Topgolf cancels plans for Pelham Road location

Photo provided by Topgolf.

Greenville County officials confirmed on Wednesday that Topgolf has withdrawn its development application for Pelham and Garlington roads.

As reported by the Upstate Business Journal earlier this month, the Dallas-based company had filed a request with Greenville County to subdivide 73 acres along the two roads for a golf entertainment center, 90-room hotel, and 7,000-square-foot restaurant.

Topgolf spokesperson Caroline Jerome said the company’s development team had to withdraw the application because it was “still working through local approvals.”

Jerome declined to go into further detail, but she stressed that the company is still considering Greenville for its newest location.

“We are still looking into a potential location around the Greenville area. Once I have more information to share, I’ll be happy to update you,” she said.

In March 2016, the company announced that it had included Greenville in a list of cities under consideration for new locations. Other prospects include New Orleans, Baton Rouge, La.,  Huntsville, Ala., Providence, R.I., and El Paso, Texas.

Topgolf describes itself as a golf entertainment center with competitive golfing games for people of all ages and skill levels. Most Topgolf venues are three levels and include 102 hitting bays for up to six golfers at a time. Players can hit golf balls with computer microchips to track the distance and accuracy of shots. For those not interested in golf, the venue also offers places to relax, watch TV, and enjoy food and drinks.

Topgolf currently has 24 locations across the world that bring in about 8 million people each year, the company says.

Photo Credit: Greenville County / Seamon Whiteside & Associates.

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