At the turn of the 21st Century, with interest in the game of golf at an all-time high (especially in the United States), many developers in the Washington, DC Metro Area tried to cash in by opening a number of driving range complexes. While some have survived, a few fell victim to more profitable development, the economic downturn of the mid-2000s, a lack of consistent clientele or some combination thereof.

One such complex -- the Mid-Atlantic Golf Center in Olney, Maryland -- is now a former shell of itself. The structure, parking and mini-golf course remain, but the guts have long since been removed. Weeds and brush have grown over where target greens once stood; concrete slabs once covered with synthetic hitting mats now sit naked; a pro shop that once flourished with the latest technology is now littered with old displays, trash and broken glass.

All photos taken in December 2011.