As the Upstate Business Journal previously reported, global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® today officially announced Greenville as its next location. Topgolf will begin construction on the 55,000-square-foot venue this spring, and it is expected to open to the public in summer 2019.
It will be located on a 77-acre property near the intersection of Pelham and Garlington roads, anchoring Garlington Park, a new mixed-used development along I-85 that is currently under construction for occupancy in 2019.
Signage depicting a three-story Topgolf facility was installed near the intersection of the two roads a couple months ago. The sign also includes the logos of The Shopping Center Group, a global retail group, and RealtyLink, a Greenville-based commercial real estate firm.
“We welcome Topgolf to Greenville County and the Upstate, with its unique entertainment and event venue that is attractive to families, individuals, and groups,” said Greenville County Council Chairman Butch Kirven. “We appreciate the jobs and economic benefits Topgolf brings to our community and wish them great success.”
There are currently 38 venues in the U.S. and three venues in the U.K. The company 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.
Topgolf plans to continue expansion in South Carolina and throughout the Southeast.
“Throughout the years, we have received countless inquiries from South Carolina residents asking us to build a Topgolf venue,” said Topgolf Chief Development Officer Chris Callaway. “We couldn’t be more excited to offer the Greenville community a new destination for year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment that can be enjoyed by all ages.”
Topgolf Greenville will create 325 full- and part-time jobs. The three-level venue would also feature approximately 1,500 square feet of private event space and 72 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at a time.
Residents can track Topgolf’s progress in Greenville at facebook.com/topgolfgreenville and @Topgolf on Twitter and Instagram.