TopGolf – Look it up! This is a new entry into the golf world which started in the UK. It is a cross between a driving range and a sports bar – world class and very inviting! I was fortunate to be in Austin TX and was delighted to tour this facility. The motto seemed to be – No skill needed, just have FUN!
An impressive entrance and reception area (manned by a greeter!) leads you to an expansive multi-storied area of hitting bays – around 100 bays on 3 floors. The computers at each bay are state of the art – and tell you how far the ball has gone etc…..however, TopGolf encourages groups to use the facility and each bay has comfortable living-room seating with coffee tables just behind each bay. Snacks or drinks anyone?
Did I mention the many huge TV screens? the music? the bars? the food (delicious!)? the pool tables? and the meeting rooms? and that you are surrounded by first class furnishings at every turn? The day I visited TopGolf nine organizations had booked parts of the facility for an event.
Lessons are available for all groups and for all ages…If you are in Austin, look up Tina Bradley Mayers who is a PGA Teaching Pro and the Director of Instruction at that location.
There are presently 5 TopGolf franchises in the US with 10 more to open soon!
Distinctively Different? Hurrah!