FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® today announced plans for its first location in Arkansas. Pending city approvals, the venue would open near Walmart AMP in Rogers.
Through the premium experience of play, food and beverage and music, Topgolf inspires people of all ages and skill levels – even non-golfers – to come together for playful competition. Guests can enjoy point-scoring golf games using microchipped balls that instantly score themselves, showing players the accuracy and distance of their shots on a TV screen in their hitting bay. Topgolf venues feature a chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs, flexible private event spaces and music in climate-controlled hitting bays for all-seasons comfort. Year-round programming includes events for kids and families, social leagues, groups, golf tournaments and instruction.
"We say that Topgolf is Everyone's Game because it doesn't matter your age or golfing abilities – everyone can have fun at Topgolf," said Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. "We want to provide an additional entertainment destination and gathering place for the community to have a great time."
Topgolf would sit on 11 acres of land adjacent to the Walmart AMP on South JB Hunt Drive, near the Interstate 49 interchange at Pauline Whitaker Parkway. The company plans to lease the land from Hunt Ventures. Topgolf would create 300 full-and-part time jobs at this location. Callaway anticipates this venue would serve approximately 250,000 guests annually. Nearly half of all Topgolf guests describe themselves as "non-golfers."
"Northwest Arkansas has been on our roadmap for a few years. The region is attractive to Topgolf for several reasons, including the strength of the local economy, continued population growth and strong corporate presence," said Callaway. "Together with Hunt Ventures, we are excited and working to finalize our business plans."
"Hunt Ventures is excited about the opportunity to welcome Topgolf to Pinnacle Hills in Rogers," said Tom Allen, executive vice president of Sage Partners representing Hunt Ventures. "Topgolf's presence in Northwest Arkansas will be a great asset to this region not only for our residents, but for our businesses and our visitors. We believe this first-class entertainment venue will complement the Walmart AMP and the other amenities in Pinnacle Hills."
Residents can track Topgolf's progress in Arkansas at facebook.com/topgolf and @Topgolf on Twitter and Instagram.
Topgolf pioneered a technology to make golf more fun and engaging. It has since emerged as a global sports and entertainment community focused on connecting people in meaningful ways. Today, Topgolf continues to blend technology and entertainment, golfers and non-golfers, children and adults – to create an experience that makes socializing a sport for everyone. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and beverage, moved by music and made possible through community. Every Topgolf venue features dozens of high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, a chef-inspired menu for year-round deliciousness and hundreds of Associates eager to help create the moments that matter. Topgolf is truly everyone's game, with 41 venues entertaining more than 13 million Guests annually, original content shows, next-gen simulator lounges through Topgolf Swing Suite, the global Topgolf Tour competition, pop-up social experiences like Topgolf Crush, Toptracer technology as seen on TV, and the world's largest digital golf audience. For more information about Topgolf, including corporate sponsorships, hospitality opportunities or to learn about and view exclusive digital content, please visit topgolf.com.
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