As an indoor golf facility, we want to offer golfers of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to play golf indoors, and have as much fun with their golfing partners as they do when playing outdoors.
We want to make the experience realistic and challenging, and have invested in the best simulator technology on the market developed by Full Swing Golf in California. We strive to maintain our simulators in perfect working order at all times.
Hopefully you will enjoy the results of hitting some great shots. And just like outdoors, you may get frustrated if you hit a poor one. That’s the love-hate relationship most of us have with this great game of golf.
We want our service to be the best. The majority of our staff have substantial experience in the golf industry.
Their mandate is to make sure you have a full understanding of how to play on the golf simulators. They must also ensure that you enjoy the atmosphere of our clubhouse, and our food & beverage services.
In addition to the above, we want to provide an excellent facility to practice your game. We also offer PGA lessons through the King Golf Academy operated by our head pro John Watson.
As owner of this business, I have put my heart and soul into trying to make your experience the best possible at all levels. If you have had fun and enjoyed the comradery of your playing partners, I would say we have succeeded. I would like to guarantee good scores, but I have to leave that in your hands.
Industry Leading Technology
50+ World Class Courses
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OUR GOLFOMAX 25th ANNIVERSARY TEAM
Our guys (from left to right): Terry Cowan, PGA. Ryan Little, PGA. John (JR) Watson, PGA Head Pro. Dru Lafave, Owner. Jeff Smith, Manager. Gary Graveline, PGA.
Missing from photo: Ryan Condon, PGA. Tim Sewter, PGA.
Our girls (from left to right): Chelsea Watson, Tara Lafave, Joanna Lafave, Julia Watson, and super star granddaughter Gwen Bellan.
Read staff bios below.
GOLFOMAX LOGO. The story behind it.
With the move to Baxter, we decided to change our logo. Here is the story behind it.
My brother Richard Lafave passed away on April 2, 2010 at the age of 54, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Richard was an avid golfer, who had the opportunity over the years to play many of the top 100 courses in the world, including several PGA tour courses, and many that have hosted the Majors. In his last year, he visited Augusta National to see the Masters and got a rare invitation to tour the clubhouse and Butler cabin.
When he learned in early 2009 that his cancer condition was terminal with less than a year to go, he made a Bucket List. In addition to special plans with his wife Jane and three children, Chris, Meg and Michael, he had a wish to go on a final golf trip to play many of the British Open courses.
In August 2009, Richard and I, and two of his friends, journeyed to Scotland and England. I had just torn my rotator cuff six weeks earlier and wasn’t sure if I would be able to play, but I had to go. Richard wasn’t sure he would be able to play much either, with his weakening condition and the side effects of the heavy pain medications he was on. But he was going, no matter what.
Well, incredibly, we played 7 rounds in 7 days.
Prestwick, Turnberry, Carnoustie, St. Andrews Old Course, Royal Troon, Royal Lytham & St Annes, and Royal Liverpool.
While on our journey, we took close to 1,000 pictures. I put together a book of about 75 of my favorites to remember my time with Richard, and gave him a copy for Christmas. One of the pictures is of Richard at Turnberry, where Tom Watson had almost won the Open just a month earlier. It was his 54th birthday that day. It’s a picture of him teeing off on a par 3, with the Island of Ailsa Craig in the background. He had a great swing. This was his favorite in the book.
My daughter Joanna created a new logo design from this picture.
Every day now, I am reminded of Richard, with so many wonderful memories.