It finally happened: Westchester now has more public simulator golf facilities than public daily-fee golf courses. The newest to open is Golfzon Social, which comes to Central Avenue in Scarsdale this spring. Operated by Troon Golf, the facility will have 16 bays using Golfzon’s simulator technology, which produces unmatched realism, detailed swing data, and a social media connection that allows easy competition in a variety of formats on over 100 real-to-life golf courses. The golf experience is extraordinarily complete, with swing plate variable ground settings and multi-surface hitting mats, so you’re making your swings on uneven lies and from (unfortunately realistic) simulated long rough or even sand. The visuals are so spooky-genuine that if your ball clips a tree limb, leaves will fall. Designed (as the name implies) for heavy-duty socialization, Golfzon Social will also offer immersive arcade games as well as a full-service sports bar and grill.
Here are some other places to play in the digital Westchester golf universe:
Game On Golf, White Plains: It’s outdoors, but the heated bays, with TopTracer technology, make year-round play easy and comfortable. Work on your game or play virtual courses right on the range. The facility has a large faculty of PGA teaching professionals for lessons too.
Back Nine Indoor Golf, Cortlandt Manor: 6 simulators, sports bar and grill, live music, video games on the big screens, golf leagues and lessons.
Golf Lounge 18, Westchester Mall: 5 simulator bays, full bar, social lounge, lessons.
Forged Iron Golf, Mount Kisco: 7 bays, beer and wine, golf leagues, lessons, club fitting.
Golf on 6, Mahopac: 6 bays, golf leagues, extensive selection of craft beer, bar food, lessons.
The Cup, Ridge Hill: 4 bays, lessons, full-service bar, grab-and-go food from numerous Ridge Hill restaurants, and interactive games, including dodgeball, hockey, and baseball.
Fenom Fitness, Harrison: golf simulator as well as a full range of real sports and fitness activities for kids and adults.
Related: Head to The Cup for Year-Round Golf in Westchester County