executive course, full service performance academy, driving range and short game area. It also has specifically made mounds for unlevel pitching and chipping practice.
On the east end of Oshawa, this facility has an 18 hole executive course and a 250 yard driving range with grass and artificial tees. It also has a mini putt course and junior camps for the family.
Outdoor Golf Driving Range Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton
This range has 34 stalls and extends over 300 yards. There are no grass tees but this facility also has a 27 hole executive course. You can get in a quick nine at reasonable rates. A great place to work on your short game.
With 200 grass tees and 25 mats, you should be able to find a spot here. There’s also 3 chipping greens and a large putting area. Pay by the bucket.
Each hitting bay is equipped with an auto-tee dispenser so you don’t have to bend down to tee it up. There are 40 hitting bays with Toptracer Range which provides statistics and games to play with your friends. Purchase balls on a reloadable card.
There’s a driving range that is part of the course. Around 20 hitting stations with about 260 yards to hit into. It’s a bit of an uphill climb to get to the range.
Year round facility with 12 heated and enclosed bays. During the summer there are 75 natural grass tee decks. With a bunker and putting area you can practice all facets of your game here.
25 mats and over 200 grass tees. There are 22 covered tee mats so you can continue to practice in bad weather. Short game area and putting round out this facility. Both the driving range and short game area are lit at night so you can extend your practice time.
The practice facility at this golf course has grass tees, and a putting and chipping green with multiple pins and undulating lies. Pay for a bucket and practice until the sun sets.
At the westside of Brampton just off Bovaird Dr. you will find a basic driving range with all that you need. 300 yards should be long enough for most with grass tees, 24 mats, putting green, chipping and bunker green.
Outdoor Golf Driving Range Oakville, Burlington
Oakville based golf range and instructional facility. Grass tees and 40 mats available.
120 grass tees and 50 mat tees provide plenty of choice. Vic Hadfield stresses the short game and there is a sandtrap for greenside shots and fairway bunker shots. Of course they have a chipping area and putting greens.
Large double-ended driving range with grass and artificial tees. Driving range and putting green available to the public. For the chipping green and bunker you will need to be a member.
70 grass tees, 35 artificial mats, 50 yard short game area, 100 yard pitching area, bunker and putting green. Pay for a bucket and get everything you need to improve your game.
Driving range available to the public. Pay by the bucket.
A mix of grass and artificial mats totalling 75 hitting stations. Short game area includes putting, chipping and bunkers.
A unique family friendly golf club with a 9 hole par 3 course, driving range and a real grass putting course. The driving range has 30 mats and grass tees and extends about 250 yards.
Right off the 403 between Burlington and Hamilton, you will find a basic driving range with grass tees, mats, chipping and putting.