Indoor golf facility uses technology to help golfers improve their game


A new indoor golf facility has opened in Jacksonville Beach featuring simulation technology that provides golfers with highly sophisticated data analysis of their swing.

Located at 1380 Beach Blvd., Coastal Indoor Golf opened in late May, providing golfers of varying skill levels the opportunity to improve their game in a comfortable and fun setting.

The 3,000-square-foot facility features two TrackMan 4 simulators, which allow golfers to instantly analyze various pieces of data regarding each of their shots, including their club speed, club face and path relationship, ball flight and more. The simulators, which are surrounded by leather couches and TVs displaying the latest action in sports, also provide golfers with a video replay of their shots that enables them to see exactly what they may be doing incorrectly.

“You learn so much faster with TrackMan because you’re able to gather data on each shot,” said Coastal Indoor Golf Owner Brian Sherrill, a North Carolina native who previously worked at Rock Barn Country Club & Spa as an assistant professional. “You’re able to look at your swing on every shot and understand why the ball curved that way or went the direction it did.”

The TrackMan technology, which is used by PGA pros and coaches around the world, is paired with E6 simulation software that allows participants to virtually play at 84 world-famous golf courses, such as Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines. A PGA professional is also on site at the facility for club fitting and instruction.

In addition, Coastal Indoor Golf boasts a putting green, arcade games and a shuffleboard table. Participants at the facility can also enjoy snacks and drinks, including beer and wine.

Sherrill, a graduate of Campbell University’s PGA Golf Management program, noted that his facility mitigates a common headache for golfers: time. Whereas outdoor courses typically require several hours of play in sometimes uncomfortable conditions, he said, Coastal Indoor Golf provides participants with the ability to spend their time wisely, in a cool, laid-back environment. The general time allotted for play is approximately one hour per golfer for 18 holes and 30 minutes for nine holes. Because the technology provides instantaneous information and results, Sherrill said practice sessions also take less time.

Coastal Indoor Golf charges participants based on how much time they use the simulator. The rates are $40 per hour before 4 p.m. and $50 per hour after 4 p.m. The facility also offers 30 minute rates of $25 before 4 p.m. and $30 after 4 p.m. The maximum number of players allowed per simulator is four.

Sherrill added that the facility offers $75 memberships that include various discounts at the facility. The business is also planning to start competitive leagues.

Coastal Indoor Golf provides rental sets of clubs and golf balls, but participants can bring their own if they prefer. Golfers interested in playing at the facility should make a reservation online at or call directly at (904) 372-4518.

“What makes Coastal Indoor Golf unique is the technology we offer,” said Sherrill, who added the facility is also available for private lessons, training events and corporate events. “We are the only facility in the area offering TrackMan 4 radar technology, paired with E6 simulation software. These tools provide highly sophisticated data analysis of your swing and can help you drastically improve your game.”