Hacker’s Golf Park


Hacker’s Golf Park
(912) 871-4653

Larry Bryant and Darin Van Tassell envisioned a family oriented recreational facility that would cater to the Statesboro, Bulloch County community. This dream of a first class, safe and affordable recreational site was the auspicious beginning of Hackers Golf Park. Originally opened for business in 1998, Hackers Golf Park consisted of a pro shop and a driving range. Hackers was immediately accepted and applauded by the community and Larry and Darin began to make a reputation for the business. Hackers filled a very obvious void in the marketplace, and has done so very successfully. Since opening in 1998, Hackers has hosted a variety of functions, classes and even tournaments at its state of the art facility.

In late 2000, Larry and Darin decided to take Hackers to the next level — a miniature golf course. The addition of a miniature golf course would further fill a niche in the market as there was no such facility in Statesboro. Once again armed with a dream, Larry and Darin began to work on making it come true. They began working with the Small Business Development Center to prepare a business plan and financial projections for the new miniature golf park. Once that information was completed, Larry and Darin approached the SBAC for help in obtaining an SBA 7(a) loan to finance the project. SBAC was able to help Larry and Darin get a bank commitment and then, an SBA approval.

The Hackers Miniature Golf Course opened in March of 2001 and has been a roaring success. Larry and Darin have enlarged the parking lot, and on weekend nights, it still isn’t big enough to accommodate all their customers.

If you are in Statesboro and have a yearning to “hit a few balls,” stop in at Hackers and see Larry and Darin. They’ll be happy to show off the facility!