(Originally published 10/10/17, Updated 11/27/17: Columbus Business First is now confirming this rumor, with news that TopGolf is officially coming to the Polaris area in 2018, possibly by summer.)
Top Golf, the company behind the massive smart driving range and entertainment centers, looks to be coming to Columbus.
No official announcement or timeline yet, but on Twitter Monday, a user pleaded with the company to come to Columbus, with the following response from the official Top Golf account:
You should definitely stay tuned to our page 👍🏻
— Topgolf (@Topgolf) October 9, 2017
That looks like a yes to me.
Top Golf locations generally feature full service restaurants, private event space and meeting rooms, rooftop patios, and over 100 climate controlled driving ranges.
How It Works
The driving range aspect plays almost more as a video or bar golf game than as pure, traditional golf, with microchipped golf balls that see players aiming for dartboard targets. According to the company, 37% of visitors to Top Golf are not golfers.
Bays are rented by the hours. Another good analogue would be bowling, in that you go in a group and compete.
Some of the Top Golf games:
The entertainment company has 40 locations worldwide, but currently the closest location to Columbus is in West Chester, a suburb of Cincinnati.
Here is a promo video that shows some of what we’re in for: