“We see a saturation of golf courses these days in our community and across the country,” Duffey said. “We needed to think of a way to set Windy Knoll Golf Club apart.”
The Golf Channel was reporting live from the course and Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez was on hand to help the hype. “Everybody wants to go and do something different,” Lopez said. “You come here, you get to ride in it and play golf. It’s an experience you’ll talk about for a long time.”
The experience doesn’t come cheap. A round of golf with the hovercart will cost $175 per person when they get them up and running next month. That cost includes a trained “pilot” at the controls for a ride that will be much more than just up the fairway to the next shot.
I’ll admit that golf with a hovercraft isn’t the practical way to play the game, and it might tend to slow things down a bit, too. As we were cruising over the lake doing donuts yesterday, I forgot I was on a golf course. And if you play the game, you’ll agree — sometimes that can be a good thing.