Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Topgolf is sure to be a hit

Almost everyone has had this experience - bowling. You go with the family and there are some of you that are good bowlers and some who get nothing but gutter balls. Maybe you have kids and so you have the bumper lanes inflated or they use that ski jump contraption to roll the ball down. Your family occupies a lane, gets food and drinks, and keeps score on a computer monitor.

Translate that to golf, but upscale it, and you have Topgolf

12 bays on each level - courtesy of Topgolf

The new Topgolf facility opens this Friday in Roseville. Seldom do I get excited about anything new in town other than food, but Topgolf has me excited. It is sure to be a hit!

luxury bays have couches- courtesy of Topgolf

Topgolf is a facility that is three stories high, each level holding 12 driving range 'bays'. (That's 102 bays!) Each is climate controlled so that weather doesn't matter. Like the bowling example, you get a group together and rent a bay. Some are just bar tables and chairs, but the luxury bays actually have comfy couches. You order quality food and drinks (more on that shortly) and have a good time as you each get your turn at driving golf balls.

Just like the bowling, it doesn't matter if you are good or if you stink, if you are an adult or a child. Topgolf is meant for fun! 

The computer has a variety of games to choose from. If you are a golfer, then play like you were on the links. But if you are there with friends just to goof off, then you might want to play ones equivalent to skeeball, where you aim at different targets and depending on where your ball lands is what score you get.

clubs for everyone! - courtesy of Topgolf

You can bring your own clubs, but Topgolf actually has very nice titanium clubs for men and women, kids and lefties. The balls all have microchips in them so they record the distance. The driving range has fun, neon colored targets that flash and change to go with the music. Disco on the golf course!

Price? The bay rental is $25-$45 per hour. That's not bad if you have a party of six people!

There's more to the facility than just the driving range. There's other games like pool, corn hole, and more. There's also live music on the weekends on the lovely third floor patio. 

Want to hold a corporate event or meeting? There are conference rooms available.

talking with the corporate chef - courtesy of Topgolf

injecting donut holes

And the food?  Pretty good! For the media event we were mostly served their catering menu, but the regular menu looks pretty good too. They say that they smoke all their meats and make all their sauces and dressings in-house. For the dessert folk, they have donut holes that come with syringes of chocolate and raspberry sauces. Fun!

There's no doubt that this is going to be a very popular place for parties, birthdays, first dates, and more! 

the bar

the range

paleo pork belly tacos

stuffed potatoes

second level bays

the monitor with games to choose from

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