PHOENIX – Dec. 11, 2014 – Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International, Inc. will open its second Phoenix-area location in Gilbert on Friday, following this evening’s private VIP grand opening party. The new 65,000-square-foot facility is the company’s 14th location worldwide.
The VIP grand opening party will feature music and entertainment, prize giveaways, complimentary food, drinks and, of course, Topgolf® play. Special appearances will be made by Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markeiff Morris, while noted local entertainer DJ ToksiK will be leading a dance party on Topgolf Gilbert’s rooftop terrace. Topgolf partner Uber is offering partygoers 30 percent discounts on rides to and from the party.
Topgolf is a one-of-a-kind golf entertainment experience with seven competitive games and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players’ shots. Constructed by ARCO/Murray, the three-level Topgolf Gilbert facility includes: 102 climate-controlled hitting bays; a full-service restaurant and three bars; more than 230 high-definition flat-screen TVs; a rooftop terrace with fire pits; and 3,000 square feet of private event space. The Topgolf app, available for free download on iTunes and Google Play, allows users to change the channel on the TV in each hitting bay.
“We can’t wait to open our doors,” said Topgolf Gilbert Director of Operations Justin Norvell. “We’ve had people stopping by constantly over the past few weeks, eager to find out when we would be open. The community has really embraced us, and we are so excited to show them what Topgolf is all about. We will be hosting golf tournaments and leagues, activities for kids, themed costume parties, and live music on our rooftop terrace. Even if you don’t play golf, there will be no shortage of things to do here.”
Topgolf Gilbert hired approximately 450 local residents to staff the site. Company officials estimate that this location will serve 450,000 visitors in its first year of operation, with a 10-year economic output exceeding $264 million.
Topgolf is the emerging global leader in golf entertainment, with 14 locations serving more than 4 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale, laid-back experience that features climate-controlled hitting bays and an impressive food and beverage menu crafted by an executive chef. Mix in dynamic event spaces for groups of all sizes, and Topgolf stands as the premier entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets the neighborhood’s favorite hangout. To learn more about Topgolf, visit www.topgolf.com.
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