The objective of a golf driving range is to provide the opportunity for golf practice and teaching. There are many different designs both of the range buildings and the outfield.
Rebounding balls, incorrect driving bay design and inadequate fencing are the main reasons for the large number of accidents on ranges although trip hazards, multi storey bays and trespass are also contributors .
Some Clubs, with little spare land, have sought to provide practice facilities by installing Practice Nets. A few such nets have been the scene of bad accidents, often involving placment of mats or the failure to protect supporting framework. Clubs have relied upon manufacturers to advise them on safety only to find themselves being sued.
The Driving Range Guide deals with all aspects of driving ranges including safe design and operation.