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Georgia Southern University's RAC serves Statesboro community


January 03, 2018

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One of the finest attributes of Georgia Southern University is the Recreation Activity Center (RAC).  The 215,000 square foot facility opens its doors to more than 5,500 people each day.  The center extends its services to the community by offering a variety of challenge courses that build leadership skills.  This is done by implementing core values such as empathy and trust.  The Southern Adventures Challenge Course program gives individuals the unique opportunity to design a custom course that corresponds with the needs of the group.  To learn more, call (912) 478-7227 or visit the Southern Adventures Center during normal hours of operation.

The RAC also allows public access to their 18-hole championship golf course. It encompasses 167 acres of land, and the course is 6,900 yards of lush, TifEagle Bermudagrass.  On site is a 30-station practice range, complete with 10,000 square foot putting green, a chipping green\greenside bunker, and a fairway bunker.  A golf skills camp is offered at the course to adults and youth.  Students get hands on training with PGA professionals through different activities that lead to success on the course, and in everyday life.  Complementary to the available programs are the different tournaments and leagues that compete here.   Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., from March 12 through September 26, the facility will give competitors the opportunity to win prizes in a 9-hole scramble.  Groups that are interested in programs and hosting their tournament at the Georgia Southern Golf Course can call Marten Olsson, director of golf, at (912) GSU-GOLF for fees, availability and scheduling.

In addition to the courses offered by the RAC, the public is also encouraged to visit the Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center. The facility provides a structured environment for the shooting sports in our region.  The range serves a diverse group of people by giving instructional programs, training classes, recreation, competition and other special events. Included in the facility is an archery center, which is accommodating to students of all skill levels. In affiliation with the GSU Sports Center is the GATA Archery League.  They welcome the public to challenge themselves to a different target each month.  Approved users have a chance to win pro shop credit. 

With classes and programs available for all ages, the facility is an outlet for participants to practice using their firearms in a responsible way.  For inquiries, call the GSU Shooting Sports Education Center at (912) 478-7732, or visit their website at recreation.georgiasouthern.edu. 


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