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Topgolf tees off on a Las Vegas golfing mecca at the MGM Grand

Golfers can tee off at 102 private bays on the four levels of Topgolf when it opens in spring 2016

Golf is about to come to the Strip in a big way. This week Topgolf broke ground on a four-level, 105,000-square-foot facility opening at the MGM Grand in spring 2016. 

This golfing paradise, which will be the company's largest location, will feature 102 hitting bays on the first three levels. Balls will be embedded with tracking devices that reveal the distance and accuracy of shots. Golfers can compete for prizes while trying to hit targets set up on the 215-yard range, or take lessons and participate in leagues and tournaments.

The top floor features a VIP lounge with water features, a first for Topgolf. A stage for live musical performances and 3,000 square feet of private meeting space will help the facility cater to events for 10 to 2,000 people.

Topgolf, which mainly has facilities in Texas, has 16 locations worldwide. It currently serves more than four million people yearly; the Las Vegas location should accommodate up to one million golfers and non-golfers alike duirng the first year, according to Topgolf executives. The company estimates that nearly half of its guests don’t play golf, instead partaking in the restaurants, bars, kid areas and other activities  found at the facilities.

Topgolf anticipates an economic output of more than $700 million over a 10-year period in Las Vegas.

Info: Topgolf

 

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