Stadium Golf Center: A new date night


The spacious Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages on Murphy Canyon Road in San Diego is ready to serve everyone, from the golf aficionado to the more casual sports dabbler.

Barry Mahlberg, center owner and director of golf, notes customers don’t have to be proficient at either golf or baseball to enjoy the recreation his center offers.

“We touch all the bases - from those serious about their game to those just looking for a little fun,” said Mahlberg. “We are also really family-oriented.”

Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages features 72 lighted natural grass and artificial turf hitting stations as well as a two-tiered driving range with sheltered practice area, putting greens, chipping greens and more. There is a pro shop; lessons are available; and the center offers a program for kids.

Ten baseball and four softball batting cages provide additional fun. Rentals of clubs and batting helmets plus offerings in the pro shop make Stadium Golf Center a one-stop-shop for entertainment.

With its central location and myriad recreation options, Stadium Golf Center provides a uniquely fun alternative to the usual dinner-and-a-movie option on date night. For individuals embarking on a new dating relationship, Mahlberg said splitting a bucket of balls creates plenty of opportunity for conversation. He also said that spending time hitting golf balls or taking some swings in the batting cages can provide a refreshing change of pace for longer-term couples looking to spice up their relationships.

Today, time is at a premium more than ever before, and Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages recognizes that.

“We offer a quality experience at a reasonable price in a time frame that works,” said Mahlberg. “Plus, we provide a great chance to get outside, step away from the today’s digital world and enjoy the beautiful San Diego area and weather.”

Both attention to detail and outstanding customer service are features that Mahlberg believes set Stadium Golf Center apart. The center replaces its golf balls - all 55,000 of them - with new balls every 90 days. Mahlberg likens the golf balls at a driving range or golf center to the food at a restaurant. Their quality is essential to contributing to an overall positive experience.

“It’s a high priority for us to offer a new bucket of brand new balls as a way to elevate the experience at Stadium Golf Center,” he said, adding that the center resells its used balls regularly to other facilities.

Golf Digest magazine previously ranked Stadium Golf Center as one of the top ranges in the country, citing how professionally it was run and noting that the center features excellent teaching and operations staffs.

“Stadium Golf Center is a very comfortable facility. We take care of our customers and provide a good experience,” said Mahlberg.

The center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. To check out the many recreation options and programs of Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages, visit the center online at

Source: DiscoverSD