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Exclusive: TopGolf to Bring Golf & Food To MGM Grand

TopGolf plans to build a huge golf focused entertainment complex behind the MGM Grand.

TopGolf Houston
TopGolf Houston

Take golf, bars, restaurants and an eye to the nightclub crowd, then drop 117,000-square-foot of concept on the southwest corner of Koval and Harmon and you have the latest addition to the MGM Grand family.

TopGolf plans to bring their growing international concept to Las Vegas and are ready to customize it to the particulars of the city's leisure scene. The proposed four level building is focused around the enormous "outfield" where players will hit micro-chipped golf balls out onto the range, aiming at digital targets 20 to 240 yards away. Players can then be scored by their accuracy, explaining the source of the company's name, "Target Oriented Practice Golf."

In Las Vegas, the three-level, climate-controlled golfing lines will have space for 34 bays, ready to serve a single player or a group. And guests can drink and dine while slicing and chipping.

TopGolf operates out of Dallas with 10 locations in the U.S. and three in the U.K. Elsewhere the audience is pitched as a destination for kids, groups and accomplished amateurs, but also as vibrant nightlife destination with casual dining.

TopGolf Houston

TopGolf Houston

The Las Vegas outpost will upgrade the proven company model with restaurants and bars, golf retail, "pools," cabanas, event spaces and naturally for Vegas, VIP suites.

TopGolf cocktails

TopGolf cocktails

Even before they arrive on the Strip, TopGolf has already been serving drinks in Las Vegas-worthy novelty golf bag cups.

The menu runs the familiar gamut of chicken wings, burgers, nachos, flatbreads and a signature dessert of "injectable donut holes," which presents you with a cream- or jelly-filled syringe ready to be pumped into your 24 cinnamon-dusted mini donuts.

A game at TopGolf can cost between $20 to $40 per hour and each game consists of 20 balls.

This project is being presented for approval by the MGM Grand and the look will be created by YWS Design and Architecture, the creative team behind the resort's Hakkasan complex.

TopGolf has just begun the design review process and no timetable for completion has yet been revealed.