Topgolf has arrived in Las Vegas — and in a big way. This unique take on a classic sport, which already serves 8 million guests
annually at more than two dozen locations, just opened its new flagship venue in Las Vegas.
Topgolf players hit golf balls containing microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance, awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Yet while its climate-controlled hitting bays are at the heart of the Topgolf experience, there’s so much more, including impressive food and beverage menus, music, games and hundreds of HDTVs.
Founded in 2000, Topgolf’s phenomenal growth continues to gather momentum, with the planned opening of seven to 10 locations annually for the next three years. In 2015 alone, nine new Topgolfs debuted.
In keeping with the city’s over-the-top style, Topgolf Las Vegas is the largest yet. Though most Topgolf venues are 65,000 square feet, the Las Vegas location is 105,000 square feet and can welcome up to 3,000 guests. Located on eight acres of land just behind the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Topgolf Las Vegas is a four-level fun-derland that appeals to golfers and non-golfers alike.
As well as interactive golf games, Topgolf Las Vegas features an intimate concert venue, five bars, two pools, multiple cabanas, two luxury suites, event spaces, a Callaway golf club fitting center, a retail shop and more. Its 108 hitting bays can each host up to six players, with comfortable seating and a customer-controlled HDTV. Guests can enjoy fresh twists on familiar favorites from the chef-driven Topgolf kitchen and bar, plus local specialties and brews.
Topgolf also brings fun, interactive experiences to the community through its Topgolf U lessons, tournaments, leagues, KidZone parties and social and corporate events.
Topgolf has brought more than 850 full- and part-time jobs to Las Vegas and in its first year of operation is expected to serve upward of 1 million visitors.
— By Paul Rogers, LA Times Content Solutions