Topgolf International Inc. confirms Eater Vegas’ exclusive reports that it is building a state-of-the-art flagship location at the MGM Grand. This morning, the swanky Topgolf broke ground on the location at Koval and Harmon plus dropped renderings for the very first Vegas location, expected to open spring 2016.
Current MGM facility buildings will be torn down, a new parking lot added and the complex will allow you to compete with others, or against yourself, by hitting golf balls at brightly lit digital targets 20 to 240 yards away. Golfers can play competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels. Players can use the center’s advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of their shots as well. Golf balls contain computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield.
In a first for Topgolf, this location will feature a 105,00-square-foot, four-level mecca for golf fans sitting on eight acres overlooking a 215-yard outfield. Golfs can swing from 102 hitting bays on the first three levels while the fourth level will showcase VIP areas with water features.
A full-service restaurant and bar are part of the location.
The building’s plans also include a stage for live performances and 3,000 square feet of private meeting space with room for 10 to 2,000 people. Neighbors at the Signature expressed concerns about live music during a December Paradise Town Advisory Board. Back then, "the possibility of any concerts hosted inside the faux-greenery of the golf range has now been formally nixed."
Topgolf is already anticipating nearly 1 million visitors in its first year and claims about half describe themselves as "non-golfers." Topgolf goes so far as to estimate the economic output in Las Vegas is expected to exceed $700 million over a 10-year period. Games, a kid’s area, leagues and more are part of the experience here.
Topgolf currently has 16 locations.