TopGolf at Riverwalk Breaks Ground in Scottsdale
Leaders from TopGolf, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and
The Alter Group took the first-ever golf swings on site at Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony
PHOENIX – July 22, 2013 – Golf entertainment leader TopGolf officially broke ground on its first Arizona location at a special ceremony hosted at the Scottsdale construction site near Talking Stick Resort on Friday morning. Approximately 80 people attended the groundbreaking, including Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) President Diane Enos and Vice President Martin Harvier, in addition to various local business leaders and residents.
During the event, representatives from TopGolf, The Alter Group and SRPMIC donned TopGolf-branded hard hats while practicing their golf swings atop a green putting mat placed on the dirt at the future 9500 E. Indian Bend Road location. The ceremony also featured a blessing, songs and dance performances by the SRPMIC traditional dancers. All attendees got out of their seats to join hands and participate in the final dance.
“The groundbreaking ceremony served to unite all of the people who are working on the TopGolf at Riverwalk project,” said Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination Project Manager Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez. “Our community is excited to welcome and partner with TopGolf to bring more entertainment options to our residents.”
The new 58,580-square-foot TopGolf facility, which will feature 3,000 square feet of event space and 102 hitting bays, is scheduled to open in the spring. The building is being constructed by ARCO/Murray within The Alter Group's 176-acre mixed-use Riverwalk development located along the Loop 101 at Indian Bend Road. TopGolf Real Estate Director Zach Shor estimates that TopGolf at Riverwalk will serve approximately 400,000-450,000 visitors its first year of operation.
“We want everyone in Scottsdale to know that TopGolf is committed to being a good neighbor,” announced Shor during Friday’s ceremony. “We want to be at your Chamber of Commerce meetings. We want to visit your children’s schools and invite their golf teams to practice at TopGolf. We want to host fundraisers for your local charities and parties for your families and friends. We’re here not only to entertain you, but to serve you.”
TopGolf is the emerging global leader in golf entertainment, with nine locations serving more than 1.5 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Each facility offers an upscale, laid-back experience that features climate-controlled hitting bays and an impressive food and beverage menu crafted by an executive chef. Mix in dynamic event spaces for groups of all sizes, and TopGolf stands as the premier entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets the neighborhood’s favorite hangout. To learn more about TopGolf, visit www.topgolf.com.
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