Some people are made to play 18 holes of golf, others are destined to drink cold beer. Both types residing near downtown Fort Worth will be able to get their fix when a new Topgolf opens there next summer.
[UPDATE May 19 at 2 p.m.: Topgolf has pushed back the scheduled open date of this facility to first quarter of 2017, reports the Star-Telegram.]
Topgolf, a driving range and entertainment complex, recently announced it pulled the trigger on a long-rumored expansion to the city with plans for a 65,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Highway 121 and Interstate-35, west of the Trinity River. This will be Topgolf's fourth location in North Texas behind Allen, The Colony and Dallas, where the company is based. (Yes, it's now Topgolf; they have rebranded from TopGolf.)
"Fort Worth is a perfect complement to our other D-FW locations as it will allow us to attract fans from the west side of the metroplex," Zach Shor, vice president of real estate, said in a statement. "This location will offer great visibility from two major highways, proximity to the downtown area and beautiful views of the city."
Topgolf is a driving range where you don't have to be a pro to play. The venue offers a variety of games, such as target shooting, and tracks each player's balls using microchip technology.
The location in Fort Worth will be three stories with 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can fit up to six people, according to the release. Plans also include a restaurant, multiple bars, and a lounge with pool tables, shuffle board and Xbox Kinect. This location will not have putt putt or batting cages. Shor estimates 450,000 will tee off here in the first year.
Topgolf has 22 locations nationwide, and the handful in D-FW are known for their fun events. Check out some of the pictures below: