Welcome To The Newly Remodeled Airport Golf Center!!
By far the best golf range in the area,” “the pro shop has a great selection of golf gear, and the prices are on par with major chain stores,” “great place to prefect my swing, especially my short game and putting, “they did a great job on my wife’s grips…she loves them,” “this place has everything,” “the greens are looking great,” “the staff is so friendly.” These are just a few things people are saying about the Airport Golf & Batting Center. It just keeps getting better.
When Jeff Olive purchased the Golf Center in 2011, he looked at the empty, dark pro-shop, worn mats, ripped netting, rusty barrels, and blown out balls; instead of seeing a lost cause, he saw potential. Many people had their doubts that the Golf Center could recover from its run down state. Jeff’s vision, hard work, and staff proved that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Today, it’s the new hot spot for old and new golfers alike.
Many of us have heard of, or enjoyed first-hand, the immediate improvements that were made after Jeff bought the Golf Center. He provided new netting, new mats, new balls, a clean and manicured entrance, a pro-shop loaded with the most up-to-date and quality gear. Some might believe that this was enough but for Jeff it was just the beginning.
The parking lot was repaved and the building was completely renovated the summer of 2015. Jeff took that opportunity to make the Golf Center even better. Customers enjoy walking into a newly organized pro-shop that meets all their golfing needs and more. Although the décor and memorabilia alone keeps customers intrigued and satisfied, they can also watch live sporting events streaming on the three big screen televisions strategically placed throughout the Golf Center. Top of line equipment is used in the club repair room where Jeff provides exceptional craftsmanship on club repairs, club fitting, re-gripping services. A comfortable snack area is provided to customers who need a respite from all the fun. A professional greens keeper was hired over a year ago to improve the quality of the greens on the 9-hole Executive Golf Course. The range balls and mats are continuously replaced to provide optimum practice equipment.
Jeff believes it’s the little things that makes the Golf Center a comfortable and enjoyable place for people to visit. The instant a customer walks in, they know that they are valued by the way they are treated and the ongoing improvements that are made to make their experience unique and satisfying, right down to the fun bathrooms that impart love and support to our beloved Seahawks.
The mission of the Golf Center has always been to provide a place that will foster healthy relationships and improve self-esteem through programs that encourage families to spend quality time together, invest in the youth of this community, acknowledge our youth and their school achievements and successes, veterans programs, senior programs, training programs, and an opportunity to grow as individuals.
Jeff declares that “the Golf Center has not built itself nor has he done it alone. It is through the support of other local businesses, the Port of Olympia, Tumwater Chamber, the community, staff, and all the customers who have made it what it is today.”
If you haven’t visited this new hot spot, it’s a “must add” to your bucket list.
Visit them at www.airportgolfcenter.com.
They are located in Tumwater.