OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The driving range just got a whole lot more fun with the addition of the new Flight Deck lounge at Arrowood Golf Course in northeast Oceanside.

The patch hit the green with Christen Kemp, Director of Events at Arrowood to check out the new addition.

“It’s our new cockpit. It’s powered by Toptracer Range which is a simulated golf system where you can play almost any golf course in the United States. You actually hit the ball on the driving range, then you can watch the distance of your ball and see where it lands on the screen and get detailed details of your shot.

You can also play many other games. There is a Go Fish game that is almost as popular with adults as it is with children. We have target games and just a variety of different activities.

People who have never played golf can go out and have fun on this driving range system.

You start by choosing from all these different games you can play like Virtual Golf, Driving Challenge, Closest to Pin and of course, Go Fish. Virtual golf is where you choose the different golf courses. The points game is one of my favourites.”

“It’s a fun little competition that you can do with your friends. You can have food service, bottle service, and come hang out. There’s four people per bay. You can also watch any sports program on a big screen TV and then another TV actually mimics the game of golf so you can sit back and watch your friends play ball.”

Do people have to make reservations in advance or be a member or something like that?

“Anyone can book a flight deck. There is an hourly rate depending on the time of day or week. People can make reservations online at Arrowood Flight Deck and there is a schedule to see what times are available to book in. People can book up to 14 days in advance.

You can also rent multiple bays for large parties. We have a total of 10 bays. We organize many events, including team building, birthdays, celebrations or other. So it’s more than just a place to hit golf balls. It’s for everyone.”

Speaking of celebrations, I heard you’re having a celebration next month?

“Yes, we will be having a celebration on March 10 for our official flight deck dedication ceremony with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. The mayor and other city officials will be there and we will be celebrating the opening and show everyone what it’s about.”

The Flight Deck Lounge at Arrowood Golf Course is located at 5201 Village Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057

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