golf course driving range

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by luke1, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. luke1

    luke1 LawnSite Member
    from al
    Messages: 25

    I need help,, I am looking at placing a bid on a golf course driving range. The owner said give him a reasonable offer, then it is mine, Now, this will be my first commercial bid, How much should I bid on this,, I would be thankful for any advice..
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    i used to work at a driving range doing the ball shaggin. mowing a range is a huge PITA unless they are closed one day of the week. there is ALWAYS someone out there smacking balls, you have to coordinate mowings with the ball shaggers to get 99% of the balls off the range otherwise you'd better run a grass catcher to catch them balls (which will then be ruined).

    think about the PITA factor unless the guy is willing to close the range for an hour or two while you mow after he has shagged everything.
  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    My idea would to be coordinate with the owner/manager. Lets say the range hours are 8-6 every day. Have the manager have his workers start picking balls up at 5:30 or so then you can cut the next morning at like 7.


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