The State Technical College of Missouri acquired the public facility in 2020 and announced plans for a multi-purpose event and entertainment venue. Now it plans to add, by April 2022, 18 holes of disc golf and the Toptracer technology at the club’s driving range, with 10 heated and covered outdoor bays. “There are only a few college golf courses with this technology [and] we are pleased to join that list,” the school’s President said. “When you combine the technology with the elevated greens and contouring, this is going to be a great driving range.”
The State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, Mo. is partnering with Toptracer to bring its golf ball-tracking technology to the planned driving range at the Osage Country Club, the Jefferson City (Mo.) News Tribune reported.
The school took ownership of Osage CC in 2020 (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/local-college-takes-over-osage-cc/) and has since announced plans to transform the golf course into a multi-purpose event and entertainment venue, the News Tribune reported. Amenities at the proposed 31,000-sq. ft. structure will include a 50-seat theater, golf simulators, a sports bar, pro shop, outdoor gaming area, e-sports gaming zone, duckpin bowling and a 250-person event center.
The Toptracer technology, which uses high-speed cameras to provide instantaneous ball tracking information to guests using the driving range. will be available at the Osage CC driving range with 10 heated and covered outdoor bays, the News Tribune reported.
“There are only a few college golf courses with this technology. We are pleased to join that list,” State Tech President Shawn Strong said in a news release. “When you combine the technology with the elevated greens and contouring, this is going to be a great driving range.”
The plan is to allow range customers complete access to the Toptracer system using a Range Servant automatic ball management system, the News Tribune reported. In addition, events and leagues will be formed where groups of golfers can gather and play games, rounds of simulated golf, and enjoy food and beverages at the range.
The club has also hired Disc Golf Monkey of Springfield, Mo., to design a disc golf course, the News Tribune reported.
“Once the course is finished, it will be one of the premier courses in the state and country,” Russ Burns and Rod Borman, co-owners of Disc Golf Monkey, said in State Tech’s news release. “The course showcases a beautiful small lake that is utilized by many of the holes.
“Big elevation changes will challenge a player’s ability to throw both up and down hills,” the co-owners added. “This course will have added amenities like bridges, baskets into rocks, and elevated holes, making it unique and a must-play.
“The course will have 10 wooded holes and eight more holes with beautiful manicured fairways,” the co-owners said. “The plan is to have the wooded fairways be wide enough to plant grass, giving it even more beauty.”
The plan is to have both the Toptracer Range and Disc Golf up and running by the beginning of April 2022, the News Tribune reported.