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About Joe Giles Indoor Golf

Created for golf enthusiasts in Granville, Newark, and the Licking County area, Joe Giles Indoor Golf provides 24×7 year-round access to an indoor facility where you can work on improving all aspects of your game.  Featuring mats and nets for both long and short clubs, a putting green, and an area to work on your short game, you can stop by at any time that fits your schedule, day or night!  We have secure access with video surveillance, enabling our unique and flexible approach. See our Map & Directions page.


Our advanced technology means a more enjoyable and productive practice for you!  We have a Swing Caddie SC200 for each of our full-swing practice areas.  Improve your swing and consistency by monitoring factors such as your shot’s total carry, your swing speed, the ball speed, your ‘smash factor’, and more.  


Need a little help with your technique? Improve your game by scheduling lessons with Joe Giles, our award-winning PGA Instructor. Perfect your swing and up your game by taking lessons throughout the Winter. When you hit the links in the Spring, your friends will be amazed at how much better you’ve become!


Joe Giles Indoor Golf…  where the weather is always perfect for golf!


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About Joe

Golf Professional

Joe Giles began his golf career at the young age of 13 in 1969 at the Granville Golf Course. In 1977, he became Assistant Professional. In 1985, he became a member of the PGA (Professional Golfers Association). Joe took on the duties of Greens Superintendent in 1988 and was awarded the title of Head Professional in 1990.


Giles left Granville Golf Course in 1992 to become the Head Professional and General Manager at Raccoon International Golf Club, also in Granville. While at Raccoon, he developed an award winning teaching institute called Raccoon University.  In 1996, he left Raccoon to assume the duties of Head Professional at Chapel Hill Golf Course in Mt. Vernon. In the Fall of 2005, Joe left Chapel Hill to become part owner of Granville Golfland.


In 2018, Joe left Granville Golfland to open Joe Giles Indoor Golf and to become a PGA Teaching Professional at Denison Golf Club at Granville.


Giles coached the Newark Catholic Golf Team for 30 years, from 1982 through 2011. He has won several “Coach of the Year” honors, and his teams have won two league championships. They competed in three state finals, finishing 3rd in 1998, 4th in 2001, and 5th in 2011.
Awards and Publications
  • Authored numerous golf articles and has been published by PGA Magazine.
  • Named a Top 10 PGA Teacher in Ohio by Golf Digest in 2010 & 2011
  • Named one the top 400 teachers in America by Golf Magazine in 2003 & 2004
  • Voted as one of “America’s Top Teachers”, by the Consumer Report Institute in 2003
  • Named the 1993 Southern Ohio PGA “Teacher Of The Year”
  • 2017 Newark Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Appeared in the Newark Advocate and the Mt. Vernon News with a weekly golf column

Joe is a lifelong resident of Licking County and a 1974 Newark Catholic graduate.


Joe Giles Indoor Golf

102 Decrow Avenue

Newark, OH  43055



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