The state of Wyoming lies in the central western side of the U.S., fully surrounded by the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Historically, it was a land occupied by native Indians, and was a scene of great battles, a fact that gave it the nickname of “The Cowboy State”. However, it is more known as “The Equality State”, due to its historical role as a pioneer of women’s rights.
But apart from its rich history, Wyoming is also a land of varied topography, enjoying the presence of some plain lands, known as the Great Plains; combined with the Rocky Mountains.
But what about golf? Well, while Wyoming is not best known for the practice of it, there are some fantastic golf courses spread through the state, such as the Tom Fazio’s ‘Shooting Star’, the Rees Jones’s ‘3 Creek Ranch’ or the Tom Weiskopf’s ‘Snake River’, all of them with stunning vistas of the mountains and valleys.
However, the varied topography of Wyoming also makes the weather quite unpredictable. What about those golfers who want to hit some balls when it is raining or snowing? Well, there is a solution for that, and it is called indoor golf. Virtual simulators, covered driving ranges or miniature golfing are available in some cities for the relief of the most impatient golf lovers.
In the case of the Equality State, this type of golf is still in its first phases. However, we have found three main facilities, two of them located in the city of Casper, and the other one in the capital, Cheyenne.
Let’s take a look at them!
Virtual Indoor Golf Facilities in Wyoming
Located in the second most populated city of Wyoming, Casper, lies the SandTrap Indoor Golf Center, a cozy space with six aboutGolf simulators, each of them offering up to 34 different golf courses to choose from, including some of the most famous ones in the world: Myrtle Beach, Bay Harbor or TPC Sawgrass are only some of them.
Other services include organized leagues and ‘weekend scrambles’ for the most competitive ones, lockers, club gripping and memberships. They also have the ‘Ladies Day’ on Tuesdays, with a 10% discount!
As for the rates for the simulators, the SandTrap rewards the early birds, as they charge $25 per hour between 8 and 10 a.m. For the rest of the day, the regular price is $35 per hour.
Address: 523 S. Center Casper WY 82601
Contact: (307) 333-1464
Also in the city of Casper, we can find another indoor golf facility, called the Durbin Street Golf. This 6000 square feet store was founded by Mike Besner in the year 2001 and it is still one of the obligatory stops for any avid golfer in the state of Wyoming.
In this huge complex, apart from a fully stocked golf shop, we can also find a virtual simulator that anybody can try, also counting with the possibility of taking lessons by the owner of the store, Mike Belser.
Address: 327 N Durbin St, Casper, WY 82601
Contact: (307) 265-4677
This time we move to the capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne, to find the one and only private simulator of the whole city, The Players Lounge.
Perfect for meetings and social gatherings, this cozy space counts with a beautiful simulator surrounded by some sofas, chairs, tables, a TV and a coffee machine. An outdoor patio and private locker rooms complete the setting.
As for the rates here, there are two options: being member or non-member. If you pay the membership, which costs $275 per month, you will have access to 5 hours of use of the whole facility, after which each extra hour will cost $55. On the other hand, if you don’t pay the membership, you can rent the simulator for $80 per one hour and 20 minutes.
Address: 902 West 22nd Street, Suite B Cheyenne, WY 82001
Contact: (307) 996 - 7041
As we have just seen, Wyoming doesn’t count with lots of places to enjoy indoor golf. One of the main reasons for this is probably the fact that the ‘Equality State’ is the one least populated state in the U.S, and the demand for this type of facilities is therefore much lower than in other parts of the States.
However, the quality of the three main facilities we just listed is exquisite and will satisfy the most exigent golfers. For the moment, we will have to be content with the few indoor golf complexes we have here!